Rifle-balancing in precision shooting: behavioral aspects and psychophysiological implication.

  title={Rifle-balancing in precision shooting: behavioral aspects and psychophysiological implication.},
  author={Niilo Konttinen and Heikki Lyytinen and Jukka H. T. Viitasalo},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  volume={8 2},
This study investigated sharpshooters' strategies to control their rifle stability during the aiming period. Six elite and six pre-elite shooters completed a simulated realistic shooting task (laser rifle), and their performance was evaluated from behavioral and psychophysiological perspectives. The analysis of the rifle's barrel movement, indexing the shooter's behavioral performance, supported the view that rifle-balancing is an essential determinant of superior shooting performance. The… CONTINUE READING

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