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Old 07-12-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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Glad I don't have to worry about being a sniper lol but would be cool to be as good of a shot. What's everyone's thought a out the trigger finger I'm good with handguns using the almost middle of my finger but I'm a very good shot not bragging by no means. But I've heard this was wrong should I go for tip of finger on the rifle trigger and try it out don't want to change it for handguns
If I'm shooting for extreme accuracy, I get a full grip. The middle of my finger (between 2nd and 3rd digit) will rest on the trigger. When I squeeze the trigger I more or less close my hand like I'm making a fist. This eliminates pull to the left or right.


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Breath in. Release halfway. Pull the trigger. (The trigger should be on the pad of your index finger, not even close to the first knuckle. This will eliminate your finger moving the gun even the slightest bit.) Follow through. Don't take your finger off the trigger until the cartridge has left the muzzle.



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Where you place the trigger on your finger is about personal preference. People are different sizes and have big and small and in-between finger sizes. The important part is that you're able to pull the trigger straight to the rear.

Telling everyone to use the tip of their finger is like telling someone to drive your car without adjusting the mirrors or the seat.

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Where you place the trigger on your finger is about personal preference. People are different sizes and have big and small and in-between finger sizes. The important part is that you're able to pull the trigger straight to the rear.

Telling everyone to use the tip of their finger is like telling someone to drive your car without adjusting the mirrors or the seat.
Good analogy.
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Any suggestions on breathing techniques when shooting a rifle? My groups haven't been what they should be and I would like to here what you have to say. Hopefully axxe will chime in a few words of wisdom.
You want to breath from your diaphragm (abdominal muscles) and not from your chest. In through nose out through your mouth, this exchanging of air allows you to focus and still yourself. Picture; Breath clear and calm like a newborn sleeping.

Ideally trigger pull should occur between heartbeats.. However when I'm asked about trigger squeeze and holding ones breath.
My mantra is.
*full breath
*exhale to halfway point
*stop & hold breath
*squeeze trigger
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Stopping and holding your breath halfway on the exhale temporarily by-passes your body's early warning systems of "we are not breathing here"
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[QUOTE=willshoum;1302317]....Follow the bullet path not the target.../QUOTE]

Follow the bullet path - now THERE is where I might need some practice. can someone elaborate? If all it means is where the bullet goes, that's one thing - but the path?

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Are you slinging up correctly? This is a great, simple video, that shows the loop and hasty sling. Either should help improve groupings if you're not already doing it, regardless of what rifle you're shooting.

http://youtu.be/fL4hncfEdOk

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I'll throw out finding your NPOA as well, if you're not already doing it.

http://the-rifleman.blogspot.com/2008/03/part-five-natural-point-of-aim-npoa.html

Check out a Project Appleseed event when there's one in your area too.

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I was shooting against a pretty good hot shot in a skeet tournament several years ago and I completely ruined his score and beat him by asking him, just before he approached the first station, "Just before you pull the trigger, do you breathe in or breathe out?" After the round, he called me an SOB and I just laughed knowing I had psychologically defeated him.
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I was shooting against a pretty good hot shot in a skeet tournament several years ago and I completely ruined his score and beat him by asking him, just before he approached the first station, "Just before you pull the trigger, do you breathe in or breathe out?" After the round, he called me an SOB and I just laughed knowing I had psychologically defeated him.
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That's pretty good! I appreciate all the help fellas.


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