On the open plains or parries and in the mountains, the sitting position is the most useful of them all when you are after big game. It isn’t quite as steady as prone, so your shooting will be a little less accurate. Nor is it quite as fast as the offhand position when you have an easy-to-hit target, but it is a lot faster for a precise shot at distant game when hunting. 450 bushmaster ammo
When out hunting, your terrain often determines the position that you will shoot from and the sitting position is widely universal in many conditions. It is practical in that it lowers your center of balance and gives a wider, steady platform to fire your rifle from. Obviously it is assumed that you have dressed appropriately for your hunting trip. A pair on denim jeans will not fair well seated on wet, snowy or icy ground!
The sitting position doesn’t put the line of sight quite as high above the ground as when you are in the kneeling position, but it’s a whole lot more steadier. Also, the sitting position can be used under a greater variety of terrain conditions than any other reasonably steady position. This is one of the best hunting tips I have come across with proven results. Out of the all big game that I’ve shot in the past, I’d think that I have killed about 70 percent from the sitting position, about 20 percent were from the offhand and 5 percent each kneeling and prone positions.
“The sitting position is easy to assume, steadier than kneeling or offhand and well suited in situations where terrain makes it difficult to shoot from prone.”
Don’t make the beginner’s mistake of sitting up too straight and putting your wobbly elbows on top of your equally wobbly kneecaps. The proper technique for shooting from the seated position is to lean forward and put the flat of the left arm (for right handed shooters), just above the elbow, against the flat of your shin just below the left knee. Your feet should be well apart with your feet and ankles relaxed. The position should feel comfortable and unstressed.
The natural tension of the back muscles will pull the upper arms against the shin and bring balance and relative steadiness to this position. The sit position, both with or without a sling, is the one to master, if you aspire to be a good game shot. It’s undoubtedly the ace of all hunting positions.