Test Firing Box
The best way to target a rifle that the writer has discovered is to make a neat fitting box to sit in, having a firm rest for the back and side pieces for the arms to rest upon. Have the box strongly made and immovable. Place a bag of sand across the front of the box and dent a place into this where the barrel is to be placed—sand bag to be at such a distance as to rest the barrel about six inches from the muzzle. Hold down firmly with the left hand when you fire and do not vary the grip from shot to shot.
Place the bull’s-eye at the distance you wish the rifle sighted for and hold just under the black, where the bullets should land in the center. Do not expect to secure the finest work the barrel is capable of even with this rest; perfection in rest shooting requires training and a lot of it. Endeavor to call every shot and make due allowance for bad holding, the effect of wind, etc.
Askins, Charles. Rifles and Rifle Shooting. New York: Outing, 1912. Print.
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