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Shotgun sight alignment

Shotgun sight alignment

Unlike other firearms, shotguns usually do not have rear sights. Instead, most shotguns have a bead at the muzzle end and a ventilated rib on top of the barrel leading up to the bead. When pointing a shotgun at a target, the rib and front bead should be aligned so that you...

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Category: Shooting and Marksmanship

Rifle sight alignment

Rifle sight alignment

A bullet’s flight towards a target is not a straight line. Instead, gravity, air resistance, and energy loss all have an effect on its flight, creating a slight curve along the way. A hunter must always take these effects into consideration when sighting-in. A bullet...

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Tagged as: HUNT101, rifles, sight

Category: Shooting and Marksmanship

The definition of sight picture

The definition of sight picture

The sight picture is when the rear sight, front sight and the target all perfectly align. After a hunter masters the basics of sight alignment and the sight picture, it is then time to go to a range and sight-in the firearm.

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Tagged as: HUNT101, sight, picture, firearms

Category: Shooting and Marksmanship

How to determine your dominant eye

How to determine your dominant eye

The dominant eye is the eye that looks directly at an object, a crucial factor for accurate shooting performance. The non-dominant eye looks at the same object at a slight angle. Depth perception is the result between the two. The small angular difference between the...

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Category: Shooting and Marksmanship

The fundamentals of safe shooting

The fundamentals of safe shooting

Marksmanship is proficiency at firing a firearm. Becoming an accomplished marksman requires that a hunter first learn and then continue to practice shooting fundamentals, skills that hunters hone over a lifetime.

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Tagged as: HUNT101, safe shooting, safety

Category: Shooting and Marksmanship

Wild turkey hunting safety tips

Wild turkey hunting safety tips

The wild turkey is the largest upland game bird. Adult males are known as toms or gobblers; they usually weigh between 15 and 25 pounds. A male turkey also sports a beard that hangs down from the breast and can be 10 to 12 inches long. Female turkeys, known as hens, do not...

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Tagged as: HUNT101, turkey, safety, hunting

Category: Hunter Safety

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