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How to shoot a rifle from a sitting position

Shoot a Rifle From a Sitting Position

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Top Left: Example of Inner Ear protection. Top Right: Safety Glasses. Center: Outer Ear Protection

Top Left: Example of Inner Ear protection. Top Right: Safety Glasses. Center: Outer Ear Protection

Make sure the rifle stays on Safe until the rifle is ready to be fired.

Make sure the rifle stays on Safe until the rifle is ready to be fired.

Sit on your buttocks with your heels tucked in close to you as possible to create a solid base for your body's foundation.

Sit on your buttocks with your heels tucked in close to you as possible to create a solid base for your body's foundation.

Dig your free hand's elbow into the bend of your knee. This creates an anchor for your guide hand to support the rifle.

Dig your free hand's elbow into the bend of your knee. This creates an anchor for your guide hand to support the rifle.

Use your shooting hand thumb as a guide for placement. Put it on the top screw of the butt stock.

Use your shooting hand thumb as a guide for placement. Put it on the top screw of the butt stock.

Firmly place the butt stock into the pocket in your shoulder that your thumb naturally finds, as demonstrated above.

Firmly place the butt stock into the pocket in your shoulder that your thumb naturally finds, as demonstrated above.

Roll your shoulder down and forward to secure the butt stock in your shoulder.

Roll your shoulder down and forward to secure the butt stock in your shoulder.

Create a "V" with your thumb and index finger with your shooting hand.

Create a "V" with your thumb and index finger with your shooting hand.

Firmly place the base of the "V" high on the pistol grip.

Firmly place the base of the "V" high on the pistol grip.

Allow your thumb and all other fingers but your trigger finger to grip the pistol grip. Keep the trigger finger straight and off the trigger.

Allow your thumb and all other fingers but your trigger finger to grip the pistol grip. Keep the trigger finger straight and off the trigger.

Use your off hand to naturally support the rifle from underneath the hand guard.

Use your off hand to naturally support the rifle from underneath the hand guard.

Create a flush cheek weld by firmly placing your cheek bone on top of the stock while aiming your eye down the sights.

Create a flush cheek weld by firmly placing your cheek bone on top of the stock while aiming your eye down the sights.

This is an example of the full sitting position displayed. Double check your hand placements and position of the stock at your shoulder.

This is an example of the full sitting position displayed. Double check your hand placements and position of the stock at your shoulder.

While looking down the sight alignment put your focus where the intersecting lines meet. You want the horizontal sights level with one another and the target to intersect where the vertical line does.

While looking down the sight alignment put your focus where the intersecting lines meet. You want the horizontal sights level with one another and the target to intersect where the vertical line does.

In order to obtain a natural point of aim: close your eyes, inhale, exhale and, open your eyes.

In order to obtain a natural point of aim: close your eyes, inhale, exhale and, open your eyes.

Readjust your body as necessary to adhere to the placement change of the rifle. You want your bone structure doing  the work because they will not fatigue like your muscles will.

Readjust your body as necessary to adhere to the placement change of the rifle. You want your bone structure doing the work because they will not fatigue like your muscles will.

Effects of recoil; as the round fires the buffer and spring are pushed back into the stock. Be weary to ride the recoil and to not try to muscle against it, gently rock back into the original position

Effects of recoil; as the round fires the buffer and spring are pushed back into the stock. Be weary to ride the recoil and to not try to muscle against it, gently rock back into the original position

Breathe in and out before firing again at the natural rest following the exhale.

Breathe in and out before firing again at the natural rest following the exhale.

Happy shooting!

Happy shooting!

  • 1.0 Inner Ear Protection
  • 1.0 Outer Ear Protection
  • 1.0 Saftey Goggles/ Glasses
  • 1.0 Rifle