The supply of additional firearm parts and gear seems endless, so how do you choose which additions are necessary? In this episode of Tips & Tactics, sponsored by Cabela's Outdoor Fund, Kristy Titus makes her case for why your rifle needs a bipod—especially if you plan to go afield. Though it's another piece of gear that adds weight to your rifle, a bipod is a tool that can be utilized on a hunt to help you make an accurate shot when it counts the most. Gabby Franco agrees that bipods are a worthwhile investment even if you don't plan to go in the field.
It's easy to get into a routine of shooting from the same position whether you're in a range or field setting. But the best way to test and improve your skills is to push yourself out of that comfort zone and shoot from different positions. In this episode of Tips & Tactics sponsored by Cabela's Outdoor Fund, Kristy Titus explains how and why you need to integrate some unconventional positions into your shooting practice. Host Gabby Franco also has some ideas on how to test your shooting abilities in unique ways.
Finding your natural point of aim (NPA) is one of the most important aspects of downrange accuracy. The goal of NPA is to eliminate muscular tension that can affect your downrange accuacy. In this episode of Tips & Tactics, sponsored by Cabela's Outdoor Fund, Kristy Titus explains the process of testing your natural point of aim with a rifle, and Gabby Franco follows up to explain that the same can be done when shooting a pistol.
Having a clear sight picture is essential to making precise and accurate shots. When shooting with a rifle, a scope is a great tool that can help shooters see a sight picture that would otherwise be faraway, near and clear. However, taking a shot with the wrong sight picture in your scope will end up hurting your shot outcome. A clear indicator of an incomplete or incorrect sight picture is scope shadowing, which can be detected by a darkened area in your sight picture when looking through the scope. If you're seeing this shadow, you're probably looking through your scope at an angle. In this episode of Tips & Tactics, sponsored by Cabela's Outdoor Fund, Kristy Titus explains how to correct this mistake. Host Gabby Franco also has some advice on proper eye relief—or the distance between your scope and your eye.
No matter the type of firearm you're handling, fit is key. There is no "one size" fits all gun, and for that reason it may be necessary to make some adjustments to your gun to make it the best fit for you. In this episode of Tips & Tactics, sponsored by Cabela's Outdoor Fund, Kristy Titus hones in on important aspects to look for when choosing a bolt-action rifle and a few add-ons you might consider to improve its fit for you.
Kristy Titus has embarked on countless hunts and knows that once you're in the field, you need to be prepared for anything. That's why it's so important to train not only your body, but also your mind. In this episode of Tips & Tactics sponsored by Cabela's Outdoor Fund, Kristy provides insight that will give you the physical strength and mental fortitude to tackle even the most difficult of hunts … and maybe give you some insight you can take onto the range as well.