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Pointing: With the rifle you “aim” precisely. But with a shotgun you point at the target. Accurate shotgun shooting requires a fast sequence of movements involving the body, firearm, and eyes. These movements need to be performed in one smooth, coordinated movement to achieve accuracy, and this requires practice.

Aim a rifle
Aim a rifle. Squeeze the trigger.
Point a shotgun
Point a shotgun. Pull the trigger.

Eyeing the target: In shotgun shooting, keep both eyes wide open and focused on the moving target, not on the firearm barrel or the bead sight.

  • While watching the target, mount the firearm correctly, point it toward the target area, and pull the trigger.