5 tips for outdoor shooting range!

5 tips for outdoor shooting range!

shooting rangeIt’s very normal for anyone practicing outdoor shooting to miss the target at any given point during the exercise. Does it mean that you should be discouraged and give up? No, because this won’t be a good attribute for a great shooter. Great shooting calls for consistency in practicing and determination. Do you want to become an expert when it comes to shooting? Well down here are five easy to implement tips to make you an expert shooter.

Five tips for outdoor shooting range

1.        Having a backpack

A nice tactical shooting range bag is that which will secure all your shooting accessories without losing some of them or interfering with the fitting. Ensure to sort the gears well so that your mission is successful. Living important gears behind might be frustrating because you might have to borrow or rather abort the mission. To avoid such unnecessary setbacks purchase a backpack spacious enough to keep all your gears. Gears to be safely packed in your backpack include ammunition, maintenance tools, eye and hearing protection, targets, spotting scope, electronic calipers, holsters among others

2.    Scheduling your training routine

Develop a training timetable that is flexible enough to adopt different challenges that will facilitate learning new skills. Having a training schedule that is repetitive might be good for you when it comes to mastering some concepts for outdoor shooting. But this has its own setbacks. One of its disadvantages is that you might not be in the position to handle a challenge that falls outside the skills mastered. It is wise to develop a training time schedule that exposes you to new challenges and experiences.  Actually, this is a much more productive way of improving your shooting expertise.

3.    Knowing your limits

A calm mind and a body full of energy are what you need for a rewarding outdoor shooting range.  Pushing yourself beyond your limits might work against you at times. You may end up shooting blanks or making mistakes which would waste your ammunition. Remember at the end of the day you want to learn as much as possible but in a controlled manner. This way you are not just a random shooter but a responsible one.

4.    Being calm and composed

Shooting faster compared to other participants does not guarantee you accuracy. It’s therefore prudent for you to remain calm while aiming at a target before shooting. Take enough time analyzing the target to gain full control before a final attempt. Getting it right however long it might take you to focus is much more rewarding than shooting faster and missing the targets. Missing the targets continuous would make you more frustrated and unsettled.

5.    Shooting position

You should try to get out of the norm of shooting from the bench. Try taking different positions during practice to challenge your skills. Having your raffle intact on the bench makes it easier for you when shooting smaller targets. But if you are interested in growing your expertise then taking different position will help you to learn a lot and improve your shooting range skills


If you are aiming at improving your shooting skills, then the above tips are a perfect remedy for that. Practicing them will see your shooting expertise growing to a higher level. Good luck in your practice.

About Brian:

Brian Millar is the owner and author of Backpackreviewed. Brian spent every possible minute outside. His passion for the outdoors led him to earn a degree in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2010. A guy who is trying to get away from his desk so that he can fish, hike, travel and just be in outdoors!!!


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