The standing position is the most demanding of the shooting positions. It places far greater pressure on the shooters ability to remain still in order to release the shot, particularly if the weather conditions or ground contours are not favourable. The main reason for the difficulty is that the position uses more muscles to keep the body in place. These muscles in turn need to be controlled. It is best to start with a position that is as technically perfect as possible and then, through training, modify the position to suit your own body.
Cheek piece adjusted or built up so that the full weight of head rests vertically on the cheek piece with no side pressure.......
Firm grip on the pistol grip (around the same amount you would use to hold a hammer to knock in a nail.)
Looking at the position from above:
a) The feet are placed so that the line to the target passes just in front of the ankles.
b) The pelvis is centred over the support area of the feet but pushed forward towards the target
c) The rifle rests above the centre of the position
The rifle is positioned over the elbow which is positioned on or to the left of the crest of the pelvis (when looking from the front). This is then positioned over the centre of the support area formed by the feet. The centre of gravity should fall just in front of the ankle