AR Basic Marksmanship | Houston
- The eye must align the sights in the same way for each shot.
- The finger must pull the trigger without disturbing what the eye sees.
- The shooter must hold the rifle in a consistent way and allow the rifle to recoil and fall back on the target in a repeatable manner.
First, let’s examine body mechanics as they pertain to the prone shooting position. Prone shooting is the most stable shooting position available to the marksman when there are no other platforms from which to fire. In this position the shooter has greatly reduced human variables that might affect the shot. Muscle fatigue is reduced greatly by the prone position as most of the rifle’s weight (and your own body-weight) are transferred straight to the ground through your bones. If you don’t have a bench, then this is the position you will be sighting in a rifle from simply because it is stable and repeatable.