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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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Written by: goHUNT Staff

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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Tagged as: HUNT101, shooting

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

ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) safety tips

ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) safety tips

Hunters can find All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) extremely useful. Designed for use on rough, unpaved trails, ATVs allow hunters to go places that are inaccessible by most other vehicles. However, as with all vehicles, ATVs can be extremely dangerous and require proper training...

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Tagged as: HUNT101, atv, safety

Category: Hunter Safety

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