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Old 07-13-2013, 01:23 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by hoovco View Post
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.
This all depends on the size of your hand and the size of the grip. If you have already developed a comfortable trigger pull that does not affect your point-of-aim, I would say stick with it. Hand size, finger length, musculature and gun ergonomics all bear on this and it is too hard to have an absolute rule that covers it.

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Old 07-13-2013, 01:27 PM   #22
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I breath normal then just pause on the exhale and squeeze the trigger then once it breaks keep exhaling.

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Old 07-13-2013, 11:48 PM   #23
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Precision shooting is all about repeatability....shot after shot after shot. You can't get repeatability when you use the "let out half of the breath". Do you have a gauge by which to measure when your lungs are at 50%? Exhale'll have about 3 to 4 seconds to shoot before you begin to inhale.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:48 AM   #24
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I find that what's important is if you are relaxed, especially when shooting from a bench. Don't be tensed up and don't anticipate recoil, you almost want to be surprised that the round has fired.
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I missed it. Was he inhaling or exhaling?

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