Not a brag just some references
I have won a couple of amatuer competitions shooting Milsurps. I don’t claim to be an expert in anyway. I can however drill a 16inch plate at @300m
with 90+% hit rate. From a bench. And about 70% unsupported.
I also own a couple of Swedish Mausers.
Ideally, you want a lollypop sight picture.
Front post level with notch, equal daylight either side of notch. Top of front post will ideally be POI. Assuming target is round you form a lollypop shape with front post and target. A 6 o’clock hold if you will. You generally don’t want an aim point above a target, adjust your sights accordingly.
Before you even fire a shot, practice getting a good sight picture and consistent cheek weld.
Try laying your thumb along the side of the stock rather than wrapped around the wrist.
Trick is, different points of focus.
Start with target acquisition and roughly line up your rifle.
Next focus rear sight, front sight blurred.
Get correct sight picture.
Focus front post, target blurred, rear sight blurred. By this point you should have correct sight picture. Front post should indicate point of aim. Move head with rifle for correction. Do this at most three times and fire on the bottom of a breath cycle.
For trigger pull, Milsurps are often a bit rough. Imagine a centreline down the rifle, try and pull the trigger along that line with linear force. No sideways force.
As you get better you will start with a better sight picture and less correction. Too much fiddling, lift the rifle and reset. Don’t get all bent out of shape correcting your aim. Go for a natural relaxed pointing posture.
Be aware of your feet if at a bench. Make sure your feet are grounded and bracing you. Be surprised how many people you see with their feet all tucked up weirdly with no support.
How you look across the sights is different for everyone. As long as you do it consistently.
Dry fire the rifle , calm yourself, be relaxed when firing, keep your eyes open and your body relaxed. Do the same with live ammo. Get someone to watch you, be honest if you have a flinch and work to correct it.
TLDR: sight picture is everything, sort that out and it’s just a matter of pointing the rifle in the right direction. As in your eye is correctly lined up and it shoots to the top of the front post.
Pps that’s a tiny rifle , not giant medals