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 ABC's of marksmanship?
Postal0311  [Life Member]
12/21/2008 12:25:38 AM
When I was in bootcamp we were taught a whole lot of rifle shooting ditties. Stuff like:

BRASS

Breath
Relax
Aim
Stop
Squeeze

Now there was something called the ABC's of marksmanship. But for the life of me, I can not remember what they are. I think B was Bone Support but I am not sure.

Can anyone help me out here?
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SGTCap  [Team Member]
1/6/2009 11:23:18 PM
Six steps to firing a shot:

1. Sight alighnment
2. Sight picture
3. Respitory pause
4a. Focus your eye on the front sight
4b. Focus your mind on keeping the sights on target
5. Trigger squeeze/press
6. Follow through (hold the trigger to the rear, call your shot)
(some steps are simplified with optics instead of irons)
7th step is to pass it along after you master it.

All this and how to build a steady possition ect can be learned in a weekend at an Appleseed.


Happy shooting, hope this helps

Edited for a small but important correction

13gunbunny  [Team Member]
1/7/2009 12:16:16 PM
Originally Posted By SGTCap:
Six steps to firing a shot:

1. Sight alighnment
2. Sight picture
3. Respitory pause

4a. Focus your eye on the target front sight

4b. Focus your mind on keeping the sights on target
5. Trigger squeeze/press
6. Follow through (hold the trigger to the rear, call your shot)
(some steps are simplified with optics instead of irons)
7th step is to pass it along after you master it.

All this and how to build a steady possition ect can be learned in a weekend at an Appleseed.


Happy shooting, hope this helps




You mean front sight correct?,...
ALWAYS Front sight focus when the shot breaks
SGTCap  [Team Member]
1/7/2009 1:44:08 PM
Originally Posted By 13gunbunny:
Originally Posted By SGTCap:
Six steps to firing a shot:

1. Sight alighnment
2. Sight picture
3. Respitory pause

4a. Focus your eye on the target front sight

4b. Focus your mind on keeping the sights on target
5. Trigger squeeze/press
6. Follow through (hold the trigger to the rear, call your shot)
(some steps are simplified with optics instead of irons)
7th step is to pass it along after you master it.

All this and how to build a steady possition ect can be learned in a weekend at an Appleseed.


Happy shooting, hope this helps




You mean front sight correct?,...
ALWAYS Front sight focus when the shot breaks



You are correct thank you for catching that. I shouldnt type when sleepy.
TN-Rumbler  [Team Member]
1/13/2009 4:21:42 PM
Originally Posted By Postal0311:
When I was in bootcamp we were taught a whole lot of rifle shooting ditties. Stuff like:

BRASS

Breath
Relax
Aim
Stop
Squeeze

Now there was something called the ABC's of marksmanship. But for the life of me, I can not remember what they are. I think B was Bone Support but I am not sure.

Can anyone help me out here?


ABC,D

Aim
Breath
Chamber
Dead
???
jdm0506  [Member]
1/19/2009 4:40:15 PM
Originally Posted By SGTCap:
Six steps to firing a shot:

1. Sight alighnment
2. Sight picture
3. Respitory pause
4a. Focus your eye on the front sight
4b. Focus your mind on keeping the sights on target
5. Trigger squeeze/press
6. Follow through (hold the trigger to the rear, call your shot)
(some steps are simplified with optics instead of irons)
7th step is to pass it along after you master it.

All this and how to build a steady possition ect can be learned in a weekend at an Appleseed.


Happy shooting, hope this helps

Edited for a small but important correction



Is this supposed to be "respiratory"?
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