Reference Section

Orthodox Positions:

Kneeling, Part 1
Kneeling, Part 2
Introduction to the Seated Positions
Open Leg Sitting
Crossed Ankle Sitting
Crossed Leg Sitting
Introduction to the Prone Position
Military Prone
Olympic Prone
Bipod Prone
Fundamentals of a Good Shooting Position

Miscellaneous Fundamentals:

Natural Point of Aim
Breathing for the Rifle Shooter
Trigger Control
Trigger Control Update
Follow Through

Sling Shooting:

The Loop Sling
The Hasty Sling
Why Consider Using a Shooting Sling
Connecting the Sling to the Arm
The Support Hand in Relation to the Sling
The Half Twist
Sling Tension
Using the RifleCraft RS1 Reinforced Loop Sling
Using the RifleCraft RS2 Rifleman’s Essential Sling

Unorthodox Positions:

Rice Paddy Prone
Introduction to Improvised Support
Cover and Concealment
The Hawkins Position
Urban Prone
Benchrest Kneeling
Modified Offhand

Necessary Knowledge:

Holding for Elevation, Part 1
Holding for Elevation, Part 2
Moving Target Engagement (Theoritical Explanation)
Acceptable Sight Picture
Quick and Dirty Guide to Rifle Painting

Bolt Manipulation:

Bolt Manipulation in the Offhand Position
Bolt Manipulation in Sling Supported Positions
Bolt Technique with the Weak Hand
Norwegian Bolt Work
Oversized Bolt Knobs
The Complete Guide to Bolt Manipulation, Part 1: Fundamental Principles
The Complete Guide to Bolt Manipulation, Part 2: Specific Theory
The Complete Guide to Bolt Manipulation, Part 3: Technique
The Complete Guide to Bolt Manipulation, Part 4: Delving Into Finer Points
The Complete Guide to Bolt Manipulation, Part 5: Advice and Practice Tips
The Complete Guide to Bolt Manipulation, Part 6: Avoiding Problems and Pitfalls


The Snapshot
Snapshooting Followup
Modified Offhand for Snapshooting
Snapshot Progress
The Path of the Muzzle
Increasing the Efficiency of Rifle Presentation
Putting Snap into the Snapshot

Methods of Improvement:

Ball and Dummy
The Rifle Data Book

Pearls of Shooting “Wisdom”

The Four Rules’ Inverse
Performance Evaluation: Hits vs. Groups
The Effects of Stress and Pulse Rate on Firing a Shot
Random Thoughts on Weak Sided Rifle Shooting
Dynamic Natural Point of Aim Adjustment

Philosophical Tomes:

Why The Rifle?
The Mind of the Warrior
Questions vs. Answers
The Rifleman in Modern Society
Knowing What One is About
On Being Your Own Expert Authority
The Company You Keep


The Townsend Whelen Challenge
Rifle Ten

Book Reviews:

Art of the Rifle, By Jeff Cooper
The Hunting Rifle, by Townsend Whelen
A Rifleman Went to War, by H.W. McBride


12 thoughts on “Reference Section

  1. Went to the range last night and did some kneeling and sitting positioned shooting from a tripod (am going bear hunting in Alaska this end of May).

    Any pointers with shooting sticks? I was at 100 meters and pretty consistent vertically yet had a few stragglers hitting low –

    • Shooting sticks are something that I haven’t tried, but probably should. I’m happy you’re not a spammer.

  2. As a 52 year long student of the gun, I was quite pleased to find your site yesterday. I have spent the better part of two days now reading your posts. It was an excellent opportunity to kick the thought process into high gear. While I don’t agree with everything in all of the posts (at first reading), it does give me something to do in dry fire and when at the range.. As you have spent considerable time developing your thoughts and testing their efficacy, the least I can do is give them an honest try before disregarding any of your ideas.

    On the topic of slings, I do have to comment that one of your sling designs looks very much like Andy’s Leathers’ “Rhodesian Sling”, which I use on every bolt gun I own. If yours functions like his, it is an excellent design in a non-leather sling for those who prefer not to take leather to the field.

    Thanks for all of your efforts!

    • Patrick,

      I think that’s the right way to go about it. I don’t feel as though I can just accept anyone’s idea without at least some careful consideration at the very least. Our goals my differ, or our expected applications, or I could just be wrong.

      My RS-2 sling is similar to Andy’s. I came up with it on my own, but I think he had his out first. It’s about as simple as a loop sling can be, so I’m sure we’re not the only ones who have thought of such a thing.

      • It appears you are not producing your slings anymore, or you just might be dead. Any chance you have a rs-1 or two for sale?

        Thanks for your forum, very illuminating and obviously a
        labor of love.

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