You’ve shot it, but then it stands up and starts running off. You have a few seconds to take a second shot and bring it down, usually under much more demanding circumstances than your first shot. Andrew Venables from WMS Firearms Training believes hunters need to dump their comfort blankets. Meaning they need to bin their stabilisers (sticks and bipods) and learn how to shoot freehand.
He suggests deerstalkers train on the range so they’re prepared to deal with an injured deer. Can you react if it jumps up and runs, are you prepared to make that shot? Andrew puts himself and Tim Pilbeam under pressure to make freehand shots, then explains how to minimise mistakes and maximise accuracy.
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