Owning the hunting rifle with high quality and details designed exactly and meticulously is considered as one of the most fortunate things for the debut of the hunting beginners to get starting the first hunting season in their life. However, that does not mean that your duty now is just going to enter the forest and use your gun to shoot irregularly as the way you think. Before becoming a professional hunter, it is very crucial that you have to take part in a course that will give you some knowledge about the way to use safely a hunting rifle and how to preserve it if you do not want to get any injures by gun bullets with high lethality in the first hunting time.
There are some important rules or regulars of NRA (National Rifle Association)about how to handle the hunting rifle out of harm’s way that you should pay attention and practice frequently to make sure that you have enough confidence to get the master in using a gun not do harm to yourself and not to make others injury.
- Pointing the hunting rifle into the target of shooting in the accurate way.
It is said that this basic rule helps you have the right shooting posture to prevent you from any damages although the bullets suddenly go out of the muzzle of the gun because of your startle when hearing the loud sound of the shot in the first time. This regular is described that you should actively define a target and make a straight from your eyes, the barrel and the goal until you get ready for a shot.
- Putting your finger on the trigger to make sure that you are always in the ready posture.
To avoid the surprise situations happening, your forefinger always kept the trigger whereas others are holding the gun tightly.
- Keeping the hunting rifle in the unloaded status to ensure the safety.
It is absolutely terrible that you do not get to know the structure and current status of the gun. It means that if you use a gun with a ready box of bullets as other normal toys but do not realize it, it will be really dangerous when you point it to surrounding people. Therefore, let’s open the gun to discover the magazine inside before holding it.
- Choosing the ammunition with high quality for the gun.
To have the accurate shots, the ammunition or bullets plays the most remarkable role because whether a shot is successful or not, the bullet gets the target or not, it depends on the quality of ammunition. Generally, it is easy for you to identify the information of ingredients as well as the expiry date on the labels of boxes of bullets at the reputable shops of gun or stores of hunting accessories.
- Protecting your eyes and ears with the suitable equipment.
As a bullet can be fired fast from the muzzle of a hunting gun, it will create a loud sound, broken pieces and even its pressure that can be awfully harmful to your eyes and ears. Due to this reason, let’s wear the specialized devices for eyes and ears before joining a hunt.
The final things we would like to mention in this article are some fundamental notes about cleaning process of a hunting rifle.
It is very important for the gun to be cleaned frequently because thanks to this process, it not only works well and safely but also maintains its quality and durability. Like the third rule, before making it clear, it is sure that the box of bullets is not into it. After checking the inner of the rifle, you start cleaning the ammunition, the oil box, the magazine, the trigger one by one to add oil as well as to eliminate the dirty. To make sure that the gun is formed in the right way, you should put them in a correct order.