I use my father’s side-by-side and shoot quite well, apart from moments of missing for no apparent reason. What can be causing that?
Tony says: The usual suspects are: not mounting the gun properly, head not down on the stock or stopping the gun when measuring lead. Most recently, I came across a suspect thumb getting in the way. The thumb was left across the top of the rib, causing the client to raise his head to look over the thumb and down the rib. This caused misses in front of driven targets and above crossing targets. As soon as this was rectified, his shooting went back to normal. It can be something quite simple. A good instructor should pick up on anything wrong with your shooting in a training session.