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The two most common methods of leading targets at long distances are swing-through and sustained lead.

Leading the target with sustained lead method

As you gain experience shooting, you eventually will be able to perform the sustained lead.

  1. Point the shotgun ahead of the game as you swing.
  2. Swing along the flight line of the target at the same speed it is moving, keeping ahead of it.
  3. Fire, making sure to sustain the swing during and after the shot.