Back in the previous hunting rifles blog, we’ve learned from a video the types of hunting rifles in accordance to your variety of hunting. We’ve known its four different hunting types and how it varies from one to the other.
Now, we will bring to you another video from About.com, a video of tips on how to hunt with a rifle.
Information About Hunting with a Rifle
The advantage with hunting with a rifle over other firearms is being able to close the distance; the rifle will give you a much longer distance over a handgun, or a shotgun. The rifle can be very effective as close as 50 yards, all the way out to a thousand, depending on the proper rifle and the proper shooter.
Basics for Hunting with a Rifle
The three basic steps to use before taking a shot with a hunting rifle would be position, trigger control, and sight alignment. Trigger control being the pressure that is being put on the trigger in an easy and consistent manner; you don’t want to jerk the trigger, or squeeze the trigger too hard. One tip that I can give with trigger control is once you have your sight alignment and you have your sights on the target, don’t yank the trigger, just continue to use standard pressure until the gun goes off.
More Basics for Hunting With a Rifle
There are four different shooting positions to use when hunting with a rifle. There is prone. There is seated. There is kneeling. And there is standing. Prone being the most effective. The reason why this is the best position is because it’s the most stable and it’s the most accurate. In the standing position you don’t have any of your elbows supported. In the kneeling position you will have one elbow supported, and actually in the seated position, you can have both elbows supported. The more points that you can support the gun, it will make it more accurate. Standing is the least effective, but also the quickest way of acquiring a target and fro shooting and hunting with a rifle.