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Old 04-13-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Ok, I do most of my shooting within 100 yards, but I want to start making much longer shots (at least 300-500 yards). I'm really wanting to push my abilities, and my rifles abilities to their limits.

Just so you know what I'm working with, I have a 2006 Remington Model 700 ADL 30-06 with a Bushnell 3-9 power scope on it. I also have a 1939 Mosin Nagant 91/30 with a really good bore.

I don't expect the Mosin to be too accurate pass 300 yards, but the Remington definetly should be able to hit targets much farther out. (I'd like to be able to hit targets at 800 yards with it)

Now on to the training. What advice can ya'll give me for this? I have some Winchester shooting rests from Walmart. Would they be good for this, or should I invest in a bipod for the Remington?

What advice can ya'll give me as far as keeping the rifle so still, that I can see the slight movements cause by my heart beat?

I'm eager to learn, and willing to try anything.

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Fundamentals of Marksmanship Aaron. At 300-500 yards they are extremely important. I think you would be okay with rests as long as they are stable, but I would suggest shooting from the prone position as well. Don't be afraid to make wind adjustments either. The best time to take a shot is during your natural respiratory pause.

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Fundamentals of Marksmanship Aaron. At 300-500 yards they are extremely important.
The Fundamentals of Markmanship the Marines teach? I know the basics of shooting, are they simular?

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The best time to take a shot is during your natural respiratory pause.
Whats that?

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Was this the Fundamentals of Marksmanship you were talking about?

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Fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship = Breathing, Trigger Control, Aiming (sight alignment, sight picture, stock weld, eye relief natural point of aim) they all fall under aiming and follow through.

Natural Respiratory Pause
A respiratory cycle (inhaling and exhaling) lasts about four or five seconds. Between respiratory cycles there is a natural pause of two to three seconds. This is the natural respiratory pause. During the respiratory pause, breathing muscles are relaxed and the rifle sights settle at their natural point of aim. The shooter should fire at this point.

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Yeah that's it.

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Yeah that's it.
Sweet! I knew most of that, but there were a few things I'll be sure to practice.

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You should try your hand at the Civilian Marksmanship Program in your area. http://clubs.odcmp.com/cgi-bin/clubSearchSubmit.cgi?clubMembership=OPEN&state=TX

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Something else you might consider is signing up for an Appleseed shoot. They have shoots all over the country that instruct on rifle marksmanship and mix in some American heritage using the events of Lexington and Concord as the teaching tool. I have done a number of them and recommend highly. Learn more at www.appleseedinfo.org

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