How to shoot your Rifle. Our expert Jerimiah Alexander, teaches you the necessary tools needed to accurately shoot a target.
Hey guys, it’s Jerimiah, welcome back to Riton University. You know, at Riton university, our goal is to make sure you get the best out of your optic, and your firearm. So today we’re going to talk about something a little different than optics. We’re going to talk about body position, and basic shooting form. So let’s get down on this gun. And let’s talk about how to maximize this system.
Alright guys, here we are on our weapon system. In a previous video, we’ve talked about our scope setup, which is crucial, you should be very comfortable behind your scope should have a nice wide field of view. You shouldn’t be straining in any way once you get on it. Let’s just talk about our body position a little bit and just some fundamentals.
First off, you’re a big sandbag, you’re a nice rear bag. So when you see the little army guys, right, the little plastic army guys are way off at a side like this right with the leg out.
Well, that recoil goes back and there’s nothing back there about my shoulder. So I’m gonna manage all the recoil that I possibly can.
So whether I’m sitting or laying prone, I want my spine parallel with a barrel here. It can be a little awkward at first, but it will provide you the results you’re looking for. So if they see now here’s here’s my spine, my centerline. So I’m right here. And I’m parallel. So now this recoil guys comes in to me, and I’m a 220 pound sandbags. So we’re going to use all of that that we can.
Okay. Secondly, and we’ll talk about grip a little bit.
With a pistol you’re holding on to the pistol, right? Right now I’m not I mean the guns good. So my right hand doesn’t have to do much other than pull the trigger. So we don’t want to overgrip this real hard, because it will influence the gun. So I do keep my thumb on the inside, you’ll see a lot of people doing this, I feel like it puts a little pressure here. So I just put this in here, I don’t remember you don’t need to the rifle is not going anywhere, right.
So I slipped my hand in here, good. I’m gonna split the distance here. On my first joint, my first finger, I want to be right in the middle on that pad directly in the middle. And I’m gonna we’ve we’ve made sure we’re clear and safe on this weapon already. I’m going to practice how to put my hand here because when this trigger breaks, I want my finger at a 90 degree angle. I don’t want to be way over here, I don’t want be too far over here. I want a nice 90 degree angle and that will tell me how I need to hold this rifle.
Okay, so now we’re behind the rifle, we’re bringing the scope up to us. You can see how high up I am. If I want to get into a lower, more comfortable position, there’s a couple things I can do.
One of them, this bipod here is adjustable, I can put these front legs out a little bit. And now when I get behind here, you’ll see how much closer to the ground and how much more stable I am.
Okay, so again, I’m getting my spine parallel to the barrel, I got a nice eye relief, I see a big field of view. Okay, now that we’re back here, we’re keeping our finger off the trigger tour ready to shoot guys. Okay, so I’m gonna take a big deep breath in and close my eyes.
I’m gonna let that breath out. I’m gonna open my eyes. And if I still have a nice big picture, I’ll close my eyes again, take a big deep breath.
And I’m gonna let that air out. I’m gonna come to this trigger, okay, and I’m pushing it straight back. And in my mind, I’m saying the words trigger trigger trigger trigger. Over and over again, this is a little trick to help you concentrate less on when this is gonna break and fire and more on a nice steady pull. So I’ll pay in my mind, I’m here, I’m ready. I feel good. Coming back on that out breath trigger, trigger, trigger, trigger, trigger trigger, boom.
I pin the trigger back guys. I’m going to hold it back. I’m driving back into the gun to make sure I can see where I hit. Because if I can see where I hit, and it isn’t on target. I’m not ever gonna come off this gun, I’m gonna make a quick adjustment.
And I’m gonna shoot.
Okay, the, the point at which we shoot. It’s called a respiratory pause. Naturally, when we’re breathing, we breathe in. We breathe out and then there’s a couple seconds of pause where you’re not breathing. You’re not holding your breath. You’re not blowing out and pulling back on the trigger. It’s a deep breath in and you let out and you’re breaking that trigger in that respiratory pause.
The reason is, watch with this rifle does when I take a big deep breath in. Hey, you ready?
Now if I had to, we saw that the barrel lifted up, right? If I had to do that the same every time, that would be hard if it was at the top or the bottom. But what I can do the same every time is not breathe is being that respiratory pause.
So I don’t want to shoot here, bang, bang, bang, bang, I’m making adjustments I do this.
This is the same spot.
Okay, that’s a respiratory pause. The reason I closed my eyes in between your eyes are one of the very first things to lose oxygen. So if you’re breathing heavy, you’re really concentrating your eyes really straining. So we’re going to close our eyes, we’re going to take that breath, we let it out and open, we’re still on target, I’m going to take another deep breath, I’m open my eyes, if I’m on target as my, as my respiration pauses at that in, that’s when I’m gonna break that trigger.
Something else you might have seen is, it’s nice to have a rear bag, you know, if you’re shooting off something stable, if you don’t, what I want you to do is, imagine your hand right here, holding, holding this rifle just like that. Okay, it’s just a little pocket for it to rest in. Again, I want everything to be as natural as possible. So I can do it the same every single time. What I’m going to do, I’ll have one hand here on the trigger, I’m going to I’m going to kind of grab my shoulder and let that buttstock fit in there. Now if I need to, to a point down, I’m going to kind of crawl up my shoulder just a little bit. That’s going to lift the back of my rifle up right and the front down.
If I need to raise that rifle, I’m just going to come down a little bit unsteady, I want this wide, right? If I’m like this, you could fall over. So I’m gonna be out wide. Okay, arm here, arm here, and I’m grabbing my own shoulder and I’m doing everything as natural and easy as possible. Being able to repeat things the same way every time is going to be the key to your next level of accuracy. So until next time, guys, let us know how this works for you. If you have any questions, reach out to us at write on objects. Thanks