Ahh… Positional shooting, the bane of most shooter’s existence. It’s challenging, and the wobble just never seems to go away, does it? We get it, and we understand that it can be incredibly frustrating to constantly fight that wobble. Oh, and we also get that it can be painful for some folks to get themselves into shooting positions because of previous injuries, or maybe you’re just not as flexible as you used to be…. Wherever you’re at, we’ve been there. We’ve struggled to rid ourselves of that wobble that keeps you up at night and to be comfortable with discomfort in a contorted position.
The bottom line is that we should only be using the prone position (or a bench) for three things really. Zeroing our rifle scope, testing ammunition accuracy, or when the wind is nuking like Chernobyl. Outside of that, very rarely are shots taken from the prone. Whether you’re a professional sniper, competition shooter, or a hunter you’ll not be shooting from the prone very often, and if you do that chances of it being perfect are slim to none. Outside of that, the true test of marksmanship is being able to get the rifle to point at the target with as little or no effort from us long enough to press the trigger and deliver a clean shot. Easier said than done!