10 Best Prone Shooting Position

Updated on: October 2022

Best Prone Shooting Position in 2022


NcSTAR NC Star CVSHMR2957WC, Roll Up Shooting Mat, Woodland Camo

NcSTAR NC Star CVSHMR2957WC, Roll Up Shooting Mat, Woodland Camo
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Ways of the Rilfe. Prone, Standing and Kneeling Shooting - Stock Adjustments - Aiming - Rhythm

Ways of the Rilfe. Prone, Standing and Kneeling Shooting - Stock Adjustments - Aiming - Rhythm
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Savior Equipment Tactical Deluxe Padded Quick Release All-Purpose Shooting Mat - Anti-Slippery, Roll-Up Style w/Carrying Handle

Savior Equipment Tactical Deluxe Padded Quick Release All-Purpose Shooting Mat - Anti-Slippery, Roll-Up Style w/Carrying Handle
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • [ULTRA DURABLE] - Constructed With Heavy Duty Industrial 600D PVC Nylon For Longevity
  • [ULTRA COMFORTABLE] - 0.3" Padding in Center Area to Make Shooting More Comfortable
  • [ULTRA CONVENIENT] - 3 Rows of Double Stitched MOLLE Grid Designed to Keep All Accessories Within Reach
  • [ULTRA SECURE] - Double Layered Anti-Slip Elbow Wings & Metal Grommets to Secure Everything In Place
  • [SAVIOR WARRANTY] - Unquestioned Lifetime Warranty. Love It Or Return It.

The Leather Sling and Shooting Positions

The Leather Sling and Shooting Positions
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Redneck Convent OD Green Shooters Mat Padded Roll Up Mat, 1/2in Pad - Hunting, Precision Shooting, Long Range Shooting Accessories

Redneck Convent OD Green Shooters Mat Padded Roll Up Mat, 1/2in Pad - Hunting, Precision Shooting, Long Range Shooting Accessories
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • RIFLE SHOOTING MAT: The Redneck Convent Shooting Mat Padded with 1/2" Inch (12.7 mm) Gun Mat is the ultimate arms gear for shooters and hunters of all sorts; Constructed of heavy duty PVC material, this gun pad is resistant to severe weather, water, and chemicals; Protect your clothing and body from the cold, dirty ground with this unique t-shaped rifle mat for long distance shooting, hunting, or competitions; This durable shooting pad comes a great OD Green color
  • STAY CLEAN AND DRY: Thanks to the tough PVC material, this 9mm pistol mat can stand up to cold, wet, muddy, and dry conditions; Its durable construction keeps your clothes and body clean and dry and the ½ inch padding keeps you comfortable during long hours spent in the same prone and kneeling positions; This mat also features two fold-out anti-slip elbow wings to protect your sleeves and give you more room for comfort
  • FITS YOUR BODY: This sniper mat folds out at a full length of 64 inches by 21 inches (162.6 cm by 53.3 cm) giving you the perfect amount of room to lay out on; Each side features a fold-out wing giving you a full 47 inches (119.4 mm) of elbow space; These elbow wings provide extra protection for your sleeves and arms if you are shooting outdoors; You can use it to shoot on wet or muddy surfaces without getting your equipment or clothing dirty
  • COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT: Whether you are on a week-long hunting trip or spending the day at the gun range this gun bench mat is the perfect addition to your rifle accessories; The rifle case shooting mat is only 2.5 lb. (1.13kg) and can roll up to a size of 21 by 8 inches (53.3 by 20.3 cm) making it extremely lightweight and compact; This shooter mat also features an easy carry handle and strong UTX buckles and E clips that allow you to attach the mat to your rucksack or backpack
  • COMFORTABLE AND VERSATILE: The tactical roll up glock mat is a lightweight, padded mattress that will keep you comfortable for many hours at a stretch; The ½ inch (1.3cm) pad is soft and flexible making it easy and comfortable to even use as a pad for under a sleeping bag or rolled up as a pillow; It features 2 removable gear pouches, 1 removable ammo pouch with bullet slots, and 1 built-in pocket for your Data Book or Range Card

VISM by NcStar Rifle Case/Shooting Mat (CVSM2913B), Black

VISM by NcStar Rifle Case/Shooting Mat (CVSM2913B), Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Constructed of heavy duty PVC coated material with thick padding throughout
  • Reinforced shoulder straps, drag straps, and carry handles throughout for carrying the case in a variety of ways
  • External and internal pockets for storing all of your extra gear

Highpower Rifle.

