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5 Easy Rifle Shooting Tips For Beginners

While focusing on items like trigger control, breathing and proper alignment when shooting are all important, there are some other tips that will make shooting easier for a new shooter. Whether you are shooting at night with a night vision scope or during the day with a pistol, these tips will help any novice shooter become a better shot.



1. Don’t fight your rifle.

For the best precision let the gun point where it wants to point. The shot where there is no adjustment necessary to bring the gun on target is typically the most accurate. Every rifle wants to point a certain when when it is held. Its best to think of the rifle as part of yourself, not a separate object. This makes it easier to aim at the target, because you will use your whole body to aim at the target instead of just the rifle.

2. Follow through.

The ideal follow through when shooting your rifle is the one that you will wind up in the exact position you were in when the shot broke. Make sure to hold it until the bullet is downrange and hold the trigger back until you are ready for your next shot.

3. Prone position.

Prone position is the easiest and most accurate way to get an accurate shot when you are a beginner. Master the prone position before working on other stances.

4. Don’t underestimate the shooting sling.

Using a shooting sling can have a significant effect on your shooting ability. Best of all, slings are affordable. They are a great investment to help make you more accurate and precise.

5. Open your eyes.

Shoot with both eyes open when using guns with iron sights or optics (night vision scopes, red dot sights, etc). This will allow you to relax more. You will be able to focus on what you are doing and it will enhance your view. 

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