Of further note though...
I always think it's extremely useful to spot the strike whether it's a hit or miss. Misses are often easier to spot because the face plate doesn't move, and early in a shoot, they're less peppered... but being able to spot your strike as often as possible helps build up a picture of any vertical shift away from the expected, as well as spotting any windage missestimation (am i just creeping into the kill, or am i almost getting blown out of it?)
In the UK we can pull targets back up as we shoot, which is a nice trick if you didnt read the strike, in SA we weren't allowed to, so extra concentration on reading the kill was the solution. But it does demand that the shot is released in a controlled manner, and the mind is clear enough to observe.
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