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Effective Ways to Use Your Guns for Shooting Deer

Aug 17, 2007
There are some points that a hunter needs to know while he strikes the deer. How he has to shot the deer is very important to make sure the accuracy of the bullet hit. In this article you will find some guidance on how to shoot the object.

Any tilting of the gun will nullify the effectiveness of the sights as a means of determining the point of impact of a bullet. To illustrate, place the gun on its side, shoot it with the sights lined on the target and observe where the bullet hits. This is an extreme position which the hunter would never assume, but modifications of this position will cause misses. Fortunately, guns are so designed and balanced that they assume the proper vertical position provided they are held in a normal manner by a shooter using a natural shooting stance.

The hitting of a horizontal target is a different matter and depends on the shooter's ability to judge distances and his knowledge of the trajectory of the bullet which he is using. The most pleasant way I know of to observe the path which a missile takes when moving through the air is to watch a ball game. A baseball is far from a perfect projectile and the way it is presented to the batter is designed to prevent him from controlling his hit; but whenever the ball is thrown or hit, it must travel a path that is governed by the physical law that determines the course of all projectiles.

A line drive is the nearest thing in a ball game to a rifle bullet that can be observed with any degree of accuracy. Suppose that the batter, using all of his power, sends the ball into center field. If the ball passes two feet over the pitcher's head, it will be about four feet over second base and will hit the ground well back in center field. The next time at bat, the same man using the same power sends the ball in the same direction, but this time it passes four feet over the pitcher and reaches its highest point some distance in back of the second baseman. Such a hit ball would probably reach the center field fence. With the same power, added elevation results in more distance up to a certain point. Too much elevation results in less horizontal distance unless more power can be added. Notice that in a line drive, the ball travels upward to its highest point and then descends until it reaches the ground. Notice that the rate of ascent decreases as the ball nears its highest point of elevation and that the rate of descent increases as it nears the ground. This is caused by the falling off of the energy imparted to the ball by the bat. The speed, or velocity, of the ball decreases with distance in a like manner, but such a drop in speed is not as easily seen. There is nothing constant in the path of a missile, be it baseball or bullet.

To return to the problem of hitting a horizontal target, new guns are fitted with sights that are factory tested to place a certain bullet, propelled by a certain amount of a certain powder, into a spot at a certain distance from the gun. This may seem complicated, but most cartridges are standard and most guns are sighted for these standard loads. Many guns are sighted for one hundred yards, but some of those made in the higher velocity are set for greater distances, and a few of the older low-velocity weapons are set for less than this distance. If the shooter doesn't know the setting of the sights on his gun, it is a simple matter for him to erect a target, measure off one hundred yards and determine where his bullets hit at that distance. It is best to use a bench rest or a prone position unless the shooter is an expert at offhand shooting.

The hitting of a horizontal target is a different matter and depends on the shooter's ability to judge distances and his knowledge of the trajectory of the bullet which he is using. New guns are fitted with sights that are factory tested to place a certain bullet, propelled by a certain amount of a certain powder, into a spot at a certain distance from the gun.
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