Texas Long Range Shooting Schools| Small Things Matter
Long Range Shooting is comprised of dozens of little techniques that will ensure you are on target and hit what you are actually aiming at. Our Texas Long Range Shooting Schools will help you fine tune the little things that can make a big difference in long range shooting, especially when it comes to hunting and you are shooting at extended distances. One of the first things we look for is body alignment and that you are not fighting the rifles natural point of aim. Once you settle in behind your rifle you want to set your rifle up so that it is naturally pointing at your target which will prevent you from fighting to position the rifle properly.
You have to be steady when taking the shot, during our Texas Long Range Shooting Schools you will learn numerous positions, which include starting out on a solid bench which will show our instructors what basics we need to work on with the students since it tends to be one of the most steady positions available to us. The problem with shooting from a bench is that you will not have one available to you out in the field so you have to be able to use the natural terrain, your backpack or possibly shooting sticks. When you attend one of our Texas Long Range Shooting Schools we will show you how to get comfortable and steady out in the field.
Now that you are looking through your scope, you need to make sure you have a clear field of view. Have you ever looked through your optic and noticed that there is a dark shadow to one side? This is from not having proper alignment and eye relief behind the scope. If you were to send a round down range with a shadow to one side it would travel to the direction of the shadow. This is why it is so important to have proper eye relief and a full field of view when looking through your optic. Now that you have a good field of view you want to make sure your grip is proper, firm but not so tight that i makes your knuckles turn white. We like to leave our thumb of our trigger hand on the same side of the rifle and not wrapped around, this still allows control of the rifle without putting the death grip on it.
Once you are ready to fire you will then place your trigger finger inside the trigger guard on the trigger. Placement needs to be in the center of of the pad before your first knuckle. Assuming you are right handed, if you use just the tip of your trigger finger you will have a tendency to pull your shots to the right, if you place your trigger finger past the first knuckle you will tend to push your shot to the left. This is why it is important for proper placement and to be sure that you are slowly squeezing the trigger and not jerking it back. Another critical component is to follow through with your shot, this means staying down on your rifle, cheek still against the stock, looking through your optic and keeping the trigger depressed for a second after your shot.
One of the things we spend most of our time on during our Texas Long Range Shooting Schools is reading wind and mirage, it is also the hardest thing to learn. Wind is the one constant of long range shooting that is always changing. During our class you will learn to read your environment by watching what leaves on trees, grass and even dust is doing, not only at your target but also the distance between you and your target. When you are shooting at extended distances the wind could be blowing in multiple directions at different speeds between you and your intended target.
If any of these techniques are something you would like to learn or improve upon, call the Outdoor Solutions office to reserve a spot in one of our upcoming classes. Space is very limited and they fill up fast. Outdoor Solutions office 918 258 7817