THE PRESSURE OF EXCITEMENT
There are several basic ways to safely carry your rifle while you’re hiking in the field:
- Two-handed carry
- Cradle carry
- Trail, or one-handed, carry
- Shoulder carry
- Elbow carry
However, the options for carrying your rifle change as you begin your stalk.
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When you are able to walk, or run, from one location to another you will most likely use the two-handed or “ready” carry. It’s the safest way to handle your rifle as you approach an animal and get into shooting position. It gives you optimal muzzle control. You will be able to ma…. (CLICK HERE to read more)
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