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I’ve tried shooting with my left eye closed; picking up the bird with both eyes and closing my left as I mount the gun, and I just can’t get to grips with it, although I’m sure it works for some, and indeed for Dave Carrie there is no alternative. 
I think it was Timps who posted a very good, in depth and informative post on a previous thread on this topic, based on his own experiences;  it would be worth doing a search for those interested. 

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3 hours ago, Scully said:

I’ve tried shooting with my left eye closed; picking up the bird with both eyes and closing my left as I mount the gun, and I just can’t get to grips with it, although I’m sure it works for some, and indeed for Dave Carrie there is no alternative. 
I think it was Timps who posted a very good, in depth and informative post on a previous thread on this topic, based on his own experiences;  it would be worth doing a search for those interested. 

Why not see where your gun is pointing when you mount it with both eyes open. If it sits about centre vision then just mount the gun and swing through LOOKING at the bird. Instinct should take over.    We have all had that bird, be it woodcock, pigeon or pheasant flash across a narrow ride and instinctively kill it stone dead.  On those birds you do not have time to think about it, so why should you when it is a straight ahead bird coming at you from a 100yrds away.  Don't mount the gun till you intend killing it.  Up swing BANG!!   Warch a few youtube videos of pheasant shooting.  perfect approaching bird to kill 30yrs infron of the gun but what do they do follow it through and then try to shoot it alongside or behind.     Gun fit is very important and hardly ever spoken about.

I would be willing to bet that the American lady mentioned had a gun which did not fit her perfectly.

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