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About 90 percent of the rounds that I fire in practice are offhand or offhand with field expedient rest.

A good low cost drill I use often is to throw out a handful of spent 12 or 20 gs, shotshells and "keep then rolling" with the 10-022. sounds ceasy, but..........

My thought is that if I can hit the target standing, then shooting from kneeling or sitting is a piece of cake..

Prone is very seldom practical in the hunting fields, so I use it very little. Besides, if I have time to get into a sling and go prone, I have time to stalk closer.



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Just be aware that when shooting on steep grades that there is a slight problem.No,not referring to the up and down,gravity phenom.....that's well known.


It's how trees grow out from a slope.We see it when shooting instinctively with bows.I've always been told(confided with,serious national and world champion field archers)to lean your upper limb "into" the mountain.The slope/trees will play tricks on the brain when shooting "sideways".Harder to describe than to show or demonstrate in the filed.It may not show up when using a scoped rifle(single plane)but is at issue when using irons.You basically aren't holding rifle level.



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Shooting up or down hill is another one of those things that ya gotta "learn by doing."

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Locutus,It's very true. Most people that shoot sub-moa groups off a bench probably couldn't hit an eight inch pie plate at 200 yards off hand because they never practice doing it.
It takes a lot of practice field shooting in real conditions to come close to anything you can do off bags and a bench.
I will try to use a rest of some kind and not shoot off hand at game, however I can hit a moving target off hand better than I can a stationary one!
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About 90 percent of the rounds that I fire in practice are offhand or offhand with field expedient rest.

A good low cost drill I use often is to throw out a handful of spent 12 or 20 gs, shotshells and "keep then rolling" with the 10-022. sounds ceasy, but..........

My thought is that if I can hit the target standing, then shooting from kneeling or sitting is a piece of cake..

Prone is very seldom practical in the hunting fields, so I use it very little. Besides, if I have time to get into a sling and go prone, I have time to stalk closer.
Prone comes in very handy here for power lines and gas lines. Those are the most common places to get a long range shot here, but you better be ready when a buck steps out because he won't be there long.
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I will try to use a rest of some kind and not shoot off hand at game, however I can hit a moving target off hand better than I can a stationary one!
I truly believe a lot of people could if they only knew how far ahead of the target to aim.
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I embarrass myself so badly each time I

go to the range, I don't see any point in

over-confirming in the field that which I

already know so well...

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I use a rest when I test loads for accuracy and when Im checking a rifle's accuracy. All of my shooting is done the way pop and Uncle Sam taught me. That's the way I teach my kids. I grew up Quail hunting so being able to move and hit a moving target was a must. I also use a grip pod on some of my rifles which helps in many shooting situations.

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Hiking and shooting in the high country is great practice for the fall hunting seasons. Shooting Rock Deer and Stump Elk up in the high meadows also allows for scouting out future hunting areas.

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Hiking and shooting in the high country is great practice for the fall hunting seasons. Shooting Rock Deer and Stump Elk up in the high meadows also allows for scouting out future hunting areas.
Is it light enough 'at the edge of darkness' to do that????


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