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Anyone shoot shotguns? Having never fired a gun before, I went through about 150 rounds of 12guage shooting at round orange 'birds'. The place we went was nice. Lots of stations set up in different ways so you had the target going towards or away from you, left to right, up, down from an elevated position, different angles, one actually rolled them out to skip accross a hill and down an embankment on their side so they bounced and hopped. Every station had at least two different machines to alternate between if you wanted to as well. Then of course there was the standard Skeet.
I felt like the shotgun I used was really short. Not the barrel but like the body of the weapon itself from bottom of the stock to the top of the barrel was very narrow. Plus the sight line was real low right against the barrel. Ended up with an annoying little bruise from putting the bottom corner of the stock against the top of my shoulder to get it high enough lol... still had a really surprising amount of fun. I was told I was doing well, but the spread I was getting from 12guage seemed like overkill shooting at the targets. I think most people there used 410 and that extra margin of error from the 12guage almost certainly helped me break more targets.
Did not attempt Skeet, but it looked neat. It sounds like people are practicing towards being good at 'skeet' rather than good at using the shotgun itself. Timing when the bird is coming out, aiming where it will be ahead of time, etc. I'd rather do trap and let someone surprise me with it. There was an olympic station where three machines fired at random or something, but the person I was with didn't play that and I didn't push to try it my first time out.
I'm ususally a night person because of my job, but I'm going to get my own shotgun and start doing it regularly as my 'daytime' activity when I need something to do with people.