Shooting: Mastering the Kneeling Position
The kneeling position in shooting is fast and stable when done properly. Once mastered it will pay big dividends in the hunting fields.
While much of the preseason tuning up we do as hunters happens at the range from a bench, likely at 100 yards on a paper target, it’s important that our big game training matches what we’ll face in the field.
One of the most effective is the kneeling position. It’s relatively quick and easy to get into, requires fairly minimal flexibility and allows the hunter to keep the rifle in a ready position while standing up. In turn, this provides for quick follow-up shots without taking your eyes off the animal.
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In this video, former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner discusses alternate shooting positions to make sure you are as stable as possible.