Actually, neither feat was that impressive, because both times I knew it was about to happen, but it wasn’t a shot I had planned. Shooting Scotch-Etruscan Doubles consistently is a skill you have to work on. There are many shooters who are able to break two targets or shoot two birds at once. You see it often on the sporting clays course, on stations where a true pair crosses. If your timing is good, you can get both with one shot. Likewise, waterfowl and quail hunters, whose quarry travels in bunches, can learn to look for two birds that are lining up as they are figuring out which ones to shoot. Old-time market hunters, who killed lots of birds every day, became experts at predicting which birds were about to line up before they pulled the trigger. For them, birds-to-shells was a matter of profit margin, so they had financial incentive to get good at it.