His secret is to purposly cant your gun.
He believed that it would make your shot string perfectly intersect with the ark of the target.
This is not possible because canting barely changes the poi .
If I had not read or heard mention of that book again I feel we would be doing great.....some seriously bad advice in those pages.
In ref. to the forum here, if you have questions post them in shooting related and you will get alot of answers but there will be many real trap shooters answering you questions. Some of them All Americans, some who are weekend grinders at their local club others who have spend their whole adult life shooting trap. With that being said most of it will be quality and you get to interact with the people giving you the input on your questions.
The Russell James book is like venturing into the the trap version of eastern mysticism.
I remember when he interviewed me for shooting tips to put in his book. I was a class D, 18 yard shooter. I told him everything I knew, which was nothing and made up the rest. Maybe someday I’ll read his book.
It was the first book, or any formal information, I ever had on trapshooting. I found it to be very hard to follow and I could not make much sense out of it. I found TS.com later and was able to get much good information and instruction. I agree with the poster above that finding the good DVD's from the proven shooters is a much better option. Also, if there is a clinic by a proven winner near you, it would be money well spent.