Many years ago, during my first week at the Field & Stream office in New York, I tracked down Dave Petzal. (He was easy to find. If I remember correctly he was sharpening a knife at his desk.) I asked if I could go shooting with him to get a few pointers. I've got one pointer for you, he told me, practice. I think he mentioned an ungodly amount of rounds, and then I trudged back to my cubicle. He was right. I needed practice…but I got very little of it in NYC.