American Rifleman Volume 63

American Rifleman Volume 63

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...can ' HE opinion held by most old target shots, that a man who is expert with any rifle on the practice range can generally be developed in a short time into a useful war shot, is certainly quite sound. There are, however, points of marked difierencc in the two forms of shooting, and a knowledge of these should be possessed by any club-man who wishes to train himself with a view to eventual active service. Perhaps the cliief difference which immediately strikes one betwecn shooting on a range and shooting "in the field," is the difference in what may be called the comfort of the situations. On the range, to start with, there is always a more or less flat and even firing-point, upon wh"ch the rifle shot can lie and assume a correct and comfortable position. Every time he fires he is able to assume the same position, with his two elbows at the same level, and to get a clear and uninterrupted view of his target. Being able to get a steady position, all his faculties can be corcentratcd on judgment of and making allowance for the "error of the day," with the full knowledge th'it his own steadiness and skill in holding and trigger pulling will insure hitting the mark when his judgment is correct. VV hen shooting out in the open, at war or sporting targets, the condftions are very different. The t: irget--be it man or gamc--generally comes into view at a moment when the rifle shot is, perhaps, standing in some long grass or undergrowth, or perhaps on the side of a rough sl0pe, 'ior 'any sort of situation rather than the level firing-point of the range. If the target is such as to afford the time to get down prone, probably our unfortunate rifle shot then finds that the grass or inequalities of the more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864697
  • 9781236864697