Shooting Tripod: Tips to Becoming a Better Marksman
Hunting and shooting enthusiasts alike all have their different preferences for how they sharpen their skills and most of them differ when you ask them how they learned to shoot. Most hunters, military personnel, and marksmen learned their skills as they were growing up. Their fathers, guardians, or even their Uncle Buck probably showed them the ropes as a young age, grooming their skills for a future in competitive or recreational shooting. Now, what if someone didn’t have that same luxury, or didn’t grow up around firearms? This article was written to help guide those novice shooters and for those who simply want to improve their shot with great, simple techniques. The BASH Shooting Tripod was designed for the novice and expert alike.
I’m sure that we can all agree that a good field shot requires both skill AND quality equipment. As you have reached our site, we hope to educate you on how to improve your shot, but also hope to cater to any equipment needs you might have when preparing for an outing. Besides having the best shooting tripod on the market, and certainly for the money, it’s now time for the advice; get out your pens!
1) Avoid fatigue
When practicing or preparing for an outing, it is best to monitor your endurance so that you will have more stamina during the trip. You should never shoot more than 20-30 rounds per live fire session. You won’t let off that many rounds at a time in the field, so keep your live rounds low and try dry firing to supplement the live rounds. Although when you dry fire, use a centefire system of course.
2) Use Rimfire
When doing your live fire, it is advised to use a rimfire device. When you do this, it will help you save money and also, overcome flinching. We advise this because you can reload centerfire cartridges and if the bullet is rather large, it can get pretty expensive. Rimfire devices are often times more economical because you can dispose of them and cannot reload.
3) Don’t hold too long!
Here at B.A.S.H we say, “If you hold long, you hold wrong.” Don’t fight to keep a position for longer than eight or 10 seconds. If the shot hasn’t been fired within that time, lower your rifle from the shooting tripod and relax.
4) Don’t be a Jerk
If you have been known to jerk the trigger, we’ve got the answer! A quick fix is to alter the grasp of your shooting hand so that your thumb doesn’t wrap around the wrist of the stock. We have found that oftentimes, eliminating the ability to “grip” the stock will help you be steadier.
5) Get the right target
If your riflescope is at a magnification of more than 6 times, it can obstruct offhand shooting. The key indicator that you might need a larger target is if you are having trouble seeing the target with low magnification. Our shooting tripod aids in improving your accuracy by providing attachments for binoculars and other tools.
6) 6 o’clock hold
If you are having trouble aligning your target with an open sight, use the 6 o’clock hold! Hold your rifle at the bottom of the target; this provides a better aiming point with open sights.
7)Use 90 degrees
If you are trying to steady your rifle, raise your shooting elbow to parallel the ground and be a 90-degree angle from your body. This promotes a firm shooting platform by pinching the rifle between your cheek and shoulder.