Multiple targets can slow the best shotgunners. Kick a quail from the brambles, and you’ll get a bead right away. Bounce a covey, and your eye caroms from one target to another, delaying the shot. You’ve probably seen ace wingshooters flummoxed by a noisy explosion of birds launching at once to twist away in different directions.
While such confusion seldom besets riflemen, you can still find yourself stymied when you could be firing—even with just one target in your scope field. The problem, often, is the scope’s reticle.
Multiple targets can slow the best shotgunners. Kick a quail from the brambles, and…
by Jay Langston / Jan 9, 2014