5 Tips for Better Field Shooting
Every professional shooter had problems and difficulties in the early stages. However, following a few simple tips can help you become better more quickly. So, let’s go through five essential tips for better field shooting.
Don’t use clean bores for field!
Cleanliness is great in general, but not necessarily for your first shot. A perfectly clean barrel will often shoot to a different point than a barrel with a shot or two. If you want to hit the right spot, it’s essential to practice with it earlier and fire a shot before reaching your hunting destination.
Boresighting is not sighting-in!
Although bore sighting is a great way to get your shots on paper, it does not mean it’s an excellent way to hit the target. Therefore, a shooter should never consider their rifle to be sighted-in until it has been shot and the sights fine-tuned through live-fire range shooting.
Slight variations can affect shooting accuracy.
Most shooters recognize that if they drop the rifle or bump the scope, it can adversely affect shooting accuracy. But other less apparent events can negatively affect your shooting as well. Removing the stock during cleaning operations, changing the tightness of the stock screws, removing and replacing the scope, and even slight variations in the climatic conditions can negatively affect your shooting.
Both eyes open.
It seems natural for a shooter to close their non-shooting eye, but keeping both eyes open can provide plenty of advantages in hunting situations. It will give a better depth of field, allow you to get on your target quicker, and be more conscious of what is going on around you. It might take a little getting used to, but you will be a better shooter in the long run.
Practice a lot!
There is no such thing as too much shooting practice. When a person fires their rifle, it produces much more benefit than merely being able to place all the shots into a tight little group. All shooting helps to familiarize the shooter with their firearm. It gets the shooter used to the report and recoil of the rifle, and it encourages shooting confidence. In the end, such an approach allows the shooter to find the best possible load for their gun.
As we said in the beginning, even the best shooters were not so good in their early days. So, practice a lot, use our tips, and don’t give up!