It's simple....really. Prepare your equipment and yourself. Practice a lot of standing and kneeling shots. Head to the match ready to conquer your demons.
The premise is simple enough...guess the distance to the target, guess what the wind is doing, take your shot and hope that the target falls so you get a point. Anyone who tells you that this game is easy is just wrong -- simple...yes, easy...no.
There are so many facets to field target that require your equipment, mind, body, and soul to be ready. But in the end it's all about having a great day shooting with your field target friends, sharing stories, laughing, teasing, poking, proding, and, oh yeah, shooting. Unlike any other shooting sport you can have regular conversations without having to speak above the roar of a firearm. Many of the air rifles today are so quiet that, unless you are paying attention, you won't hear at all but you will hear the target drop or the hit on a faceplate.
Many will spend a lot of time, and sometimes money, on their equipment to make sure it's as accurate as they can get it.
Your mind has to be focused on each shot. A waver of concentration as you're squeezing the trigger and you might miss the shot.
Your body has to endure all of the outside elements while keeping your heart rate normal, which is tough when you're shooting in 90 degree weather, or your core temperature dropped a bit too much and you start to shiver. And what about hunger and thirst? You're shooting over a 3-5 hour time frame, so you might want to have snacks and/or liquids. And don't let anyone tell you that "just holding it" works well for your shooting.
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