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Trigger Control – Marksmanship Fundamental

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One of the fundamentals that most people need just a touch of tuning up on, is trigger control. As far as the concept goes, this is not an overly complicated one. Proper trigger control dictates that the shooter makes contact with the trigger shoe with the pad of their trigger finger, which is cocked at a good 90 degree angle from their hand and forearm so as to exert even pressure directly to the rear against the trigger shoe until the gun fires. As the trigger breaks and the gun fires the shooter should maintain rearward pressure on the trigger and keep it pinned back until the recoil of the rifle has subsided. At that point pressure can be eased off the trigger so that it may reset or the bolt can be run to cock the trigger and chamber a new round.