The following images are targets I shot back to back after a day working on designs. As you can see the scores decrease until I hit a low of 83 – well below my average of 94. So, why did this happen? The answer is simple: Fatigue. No matter whether you’re a builder, accountant, or … More Fatigue: Effects and Solutions
As with any sport, shooting is a discipline and requires a degree of fitness. Strength in the arm and shoulder to hold the gun and strength in the core and back to maintain the posture. As well as physical strength, shooting also helps to improve breathing and aid relaxation. This is done when concentrating on … More Health Benefits of Joining a Shooting Club
A very quick explanation of why how you breathe is important to improving your shooting. Remember to breathe, this stops your blood pressure from building and keeps your heart rate down making it easier to time your shots. Try to breath deeply using your diaphragm as this makes it easier to predict how the gun … More Control your Breathing
A common issue in shooting is known as “looking through the sight”. This is when your eye is focused on the target rather than the gun sight, which can cause shots to be thrown out. The image below shows a scoped rifle, with the crosshair in focus, and the target slightly blurred; this is what … More What should I be seeing through the scope?
We’ve all had the time where a shot flies off somewhere it shouldn’t. The frustration of it bringing your score down. Well, here’s a chart we use at the club to help us determine what may have been the cause. A) Trigger Pushing B) Heeling; Slack Grip; Anticipating the Shot C) Pulling; Snatching the Trigger; … More Single shot diagnosis
After the storms at the beginning of the year that ended up damaging the building, Exmouth Small-Bore Rifle and Pistol club has had a fresh lease of life after the building was fully repaired in time for the winter months. The club wants to extend its warmest thanks to all the local firms and friends … More Locked and Loaded for the Winter