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Muzzleloading rifle shooters use a number of shooting positions. The four most common positions are prone, standing, sitting, and kneeling. Choose the position that is the most comfortable for you. When you are physically comfortable, you can hold a position for longer periods.


The prone position is the steadiest of the four positions. Because it’s the easiest to hold, it’s the best position for mastering the fundamentals of shooting—aiming, breath control, trigger squeeze, and follow-through.

Prone shooting position