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Trigger control is essential for an accurate shot. With a rifle, you do not so much pull the trigger as squeeze it.

  • When the sights are aligned on your target, squeeze the trigger slowly and steadily.
  • Do not jerk the trigger. Anything other than a smooth squeeze will cause the sight picture to waver and will send the shot off target.
  • Try not to tense up before the rifle fires. You should be relaxed, allowing each shot to happen almost like a surprise.