In the tip "Avoid the Low Blow" (Rifles), David E. Petzal states that "the lower you go, the more you get pounded." But in "5 Ways to Better Accuracy" ("The Accuracy Revolution"), he seems to contradict himself by telling readers, "don't shoot sitting if you can shoot prone." As a hunter for almost 60 years and an Army vet, I can say from experience that both pieces of advice are correct. While the prone position allows you to shoot more accurately, many hunters cannot afford the risk of hurting their shoulders, especially as they get older or develop disabilities such as osteoporosis. Hunters do need to learn to adapt to other positions.