Shooting sticks are more than just a means to prop up a rifle. Correctly employed, they work to augment an already solid shooting stance. They particularly shine when used from a sitting position. With the sticks adjusted correctly, the shooter should be able to keep his elbows braced just in front of his knees, which is the proper sitting position, with the rifle resting securely in the V of the sticks. By shifting his body back and forth, the shooter can adjust the elevation of the muzzle while maintaining all points of contact.