Aim the shotgun by aligning the bead on the front with the grooves at the back. Learn how to aim a shotgun in this free hunting video.
We're walking through the field. Again, my weapon is still unloaded, but we always want to treat it, as though it's loaded. You see these animals around. Grip on the throat of the gun. Fingers not on the trigger. You can always point it at the ground, and really what this does for us, is when we do load our weapon, is that as we're walking through the woods, if a bird were to jump, a partridge or something that we were looking to shoot, if this were fall and partridge season. We’d be ready to quickly, with one fast motion, take the safety off, by pushing it in. I'm going to leave it on though. Bring it up to our shoulder, and hone in on the bird. Now, when we're aiming our gun, the way that we aim our gun, is we have a bead here on the very front. This is called the front bead of the gun. It runs right along the top of the barrel, and we see these grooves right here. These are at the back. The purpose of these grooves, is to align the bead at the front with these grooves, so that the barrel you know, is pointing at what you want to shoot at. Now once these two are lined up, the bead and the grooves, what I like to do, is have my bead at the very bottom of the target that I want to shoot, or towards the bottom. The reason this is, is a shotgun is a slow discharging gun, and when you shoot, it will kick, and as it kicks, it lifts the top of the barrel up, and what I've found in my life, is that my pattern of the small BB's, tend to spray up, so I like to aim a little bit low. Playing that kick is going to bring the pattern up, and I've had actually pretty good luck in my life, using that type of strategy, so let's get going. We're going to walk up around the corner here. We'll load our gun and head down the trail. Thank you.