When a clay target or a bird flies from left to right, or vice versa, it can be extremely intimidating, as it’s the shot you have to lead the most. That means you don’t shoot where the target is, you shoot where it’s going to be—something that takes a bit of time and practice to get a feel for. But you can speed up that process by not making mistakes from the start. Phil Bourjaily shows you how to make those crossing shots here:
Make That Shot: The Crossing Bird
A target that flies from left to right intimidates many shotgunners...because you have to shoot where it isn't. Watch shotgun pro Phil Bourjaily explain exactly how.