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Over 30 percent of the American population owns a gun. For most people, owning a gun is something they do in an attempt to protect themselves or their family. If you are an avid hunter or a novice marksman, owning a durable and easy-to-shoot rifle is a must.

The only way to get better at firing your rifle is by practicing. Luckily, there are a number of targets on the market designed to help you increase accuracy while having a good time. Whether you want run-of-the-mill targets or targets that explode, you should have no problem getting what you want on the modern market.

The following are some of the things you can do to increase your rifle shooting accuracy:

1. Make Sure Your Scope is Mounted Properly

The biggest mistake most new rifle owners make is either choosing the wrong scope or improperly mounting the right scope. Simply bolting on the new scope and heading to the range is a bad idea. Properly mounting this accessory requires the use of high-quality rings and bases.

Once you have the right products to perform this mounting, you have to make sure the scope is completely level. The best way to do this is by putting the rifle in a vice so you can work with both of your hands. After you have leveled the scope on the gun, use a torque wrench to tighten the screws. The documents that came with your new rifle should provide you with information regarding the manufacturer’s specifications for the torque.

2. Work on Achieving Consistent Shoulder Pressure

While every shooter is different regarding the amount of shoulder pressure they use to fire a rifle, there are some universal mistakes you should avoid. The main mistake most new rifle owners make is putting heavy pressure on their shoulder. Not only is this uncomfortable, it will also cause accuracy issues.

The main goal you should have when trying to figure out shoulder pressure and shooting style is being able to replicate it over and over again. The more you shoot your new rifle, the easier it will be to develop consistent shoulder pressure.

3. Focus on Your Trigger Pulls

Shooting a rifle long distances is one of the most challenging things a new gun owner can do. If you are having trouble hitting your target, pay attention to how you are pulling the trigger of the rifle. In reality, you should be pressing the trigger instead of pulling it.

Making this a single and steady motion will help you avoid messing up your shot. Often times, new shooters tend to tilt their body slightly forward or backward when pulling the trigger. This tends to lead to a bad shot. The only way to improve your shooting mechanics is by practicing on a regular basis.

Great Targets are a Must

If you are on a mission to become a master marksman, the right targets are essential. At Ironclad Freedom Targets, our goal is to provide gun owners with high-quality and affordable exploding targets. Contact us now to find out more about the targets we have in stock.

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