Outdoor Life

THE 200 CLUB

I RECENTLY HAD a conversation with a hunter who was telling me about the rifle he bought a couple of years ago. He said he’s put seven shots through it—four at the range to zero it, and another three on the three animals he’s killed with it. I think he expected me to be impressed with his economy. I wasn’t.

Over the years, I’ve witnessed many hunters flub shots or miss opportunities because they weren’t adequately prepared for the moment. Most of the errors can be directly attributed to a lack of trigger time.

For anyone looking to avoid these pitfalls,

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