This hunter captured some amazing slow motion footage of shotgun patterns hitting pigeons.
Novice and experienced shotgunners can learn a thing or two on proper leads to hit flying birds.
Attempting to hit a flying target with a shotgun is not as easy as it looks. The shooter must assess the following:
- The bird’s speed
- It’s trajectory, either rising or falling
- The proper lead to put the pattern of shot on the moving bird
A hunter must shoot ahead of the target, so the bird will fly through the bird shot. Hopefully, this video has answered your questions about bird shot patterns!