He then put a stopwatch on me and had me mount the gun and shoot at a stationary steel pattern plate as quickly as I could four or five times. Then he told me to try again, concentrating on making a good, smooth move to the target. Shooting quickly, I put shots all over the 3x3-foot plate, and missed it completely once. Shooting smoothly, I centered every pattern in the same spot. The time difference between my fast move and my smooth move was .285 seconds. Grouse and quail fly around 25 mph – they look fast because they startle us, and they are flying in and out of cover. In .285 seconds a grouse can only fly about 10 feet. So, I can take a bad shot at x yards, or a good shot at x yards plus 10 feet. I like my chances at x+10.