Shoot Like a Pro: The 5 Do’s and Don’ts to Improve Accuracy

Are you a shooter looking to improve your long-range shooting accuracy? With so many factors affecting your shot, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, there are a few key do’s and don’ts that can help you improve your accuracy and achieve better results. In this blog post, we will explore the top five do’s and don’ts for improving your shooting game, and how Norma Precision Ammo can help you incorporate the do’s while eliminating the don’ts.

Five Tips for Optimal Accuracy

Use High-Quality, Accurate Ammo

The ammo you use can have a significant impact on your shot accuracy. To achieve consistent results, it is important to use high-quality, accurate ammo that is specifically designed for long-range shooting. Norma Precision Ammo is an excellent choice for this very reason, thanks to its precision engineering and advanced technology. We offer a variety of calibers and bullet types for BondStrike Golden Target, two of the most consistently accurate rounds on the market. The pinpoint accuracy of these two ammo lines will speak for themselves.

Practice Proper Breathing Techniques

Breathing can have a significant impact on your shot placement, especially at longer ranges. To improve your accuracy, it is important to practice proper breathing techniques and control your breaths as you take your shot. Slow, steady breathing can help you achieve more consistent results, placing your shot during the natural pause after an exhale. This natural pause is point at which most shoulder and chest movement is reduced and creates provides the most opportune moment for controlled shot placement.

Use a Stable Shooting Platform

A stable shooting platform is essential for long-range shooting accuracy. Use a tripod, sandbags, or other table platform to support and steady your rifle as you take your shot. Norma offers a wide variety of stabilizing accessories to improve your long-range shooting accuracy. Check out Norma’s Stable Sticks or our over-the-ledge shooting stabilizer bag. Both will help to improve your precision and accuracy while landing your bullet on your acquired target by minimizing any movement or shake potentially transferred to your rifle.

Focus on Proper Trigger Control

Proper trigger control is another key to achieving accuracy in long-range shooting. Make sure you correct finger placement on the trigger and practice a smooth, controlled pull to achieve consistent results.

Regularly Clean and Maintain Your Rifle

A clean, well-maintained rifle is essential for achieving consistent accuracy. Make sure to regularly clean and maintain your rifle, checking for any wear or damage throughout the bolt, feeding ramps, and barrel that could affect your accuracy. If you need a trusted gun cleaning kit check out Norma’s SPCK Gun Cleaning Kit online today. This cleaning kit includes wire and soft brushes, bore brush and cable, and other assorted tools to reach hard-to-get places and is the perfect solution for ensuring your rifle is free of potential fouling. These kits are offered in many calibers, including .22LR up to .50 and almost everything in between.

Five Items to Avoid to Achieve that Sure Shot

Never Rush Your Shot

Rushing your shot can lead to inaccurate results, especially when shooting at long ranges. Take your time to ensure proper breathing, trigger control, and stable positioning before taking your shot. Speed will come with practice, so make it count!

Do not Use Cheap, Low-Quality Ammo

Using low-quality, cheap ammunition can lead to inconsistent results and poor accuracy. Invest in high-quality, accurate ammo like Norma Precision Ammo to ensure consistent, reliable results. The difference between Norma’s Golden Target precision match ammo and the other guys will speak volumes on your next range day.

Do not Neglect Proper Sight Alignment

Easily overlooked (pun intended), proper sight alignment is key to achieving accuracy in long-range shooting. Ensure you are properly ranging your target and aligned vertically, keeping an eye out for discrepancies that could affect your accuracy.

Do not Ignore Wind and Environmental Factors

Wind and other environmental factors can have a massive impact on your shot accuracy, exponentially at longer ranges. Consider wind speed, direction, and other factors like temperature and humidity, when taking your shot. Understandably, these can be a lot of factors to take into account, but when you bring your Norma DOPE Book to the range it certainly makes it easier to keep precise notes and produce accurate groupings.

Do not Forget to Practice and Train Regularly

Improving your long-range shooting accuracy takes practice and dedication. Make sure to regularly train, incorporating the above do’s and don’ts into your routine to achieve the best results.

Incorporating Norma Precision Ammo into your long-range shooting routine can help you achieve optimum accuracy and consistent results. With precision engineering and advanced technology, Norma Precision Ammo has been designed specifically for long-range shooting and can help eliminate many of the don’ts while incorporating the dos. Whether you are a seasoned shooter or just starting out, use high-quality, accurate ammo like Norma Precision Ammo to help you achieve the results you are looking for, on the range. If you have made it this far and are interested in receiving more content like this directly to you or to be alerted when we add more, please subscribe to Norma’s Educational Newsletter below.

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