Highpower Rifle.
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022

Swagger Bipods, Field Gen1, Non Spike Foot, Hunting and Shooting Rifle Bipod, Shoot From Prone, Sitting Or Standing Position, Adjustable To 30 Inches High, Black, Made In The USA

Swagger Bipods, Field Gen1, Non Spike Foot, Hunting and Shooting Rifle Bipod, Shoot From Prone, Sitting Or Standing Position, Adjustable To 30 Inches High, Black, Made In The USA
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Field Model Legs Extend to 29 1/4" with a Simply Twist
  • Constructed of Ultra-Durable, Impact-Resistant Composite
  • Shoot From Prone, Sitting or Standing Position
  • You Can Raise Up, Lower Down, Slide Left or Right, Move Forward, Lean Back, and Twist or Contort
  • Made in the USA

Harris Engineering LM-1A2 1A2-LM Solid Base 9-13-Inch BiPod

Harris Engineering LM-1A2 1A2-LM Solid Base 9-13-Inch BiPod
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • The legs eject by spring action
  • Seven height settings from 9 to 13 inches
  • Weight is 11 ounces

Caldwell DeadShot Shooting Bag Combo

Caldwell DeadShot Shooting Bag Combo
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • DIMENSIONS: Front Bag - 10 inches L x 8 inches H x 7.5 inches W with a weigh of 7 lbs 10 oz - Rear Bag - 5" L x 5" W x 4.5" D
  • EASE OF USE: Bags come filled with corn cob media to allow for immediate use
  • VERSATILITY: Can be used on virtually any surface and can be adjusted to any position needed while in use
  • DURABLE: Constructed of water-resistant, 600 Denier polyester
  • CONVENIENT: Easy transport with the Quick-Connect System that secures the bags together for added organization

How to Improve Your Rifle Shooting for Hunting

Article looks at ways to improve your rifle shooting.

I grew up in rural West Virginia. Sundays in the summer meant church and muzzleloader matches. The standard muzzleloader match consisted of 10 rounds. The 10 rounds were shot offhand, long sticks, short sticks, sitting, and kneeling at 25 and 50 yards. While there were often 100 yard shots, shoot the string, clanger (metal silhouette), and other matches there were the standard. This routine was good practice for hunting not only from the different rests but also focusing on the importance of making one good shot. While few carry shooting sticks into the woods with them (though they are quite useful) it is still good practice for shooting off of tree limbs, fence posts and similar rests.

Practicing with you high powered rifle is best, but can be expensive and hard on the shoulder. Using a .22 rifle for the majority of your practice is fine and won't break the bank or your shoulder. Of course your rifles should always be sighted in from a bench rest, but the majority of your shooting should be done from hunting positions. Shooting off hand teaches a lot of important skills. It helps the shooter to learn trigger control, to time the shot during a wobble, and proper breathing control while shooting. In my hunting experience, shooting offhand is not often needed. Except when a deer or other game animal jumps up unexpectedly, a hunter can almost always find a rest. Practice shooting off of the side of a tree of various size. Even a spindly sapling tree can be used for a rest but you need to practice shooting from this flexible rest. Quickly getting into a sitting or kneeling position and shooting is good practice as well.

Inexpensive .22 LR silhouette targets can be purchased for twenty bucks or less at Wal-Mart and other retailers. These are great for hunting practice as you get immediate feedback on whether or not you hit the target.

To prepare for dealing with buck fever and shooting while out of breath I devised this idea for my son. I held the rifle ready to shoot and had him stand about 50 yards away. On a command he had to drop and do a couple push ups, run to where I was, take the gun and fire 1 shot at a target with me talking in his ear all the way through the shot to provide a distraction. Vary the push ups and length of run (and even the exercises) based on physical condition and age. I have no way to measure the value of this exercise but we had fun doing it, especially when he got to make me run! Above all maintain safety.

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