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Shooting The Woolley Way
Last Post 27 May 2010 07:09 PM by Brady-24-7. 3 Replies.
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NYclaybreakerUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:5 NYclaybreaker
30 Apr 2010 09:59 AM

    I began shooting sporting clays when I was 12. I had the luck of being taught by a great coach (and man) Doug Thompson.

    Doug Learned to shoot with Beretta World Champ and International Champ John Woolley of England.

    Woolley emphasizes looking at the bird and shooting from a low start. This technique has helped me win several youth tournaments and to be competetive at the national level.


    If you have any questions about th"woolley method" feel free to post.


    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
    03 May 2010 07:05 AM
    Tim, congratulations on your achievements. Can you give us some more insight on the Woolley Way?
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    NYclaybreakerUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:5 NYclaybreaker
    03 May 2010 07:39 AM
    Well, here we go.
    FOOT POSITIONING: On a true pair you want to find the area where you plan on breaking the birds. Point your lead foot in the middle of this area and place your rear foot so that it makes a near 45 degree angle, don't exaggerate, get comfortable.
    GUN POSITION: The gun ALWAYS starts from the hip. the hand that goes on the forearm is doing all the work. Point your lead index finger toward the muzzle(finger of death=what you point to, your eye tends to look at harder). The first step is determining how fast the bird will be and the first point at which you will see the bird. Split the distance from the trap to thi first visual point. When the bird releases, focus your eyes on the bird while at the same time pushing your lead hand towards the bird in a slow smooth mount. you must match the speed of your mount with the speed of the bird....if you are too fast or too slow, the bird will beat you or you will just throw the gun out and shoot in front.

    Once the first bird is dead, RETURN TO DISMOUNTED position and repeat until satisfied.
    Brady-24-7User is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:41 Brady-24-7
    27 May 2010 07:09 PM

    Just want to clarify.

    Are you saying that on a true pair you dismount between shots??




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