Shooting is a distraction, but the action of "shoot well" is an art that requires a lot of patience, tenacity and great coordination of gestures.
State of mind
To shoot well with a shotgun, you must first be physically and mentally prepared. Be ready to support the rifle for long minutes, be thorough and be willing to repeat the same operation many times. The two main qualities of the shooter are therefore to control himself and to control his gestures. It is advisable to approach a shooting session by being rested, calm and relaxed. When operating in a shooting club, it is also recommended that you do not disturb your neighbors and avoid talking.
Knowledge of the weapon
The lead rifle is made up of two elements that make it possible to aim well. The rise is located at the back of the barrel. It is equipped with an eyepiece and an adjustable plank in direction and height.
handlebar and up
The handlebar is located at the front. It can be circular, holed or housed in a tunnel.
Maintaining the lead rifle
The air rifle should be firmly seated in the shoulder or, if possible, between the shoulder and the biceps. The right-handers hold the weapon firmly with their right hand and support it with their left hand. Conversely, left-handers hold the weapon firmly with the left hand and support it with the right hand. The elbow of the hand that supports the rifle should be lowered towards the rib cage and sometimes even towards the hip. This prevents the muscles of this arm from working. The shooter leans slightly backwards to balance the weight of the rifle. The aim is to make the bones bear the weight: the spine, the leg and the hip bone. The body position should be comfortable and stable. Indispensable to make a good cardboard, it adjusts by moving its feet and not the trunk or the arms. Some people fear not to find the right position the next time do not hesitate to have their neighbor mark the location of their feet on the ground with a chalk.
The dominant eye is called the directing eye. There are two methods for determining this.
- First, drill a hole in a cardboard box. Look at the target through this hole while keeping both eyes open. Then close one eye and then the other. The guiding eye is the one that allows you to continue to observe the target through the hole of the cardboard.
- Otherwise, point a finger at a target while keeping both eyes open. Then close one eye and then the other. The guiding eye is one that leaves your finger pointed at the target.
It is possible that a left-hander has a right-handed eye and vice versa. Generally, a left-hander will aim with the left eye and a right-handed with the right eye.
It is advisable to shoot with both eyes open or to have a translucent cover in front of the eye that does not aim. In this way, the eyes remain open without tiring and receive almost the same amount of light.
aiming at the rifle
For best aiming, the best is to see the net handlebar and the target blurred. The important thing is to be convinced that it is possible to reach a target with fuzzy contours when observing the aligned and sharp aiming instruments.
White margin and release
It is advisable to obtain a weapon with a handlebar that reveals a wide margin of white around the target. A good margin of white is essential to aim well.
Release is defined as the action of the finger on the trigger tail causing the projectile to start. This is a defining step in the firing sequence. A good release allows to stabilize the weapon at the start of the shot and to shoot well. It must always be voluntary, graduated and controlled. The shooter must retain his position two to five seconds after the start of the shot.
Reminder of important points not to be neglected during shooting
1: the search for the natural position that directs the weapon in the right direction
To properly aim, align the steering eye, the handlebars and the target. The target display may appear blurry. It is preferable to leave a small margin of white at the base of the target. The elements are sharper on white background.
2: the adjustment of the handlebars
To be accustomed to the handlebars, it is necessary to control its breathing and sometimes even to block it during the sighting. It is recommended to inhale (which causes the gun to rise slightly above the visual) and then to exhale half (which causes the weapon to descend) and finally to block his breathing during the sighting.
3: blocking of breathing
At the decisive moment, it is the first phalanx of the index finger which supports the trigger. This action must be carried out under conditions