Trigger Control

Safety is off, finger lightly on trigger

Take slack out, pull directly back, just to edge of release

Straight, clean pull; breaks clean, too

Leave finger lightly on trigger

BREATHING Normal cycle

Deeper inhale/exhale Inhale half, HOLD Back to normal


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"jerk-firing" a two-stage trigger—that is, instead of a steady pull, just one quick jerk to fire— cspccially in an emergency. But no matter single- or two-stage, all that really matters is mastering that trigger for a clean breaking shot.

How you finish this final release will be dictated by the situation. If you have unlimited time, such as during range firing, and the target is stationary, you can squeeze off the shot at leisure. A snap-shot against a suddenly appearing, moving target, on the other hand, requires a release almost as quick as taking in the slack. Having developed an "educated" trig ger finger, however, allows you to vary release to fit your target and shooting situadon.

And when it comes to the actual pressing of finger to trigger, only the fingertip should be in contact. The tip is far more sensitive than any other finger area, although that trigger seems almost intended for wrapping around it the crease of the first knuckle—the worst point for contact.

The fingertip should be at least two-thirds of the way down the trigger to take advantage of leverage and to allow it che maximum arc while taking up slack. Once you've determined where to place your finger comfortably, do it this way consistently.

Other dian its dp, your finger should not touch the rifle so that your pull is straight and unhindered and does not push the stock in any way.

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