There are lot of superstitions, fairy tales and just plain non-sense in the world of shotgun shooting. If you spend any time on a skeet field or a clays course, you’ll heard plenty of it.
Writer Laurie Hart has heard plenty of it, too. In the piece excerpted below, she calls a few of them out. Click through and read the entire piece for her explanation of why each myth and misconception is pure BS.
Five Myths and Misconceptions About Shooting, by Laurie Hart, from the UK’s FieldSports magazine.
1: The tighter the choke the longer the shot string.
2: A longer shot string makes it easier to hit the target.
3: The more open the choke the bigger the pattern.
4: Shooting across and into water enables you to see the shot string.
5: Swinging very rapidly can spread the shot across the sky.
In her article, Laurie explains each of these myths and misconceptions in greater detail, and I suggest you check the whole thing out now.