Before you start Sighting in your Hunting Rifle. Proper maintenance of your hunting rifle is essential. There is nothing worse than being out hunting and you gun is not firing because the firing pin is jammed or broken because of lack of maintenance and you miss that big buck. It is always a good idea to oil your gun after each hunting trip.
After you have Sighting in your Hunting Rifle. Take your gun to your local gun range to practicing will make a big difference when you are out hunting. Knowing you have the confidence to make any type of shot that is needed in any situation. Making sure that your rifle is properly sighted in with the same grain of bullets that you will be using when you are hunting. No matter what kind of sights you are using open sights or a scope.
Just like a golfer going to the range to practice. He does not just practice hitting the ball as far as he can. He will practice long shots and short shots. So when you go to the range next time. First, make sure your gun is sighted to where you want it. 2″ inches high at 100 yards is a good place to start. Then practice taking some long shots and some short shots. With and without a rest. Because there will not always be a perfect rest to shot on when your hunting. And remember to ALWAYS use ear plugs when at the range.
When you are shooting remember your breathing. When you are breathing in and out, your sights will be move up and down. So just before you are about to take the shot hold your breath,this will make you a lot more steady. You will become a lot more accurate for those long shots.
Once you have your gun bore-sight you can start sighting in your rifle. You will need a gun rest or use sandbags to steady your rifle. So you can get you rifle as accurate as possible. Then start Sight in your Rifle at 25 yards at first, once you have sighted in at that distance, then try going out a little farther. When I’m sighting in your Rifle I try to sight my rifle in at 2 inches high at 100 yards. That way it will be good for a 200 yards shot. Depending on your caliber of your rifle and the ballistics of the bullet you are using. Remember to always use proper firearm safety while at your local gun range.