Reblogging this from the Firearms User Network. Replace hunting rifle with really any kind of practical rifle, and the principle holds true. I know I fell into this trap, where just about every range session was spent sitting at a concrete bench “zeroing” at whatever range. It wasn’t until I started doing some action shooting that shooting from positions ever really entered my world.
I really appreciate the stability of slung prone after learning to do it properly this past weekend. But even I have to admit that such a position is a rarity in the practical shooting world, and one is more likely to have to use sitting, kneeling, squatting, offhand, or maybe get to rest the rifle against a tree.