#1 shooting tip

Blackhawk

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Interested to see what everyone's number one tip to shooting groups? Looking for very specific pointers or your number one thing to do when shooting. let's keep it shooting groups at 100-1200 yrds with a capable hunting rifle. Go!!
There is a check list that I use containing seven items.
Some I perform in my mind, others before I even consider taking any shot.
They are the following and apply just as much whether I'm punching paper, or trying to fill a permit / tag.


1) Know your rifle like you know your right , or left hand !
2) Know your target and what lies beyond before you brake that shot.
3) Work with your scope until you can dial in Mil Dot, or MOA reticles accurately at any known distance .
(being able to mentally perform calculations on the fly)
4) Become proficient at using a range finder.
5) Learn how to read as well as predict the wind and what it is doing at target range.
6) Shoot the same ammunition all the time either when target shooting or hunting , learning to shoot it extremely accurately. ( keep using the same ammunition at the range and while hunting until you can predictably know said bullets performance and attributes)
7) Slow your breathing and mentally calm yourself down before your shot.
8) Maintain a healthy, stable and demeanor and do not ever rush your shot.


I know that this is a rehash of what most of us are aware of, but do you subscribe to all of the listed items religiously? ( #2 I believe is the one item that you absolutely must adhere to )
My thoughts.
 
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blueprairiedog

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#1 shooting tip is safety at all times as someone else said shooting and hunting is a hobby safety is probably the most important tip I can give
 

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Women are some of the best shooters...why?....because they usually don't get too excited. They relax to the point of almost sleep. Men have a hard time with that. They seem to be more competitive and try too hard to shoot well, and force things. So, relax, get in good position (when possible in field conditions), do not get in a hurry even if the game (animal)..moves out....
I thought it was because they will listen to instructions.
 

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After 30+ years as an Outfitter and 15 as a fishing guide, I can tell you “for sure” that women are much easier to teach than men! I think it’s a Pride or Macho Issue with us guys! 😁
 

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My grandmother could have given Annie Oakley a solid run for her money, but wasn't too interested in shooting because it wasn't much of a challenge for her.

I've long thought that due to women's generally slower metabolism their relaxed heart rate is lower than most men's, which makes them inherently better shots. At least that has been my casual observation.

There are a lot of things in life that the harder you try to do it, the worse your performance will be. Relax, even in a comp the idea is to enjoy it, otherwise why are you doing it?
 

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