Shooting from the Rifleman 3
Whether you’re Deer stalking, Foxing or Ratting in a barn or out for Rabbits. Taking a tripod into the field makes sense for a number of reasons; it takes little time to master and gives you the confidence to take shots you might not have done previously but remember – always shoot within your capability and to ensure humane kills.
The tripod takes the weight of a rifle so you can scan for quarry and use a call at the same time for instance. The Rifleman 3 can be used in the Standing, kneeling and sitting positions so you can maintain a low profile in open ground.
The one-handed trigger operation makes life even easier, the legs drop onto uneven ground finding their own level ready for you to take a shot. Shots taken from the standing position, aiming downwards, gives a backstop which might not have been there from the prone position. Depending on your build, the height of the yoke should be roughly in the centre of your chest, adjustments can be made instantly using the trigger without taking the rifle off the yoke.
Like all things, with a little familiarisation and practise will make all the difference. Remember that using a bit of kit in daylight is easy enough but you will need to operate in the dark in the case of Foxes/Rabbits.
Expect your shot groups to look completely different than one taken from a prone, bi-pod supported shot. Don’t be put off, a little practise will help.
The diagram shows the position of the tripod feet and where you should stand (feet at shoulder width apart). The front leg, is used as a brace for you and the rifle to lean into, your body effectively becomes a second tripod for a really steady shot.