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Old 03-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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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,



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Old 03-11-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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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.



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

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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.

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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

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

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Is your eotech sighted in?

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Thank you.

I need a lot more practice.

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

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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

I RUN LIKE A CHEVY AND IM BUILT FORD TOUGH
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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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