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.
Kristy Titus explains how to have a clear sight picture for precise and accurate shots.
Kristy Titus is a Cabela’s Pro Staff Ambassador as well as an NRA-certified Refuse To Be A Victim and basic pistol instructor.
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To ensure the greatest downrange accuracy, you want to be sure that nothing is touching the barrel of your rifle. Here's a simple test to find out.
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Adding physical and mental pressures to your hunting training will help reveal fundamental errors that are made with external stressors.
March 14th, 2017Kristy Titus: Building a Shooting Position on the Hunt
Practicing under a time constraint and physical stress will help you become more accurate and fast in building a shooting position.
March 14th, 2017Kristy Titus: Making Ethical Hunting Shots
Because making ethical shots on a big-game hunt is a must, here are a few things you'll want to keep in mind when setting up for your shot.
March 14th, 2017Kristy Titus: The Follow-Up Shot
Share identifying characteristics of the animal you're tracking so your hunting partner can help relocate the animal if a follow-up shot is necessary.
September 17th, 2015Kristy Titus: Preparing for a Hunt
Kristy Titus provides insight that will give you the physical strength and mental fortitude to tackle even the most difficult of hunts.
September 17th, 2015Kristy Titus: Bolt-Action Rifle Fit
Kristy Titus hones in on important aspects to look for when choosing a bolt-action rifle and a suggests a few add-ons you might consider.
September 17th, 2015Kristy Titus: Natural Point of Aim
Kristy Titus explains the process of testing your natural point of aim with a rifle and Gabby Franco explains that the same can be done with a pistol.
September 17th, 2015Kristy Titus: Positional Shooting
Kristy Titus explains how and why you need to integrate some unconventional positions into your shooting practice.
September 17th, 2015Kristy Titus: Using a Bipod in the Field
Kristy Titus makes her case for why your rifle needs a bipod—especially if you plan to go afield.