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Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting

Shooting a shotgun is different from shooting a rifle. With the rifle you must aim precisely. With a shotgun you point at the target. Because of this, the fundamentals of shotgun shooting are different.

Accurate shotgun shooting requires a fast sequence of movements involving the body, gun and eyes. These movements need to be performed in one smooth, coordinated movement for accuracy.

There are some shotguns which are equipped with adjustable sights and some models that fire slugs. These types use the same shooting techniques required for accurate rifle shooting.