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Rifle marksmanship depends on your mastery of several fundamental techniques. They are: shooting position, aiming, trigger control, breath control, and follow through. We will begin with your shooting position.

Shooting Positions

Many shooters will sight in their firearms by using the bench shooting position—shooting sitting from a bench or table. This is a great shooting position to use when learning how to shoot a rifle. Trigger control, sight alignment, and sight picture should be mastered in the bench position before you proceed to the four common shooting positions: prone, sitting, kneeling, and standing.

Rifle practice