Dear members ,
We are excited to announce the start of our Marksmanship Training – Target Shooting in Malta at Pembroke Ranges in collaboration with AFM (Armed Forces of Malta) and FACTS (Federation Arms Collectors Target Shooters ) Malta .
This event is a fantastic opportunity for shooters to showcase their skills and compete against other skilled marksman in a safe and fun environment.
Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or just starting out, this event is open to all levels of experience.
Day 1 – Friday = 08:00 – 17:00 <– practice
Day 2 – Saturday = 08:00 – 17:00 <– competition
Day 3 – Sunday = 08:00 – 17:00 <– final
Bay the way, our range distance is up to 400 yards.
So , day one – practice !
Zeroing your rifle’s optic is an essential step before any shooting competition. We recommend a large scale target at 100 meter to start with, to zero your aim.
Here are the steps to follow to zero your rifle’s optic before a competition:
- Determine your shooting distance: Mount the optic: Mount the optic on your rifle securely and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure it’s level and aligned with the rifle’s barrel.
- Bore sight the rifle: Bore sighting is a method of aligning the optic’s reticle with the bore of the rifle.
- Begin shooting: Set up a target at the desired distance, and shoot several rounds from a stable position using the optic’s reticle to aim. Note the point of impact on the target.
- Make adjustments: If the point of impact is to the right, adjust the windage (horizontal) turret to move the reticle to the left. If the point of impact is high, adjust the elevation (vertical) turret to move the reticle down.
- Shoot again: Shoot several more rounds, and repeat the adjustment process until the point of impact matches the point of aim.
- Confirm zero: Confirm your zero by shooting a group of rounds and ensuring that they hit the target where you aim. Make any final adjustments if needed.
Remember to zero your rifle’s optic in the conditions that you will be shooting in.
Also we have some advice on how to tackle a prone position to shoot well:
- Body Position: The prone position requires you to lay flat on the ground with your rifle in a stable position.
- Breathing: Breathing is important when taking a shot.
- Focus: Focus on the target, take your time and don’t rush the shot.
- Trigger Squeeze: A smooth trigger pull will help you maintain a stable position.
- Follow Through: After taking the shot, keep your aim on the target and hold your position for a few seconds. This will help ensure that the shot is accurate and that the bullet has hit the intended target.
- Practice: Practice is key to achieving a stable and accurate shooting position. Spend time practicing the prone position to help improve your accuracy and consistency
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