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The standing position is the least stable shooting position. It is also the most difficult position from which to fire an accurate shot. It requires excellent control. If there is too much waver, do not shoot. To help steady your shot, rest or support the rifle on a stable object such as a tree or large rock, or use a carrying strap such as a sling.

Standing shooting position


  • If you are right-handed, turn your body approximately 90° to the right of the target.
  • Place your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Support the rifle with your left arm. Hold the left arm against your body for extra support.
  • Hold the rifle firmly against your shoulder with the right hand. Do not grip the rifle too tightly.
  • Reverse the procedure if you are a left-handed shooter.