Recently did a very thorough tightening of everything on my AR, which included re-mounting my scope. So I needed to hit the range and re-sight the sucker in.
First shot, I was 1.5 MIL off, so I clicked over, shot a group, and was close. Clicked back .2 MIL and shot another group. I grouped center around my point of aim, but the group was very large. I thought back on my shooting and realized I was way over thinking my shooting and taking things way too slow.
So I shot another group, trusted my shooting skills to work, and cranked through the shots at a steady pace. Didn’t rush, but I didn’t sit there and think about every component of a shot. I trusted my shooting fundamentals to do their thing.
As you can guess from the title, I halved the size of my group. Shot another group, did the same thing.
Trust Your Fundamentals
Shooting fundamentals work. They really do. All of the gimmicks of “advanced” shooting don’t mean anything without the fundamentals. Put 80% of your training into achieving good fundamentals, and you can handle just about every shooting situation thrown at you.