A comprehensive guide to correctly executing four formal shooting positions in the field.
Before fall big-game seasons begin, it’s important to build confidence in your rifle, ammo and optics—and how you perform with them in hand. To do so, it pays to put in practical range time, shooting not only from field positions but also building skill at quick, accurate follow-up shots.
A good wingshooter mounts the gun, focuses on the target with both eyes and pulls the trigger in one smooth motion so the shot pattern strikes the target where the shooter expects the target to be. Here’s how to practice all that so you look—and shoot—like a natural.
Here are a few drills to do now that will make you confident come fall when that buck of a lifetime is standing 350 yards away and the sun is fading fast.