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Practice uphill and downhill corrections.

I don’t want to get too into posting other people’s articles.  But every now and then I run across an article that is just too good to pass up.

10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions is full of information and great advice.  Well worth the read.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions

By Shawn Carlock

After having spent years in the hunting fields, rifle competitions, and training arenas, I have noted that a high number of missed “field” shots in these conditions were the result of unstable or flat out poor shooting positions. Now, in the areas of hunting, rifle competition, and training, your field shooting position will often be far from ideal. However, there are things you can do to raise your first round hit percentage by improving your shooting position.

1. Get your rifle as close to the ground as possible. The higher your body and your rifle are up in the air, the less stable you typically are. Not all field positions allow you to be right on the dirt, but be there whenever you can. Even if you do not use a bipod on your rifle, simply being prone and unsupported is a better position than sitting, kneeling, or leaning against a tree. The closer you and your rifle are to the dirt, the more stable you will be. Now, getting low may not always be possible, so be prepared for other unique field shooting positions, but try to stay low whenever possible.


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When it comes time to sight in our rifles, we want to sight them in as perfectly as possible because we want our guns to be as accurate as possible.  Some rifles sight in quickly.  Others seem to take a little longer.  I remember having a very sore and very bruised shoulder after sighting in one particular gun that I used to have.  This is a good example of where we can do things smarter and easier.  Buy a lead sled!

The Caldwell Lead Sled DFT

The Caldwell Lead Sled DFT gets high ratings all around.  It works for rifles, shotguns and muzzleloaders.  It does a great job steadying your aim and makes it easier to fine-tune your sights.  It saves on ammo and money by holding steady with hardly any recoil when you shoot.  It’s made well, easy to assemble and easy to use.

The Caldwell Lead Sled DFT is on sale right now at Cabela’s.  Normally $219.99 the current price is just $99.  Get free shipping on orders of $99 or more through 12/17/12 by using the promo code: 2WINTER.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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