The correct prone position— that is, lying flat on the stomach with the face downward—is shown in Fig. 47. When shooting in this position spread your legs wide apart with your toes out and heels in; then raise your body and rest both elbows on the ground so that you are in an easy position and raise your right shoulder a trifle.
Place the butt of the rifle against your right shoulder, with your cheek resting slightly against it and let the thumb of your right hand lie along the stock; and you are ready to blaze away.
Before you do any actual shooting, though, you should practice all of these positions until they come to you naturally, for correct position plays an important part in using a gun to the best advantage.
Collins, A. Frederick. Shooting, for Boys,. New York: Moffat, Yard and, 1917. Print.
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