Long Range Shooting Checklist?
When you are preparing to take an ethical, long range precision shot at undestirbed game what is your checklist? Say for me, I have a tripod rest for my rifle and bullet drop turrets for my ammunition of choice.
This is something I just thought up. #1 range the animal, #2 calculate the true horizontal distance with an angle cosine tool, #3 check the wind, #4 adjust the windage and elevation turrents to the corrected range and wind, #5 pick a place to sit down where I can lean against a tree or rock, #6 then sit down, #7 adjust my tripod/bipod legs, #8 adjust the rifle, #9 look back up at where the animal was before I sat down(maybe never take my eye off it?), #10 look through the scope, #11 pick a spot, #12 take a deep breath (or a half breath), #13 take the safety off, #14 squeeze the trigger?
What do competition rifle shooters do? Of course there is usually not a lot of time to do a bunch of stuff when shooting at an animal. I am talking about where you have a little bit of time and want to make a precision shot off of a tripod.