GUN How do I improve my accuracy?

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  1. puppeteer107

    puppeteer107 Be mine, sister salvation

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    My friend can put four holes in a one inch target at a hundred yards out using his target rifle while I'd be lucky to hit the target once with the same gun :wtc: He's been shooting alot longer than me; is that just it, practice? Or are there some tricks I can learn and work on that will help me shoot better? I don't want to keep shooting doing the wrong things, I won't get any better if I do :hs:
     
  2. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    you ever think you ask him to watch you and maybe have him give you some tips and or explanation on how to property hold and aim the weapon.
    and it is a lot of practice
     
  3. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Alotof practice is involved. Noone (atleast not from what Ive heard) can just pick up a gun for the first time and be a marksman
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    I'm convinced its almost all trigger pull. The more I dry fire and work on pulling the trigger smooth and steady the better I get.
     
  5. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    trigger can have alot to do with it, the anticipation of the shot can throw you off alot too.
     
  6. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I dont like dry firing my firearms :o
     
  7. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Buy some snap caps.
    It really doesn't hurt them though, as far as I know....Just don't do it with rimfires:mamoru:
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    I'd rather live fire but I can't afford to practice enough that way.
     
  9. Phantomlord

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    You could work on controlling your breathing. When you inhale or exhail, it changes the position of your upper body. So, squeeze the trigger between breaths so that your position is constant.
     
  10. Painkiller

    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    it's not that hard. :o I shot these and I don't consider myself that great.
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    It's all about controlling your breathing and trigger pull. If you anticipate too long that will mess you up. Before every shot I take a deep breath, exhale and shoot. I try not to move at all during that time. When I want to pull the trigger I tell myself to pull it with no hesitation without jerking it.
     
  11. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    looks like you found the right load for that rifle :cool:
     
  12. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Try shooting iron sighted out of a 16" carbine..then complain about it being hard :mamoru:

    But honestly, it has to do with practice, trigger manipulation, breathing, etc
     
  13. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    mostly trigger and breathing, though from a rest I'd say trigger has alot more to do with it.
     
  14. SS109

    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    Learn about NPOA
    Natural Point of Aim.

    And watch your flinch.
     
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    npoa is what I'm workin on right now. Definitely a concept I had never thought of.

    And breathing and slow/consistent trigger pull FTMFW
     

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