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IloveShooting 03-11-2012 07:17 PM

Advice for shooting accurately first rifle
I got my first rifle.

It's a S&W M&P Model 15 AR with an EOtech site

I have been researching online as far as firing accurately.

I am still having trouble firing accurately at even 20 yards.

Any suggestions or pointers?

I probably should get a sling

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Gatoragn 03-11-2012 07:52 PM

Practice, practice, practice.

Get some snap caps and practice trigger control without having to go to the range. Pick a spot on a wall and practice squeezing the trigger without losing sight of the spot.

JTJ 03-11-2012 08:36 PM

Keep your eyes open.:D
Sure improved my wife's shooting when she 1st started.

ahole 03-11-2012 08:54 PM

Practice. Go get some good bulk ammo and spend a few weekends at the range. Also get to know that rifle inside and out. Knowing your tools is very important when your looking at performance.

dog2000tj 03-11-2012 09:07 PM

Ditch the grip and get a sandbag when shooting at the range. Concentrate on your breathing and trigger pull, nothing else, not even the target. Once you get comfortable with that than the tighter groups will come ;)

Ledbetter84 03-11-2012 09:13 PM

Like they have said. Trigger time. Keep shooting. Don't anticipate the round firing, it should "surprise" you.

smoooth308 03-11-2012 09:14 PM

Is your eotech sighted in?

IloveShooting 03-11-2012 11:32 PM

Thank you.

I need a lot more practice.

I bought it used so I don't know if it's sighted in or not.

bigdaddy573 03-11-2012 11:43 PM


Originally Posted by IloveShooting
Thank you.

I need a lot more practice.

I bought it used so I don't know if it's sighted in or not.

Lol well there's your problem u have to site your eo teck to your rifle


BlueTurf 03-12-2012 02:10 AM

Most of us old-timers didn't have rifles as nice as this to start our shooting with. I remember starting with an old single-shot .22LR. Enjoy your rifle! Take the time to know and use it well.

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