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Becky Yackley

Exercises for Shooting Plates


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One of the simplest forms of targets are steel plates. Shooting them as a beginner gives you instant feedback, something that paper cannot give you. A common set up for steel plates is a row of 6 plates, or a plate rack. This style of target is part of an event in NRA Action Pistol.  […]

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Becky Yackley

Dry Fire Exercise to Help You See the Target Faster


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Shooting a handgun “well” requires practice. Practice eludes a lot of people because getting to the range takes time and money. But there are ways to practice that don’t require you to leave home, or spend anything more than your own effort. The question then becomes, home much are you willing to spend in effort? […]

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Nikki Boxler

Helpful Tips on how to Best Pattern a Shotgun


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When patterning shotguns and ammunition that come with a bit of a kick, I like to use a lead sled. This helps to reduce recoil and makes for a consistent shot. However, before I walk away from the range, I do like to take one shot from a position I would hunt from. Knowing that […]

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Ron Spomer

Animal Targets Cure Buck Fever


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Build the muscle memory of raising it to your face with both eyes open and focused on your target until it appears in the scope. Don’t focus on the scope. Focus on the target. Keeping scope power turned low helps in the beginning because of the wider field of view. You don’t need ammo for […]

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Live the Legend

Dealing With Elevation While Shooting


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Long ago, the belief was that if you shot uphill your bullet would shoot high and if you shot downhill, it would hit low. Not sure how that myth originated, but the reality, gravity exerts its greatest influence over the trajectory of a bullet when it is shot across a level area as the gravity […]

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Melissa Bachman

Bench Shooting Tips to Prep for the Big Game Season-to-Come


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This round was built specifically for taking down deer. It has a large polymer tip to give big impact. With this round you’ll quickly realize you get quick, clean, and lethal kills with almost no tracking needed. Some tips at the bench to improve your in-the-field-shooting this fall: Use a solid rest when shooting from […]

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Live the Legend

How to Bust More Clays at the Skeet Range


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Know Your Gun – This one seems obvious, but you’d be amazed at the guys who set the wrong barrel to fire first on an over/under or don’t get the safety off even after yelling “pull.” Little things like that can hang you up for just a second and a second of distraction is enough […]

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