Is Your Rifle Club Hurting Your Shooting
Rifle clubs are for target shooters and not hunters, Why? Let me explain. The main thing that is learned at a rifle club, is steady holding for deliberate target shooting. The practice is essentially the same as in the days of the muzzleloader. For repeating rifles and even for single shot breech-loaders, such practice is to be limited. It is better for military men than for sportsman.
The great trouble with our target shooting is that the time element is left out. We should introduce repeating rifles at the range and use them as repeaters, making our rules so that the rapidity of fire shall be as important a factor as accuracy. Some shooters have contended that the singe-shot rifle is more accurate than the repeater. There was some truth in this in the early days of the repeater, but it cannot be said or our best modern repeating rifles.
Target practice should be to the hunter with the rifle what trap shooting is to the field-shooter with the shotgun. Then we can look forward to the time when the number of shooters at the range will be as many as at the traps. In fact, when the possibilities of the rifle are understood, the great variety of attractive shooting that can be done with it will always give it the advantage over the shotgun.
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