Make the Shot: The Sitting Position

The Sitting Position
The Sitting Position
Elbows in Front
Put your elbows in front of your knees when shooting from a sitting position. With your elbows on top of your knees or to the side, the position won't be nearly as steady.
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Shooting Sticks
Shooting Sticks
A bipod or a pair of shooting sticks, such as these Camo Steady Stix from Stoney Point, can give you a rock-solid hold on your target from the sitting position. About the only limitation of this technique is shooting at running game. There's not much of an arc to swing through before you need to readjust the sticks. ($41; 507-354-3360; stoneypoint.com)Outdoor Life Online Editor
Shooting Sling
Shooting Sling
The use of a shooting sling, practically a forgotten art among today's hunters, results in great accuracy. A loop at the end of the properly adjusted sling cinches around the bicep and pulls the stock tight against the shoulder when the rifle is raised. Murray's A1 Quick Set Rifle Sling is one of the best. ($50; 817-441-7480; murraycustomleather.com)Outdoor Life Online Editor
The Hasty Sling
The Hasty Sling
It's the quickest way to get into a solid sitting positionOutdoor Life Online Editor
The Hasty Sling, Step 2
2. Sweep your hand and forearm in a circle around the sling and grip the forend of the stock.Outdoor Life Online Editor
The Hasty Sling, Step 3
3. As you shoulder the rifle, the tension on the sling will lock the butt of the gun in place, giving you a steady shooting platform. If the gun isn't tight to your shoulder, your sling is too long.Outdoor Life Online Editor
The Hasty Sling, Step 3
3. As you shoulder the rifle, the tension on the sling will lock the butt of the gun in place, giving you a steady shooting platform. If the gun isn't tight to your shoulder, your sling is too long.Outdoor Life Online Editor

A guide to executing the easy-to-assume position. When you master this shooting pose you'll find it's one of the most accurate shooting techniques.