Shooting a Rifle Accurately
Shooting a firearm accurately takes practice, and a lot of it. By following the suggestions below, you can learn to shoot accurately under most hunting conditions.
1. Practice with your firearm regularly. By shooting regularly you become familiar with your action, firearm and will gain confidence.
2. Try different loads in your firearm. All firearms have a preference for one load or another, try a few and see which is more accurate. If you handload, try several different loads with the same powder/bullet combination before passing it by. Sometimes a grain or two either way can do wonders for accuracy.
3. Use a rest whenever possible, if you must take a standing un-rested shot, use your sling, by wrapping it around your support arm.
4. Slowly squeeze the trigger, when it breaks and the firearm discharges it should be a "surprise".
5. Control your breathing, take a full breath and slowly exhale, stop half way through your exhale and take the shot.
6. If you find you are flinching, have someone pass you your gun, sometimes have them load it, sometimes have them pass you an unloaded firearm. If you are flinching, it will become apparent when you "fire" the unloaded gun.
6. Keep your firearm clean and well lubricated, bore fouling if excessive can really affect accuracy.
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