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#2 MOUNTING THE GUN
Resist the temptation to mount your shotgun too early, instead allowing your eyes to focus on the bird before you start your mount. As you lock in on the bird, swing with the target and begin mounting your gun with the muzzle parallel to the bird’s path. Mounting should be one smooth movement, using both hands equally as you stand straight and lift the gun to your shoulder. Don’t lower or tilt your head to the stock; the gun should come up to your cheek and be fully mounted as you determine the appropriate lead.