Right Way To Shoot A Double | Field & Stream, Shotgun Tips | Tips

Views : 1677

About Video

Uploaded on 16 April, 2012

“This video shows the right and wrong way to shoot a double. As I say in the narration, the best way to shoot a double is to choose your first target wisely. Pick a bird to shoot that leaves you in the right place to take the second shot.

With the geese in the video, there’s a bottom and top bird. If you shoot the bottom bird first, the second one is in clear view and it’s an easy move up to it to complete the double. Sometimes when there are two birds–one behind the other–it’s easier to swing through the second bird and keep moving the gun to the leader. Do it the wrong way, as in the sea duck video, and your first shot blocks your view of the second, making it much more difficult.

That said, I am being unfair to the shooter in the sea duck video. Although he puts his gun in the wrong place for the double, he does the right thing in taking the easy bird first. Then, when it folds obviously dead, he tries for a second.

The difference is, the first hunt is in a cornfield where cripples are easy to catch, the second is on open water where even power boats and retrievers are no guarantee you will recover a crippled duck, much less two crippled ducks at once. Part of planning a double is knowing when not to shoot one.”

Enjoy these Field & Stream tips with the GunNuts / Smith and Wesson.

Length : 1:23

Categorized as: Tips Equipment, Gear, & Field

Tagged as: duck F&S Field & Stream geese goose hunting shooting shotgun tips

Leave a Comment

Recommended Videos

Starvation Trailer

Preview From The Wild Season 4, Episode 2 “Starvation”

Length : 1:00

Watch

Starvation Trailer
Starvation Trailer

Redemption And Beginnings

Mark Grupe shifts back to hog hunting along with Kyle Alton, Joseph Goncalves, and John Naipo.

Length : 8:29

Watch

Redemption And Beginnings
Redemption And Beginnings

A Season Out West E3

Join Out West Outdoors in episode 3 as Zach Wusstig and Dusty Janc travel to hunt Aoudad sheep in Texas.

Length : 25:03

Watch

A Season Out West E3
A Season Out West E3

We Did It Again

Join Embrace The Harvest as they share another exciting Colorado elk hunt. See how the crew’s perseverance continues to bring them success.

Length : 14:41

Watch

We Did It Again
We Did It Again

Bucket List

Follow Chad Maves as he searches for a moose harvest in Ontario with his bow.

Length : 9:54

Watch

Bucket List
Bucket List

Barriers To Entry

Southern Draw cools off with a public land elk hunt in the mountains of Idaho.

Length : 14:24

Watch

Barriers To Entry
Barriers To Entry

Land Of The Free Episode 9

In segment 9, the crew teams up with Elk101, Dirk and Corey, for the archery season opener of elk season in Wyoming.

Length : 31:46

Watch

Land Of The Free Episode 9
Land Of The Free Episode 9

From The Wild Season 4

From The Wild continues with an all-new compelling Season 4!

Length : 3:15

Watch

From The Wild Season 4
From The Wild Season 4

More Recommended Videos