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Good marksmanship

A fair amount of knowledge, skill, and experience is required to become a successful hunter. One of the essential skills is good marksmanship, which is accurately and consistently hitting the target where planned. When hunting, accuracy is critical for a clean kill.

Good marksmanship is built on three fundamentals:

  • Proper sight adjustment or patterning
  • Proper shooting technique
  • Practice
A rifle marksman takes aim