WRONG GUN, WRONG CARTRIDGE
One aspect that is related very closely to gun fit, which can have a huge affect on success and failure, is the suitability of the bore and cartridge load used. This is most significantly seen with female and young shooters that have to have a gun and cartridge combination to give them a positive “do-ability” factor. By this, I mean a gun that they can manage and a cartridge that is comfortable to shoot and doesn’t knock them about. I have found 20-bore with a 21g load to suit them very well and encourage them to pursue the sport. All too often I meet shooters who have a notion that they need as much lead in the air as possible, however excessive loads can cause all sorts of aversions to develop which will cause them to miss. Lighter loads certainly help me to shoot in a smoother fluid way.