KNEE-REST Rifle Shooting
Very often the sportsman will need to shoot from the knee. There are times when he must crawl upon his quarry in making a stalk, and he dare not rise to his feet under penalty of being seen and losing his opportunity. Moreover, the knee rest is a trifle more reliable than off-hand, quicker to learn, and steadier in a wind. In the knee rest there is plenty of give to the body and recoil is less felt than in any other position except off-hand. Where the marksman pulls deliberately or has a hard trigger it has its advantages, too, since the mark can be kept covered for a greater length of time.
The knee rest is so familiar to everybody, either from using it or seeing it used that it seems hardly worthwhile to describe the position. However, it means simply dropping upon S the right knee and resting the elbow upon the left; the fore-end will be gripped just in front of the guard or the latter will rest in the palm. The position can be varied to some extent, and the individual will soon learn what is the easiest and steadiest for him.
Askins, Charles. Rifles and Rifle Shooting. New York: Outing, 1912. Print.
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