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Old 05-04-2012, 02:42 AM   #1
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Okay, scope’s zeroed in. I can get nice coin sized groups at 25 yards and & often at 100 BR off the bipod. Tried standing offhand yesterday and I’m all over the paper at 25 yards, sling or no sling. My point of aim takes tours all over the target. Geez this is gonna be hard!



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Have you tried the figure 8 method or starting from the top or bottom of the target while squeezing the trigger and when you're center mass you shoot?



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You may want to try from a kneeling position. It's a bit more stable than standing its a good way to start. Just don't get discouraged not everyone can shoot from all positions. Keep practicing.

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Okay, scope’s zeroed in. I can get nice coin sized groups at 25 yards and & often at 100 BR off the bipod. Tried standing offhand yesterday and I’m all over the paper at 25 yards, sling or no sling. My point of aim takes tours all over the target. Geez this is gonna be hard!
Try using a sling to pull the rifle in tight ( hasty sling) and it'll help.
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try starting with the military manual on basics http://8reg.txsg.state.tx.us/Manuals8reg/FM3_22x9_Rifle_Marksmanship_Chan_4.9412913.pdf

here is how to properly use a sling http://www.illinoishighpower.org/general_highpower_info/ISRA%20SR%20Sling.pdf

proper sling use will definately make it a LOT easier. dont forget when shooting unsupported you want to use a low magnification or no magnification on optics

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Practice, practice, practice and once you get good you can not stop practicing. Like any other sport the more you play it the better you get.

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I seem to be using the spaghetti bowl method of aiming, regardless of any other method attempted. I've been trying to coordinate my firing with the rise or fall of my point of aim. I'll try a figure eight.

I am using the ‘hasty’ sling.

Gonna try the kneeling & sitting positions next time at the range to see what they’re like.

Thanks for the links, they’re cleaner than the downloads I found.

The scope’s only a 3x9, but I’ll try cranking down the scope next time I’m out too.

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The LEAST accurate position is standing offhand. Think about that the next time you watch Olympic biathalon shooter- on skis! In increasing order of stability- Standing supported, kneeling, sitting, prone, benchrest.

Py attention to you whole body posture as well as the rifle. I see shooters that are standing with feet side by side, hips thrust forward, shoulders back, wobbly as hell.

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Vincine, I know you're going to practice and be good at it. I'm impressed with your shooting already. I could only hope to be as good as you are at shooting.

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One of my first photos for the paper was down the barrel of a biathlon athlete ‘aiming’ at me. It jumped off the front page. I used to run track and know about heart rate, so I always knew the biathlon was a challenge. I just hadn’t realized just how hard it was until I couldn’t hold a POA on target when I hadn’t even exerted myself!

I think I’m pretty close to being in proper position, as least from the various diagrams & photos I’ve seen. I am surprised how many don't use a skeletal support position but have their support arm's elbow hanging out in the air instead. I’m going to tag one of the new club members who was an Army firearms instructor the next time I see him to ‘fine tune’ me.

(It occurred to me after I took my photo that I trusted her to not actually fire. I never saw the empty chamber!)



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