Ammunition companies will tell you that more velocity solves the problem of missing behind a flying target. Helpful kibitzers at the gun club will tell you that you need to lead the target more or to keep your gun moving. In truth, most misses behind result from the mistake of looking back at the bead to measure lead. It’s a baffling miss to experience, because the last thing you saw before you looked at the bead was the gun ahead of the target. However, the instant you look at the bead, the gun stops. You are going to end up shooting behind the bird even though you think you’re ahead of it. The answer to this problem isn’t more feet per second, more feet of lead, or an exaggerated follow-through. It’s more focus on the target. Relegate the barrel to your peripheral vision and keep your eye on the bird. Think sharp target, fuzzy barrels and your mystery misses will turn into hits.