What You Learned (cont.)
When shooting a shotgun, the choke controls the shot string, thus affecting pellet density at various distances. The most common chokes are full, modified, improved cylinder, and cylinder.
No two shotguns or chokes will shoot identical shot patterns. To select the best choke and ammunition combination that provides the best ethical performance, you must “pattern” your shotgun.
Using proper shotgun-shooting techniques will help improve your accuracy. The five fundamentals you should master are your shooting stance, pointing the shotgun, shouldering the shotgun, pulling the trigger, and following through.
One method of leading the target is the swing-through method.