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Old 02-13-2012, 06:38 PM
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Re: question about nerves

Practice builds confidence. You've done that.

Dry fire on the animal so that you know you're steady and relaxed.

Have a good spotter to help keep your dope straight.

Follow through. Concentrate on seeing the bullet impact. You probably can't accomplish that with the 338LM at 700yds. But, you should always try.

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Old 02-13-2012, 06:42 PM
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Re: question about nerves

The dry firing really lock a guy down, well worth it to do at any shot!
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:58 PM
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Re: question about nerves

Gotta plus 3 the dry fire. Might wanna remove the magazine .

I once fired a round at an animal when I meant to dry fire. Unfortunately, nobody was filming. Would have been entertaining footage.
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Re: question about nerves

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Gotta plus 3 the dry fire. Might wanna remove the magazine .

I once fired a round at an animal when I meant to dry fire. Unfortunately, nobody was filming. Would have been entertaining footage.
Reminds me of the U-Tube vid of the guy pulling his handgun and shooting himself in the calf....

That was entertaining... not for him I'm sure....
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:05 PM
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What I have done with a few hunters and when time permits is to dry fire on the elk. Maybe a couple times. This helps a lot and could be edited out if you like.

Jeff
Very good advise. We can practice all we want and feel good about it but each and everyone of us will react slightly different when the time comes.

After 32 years waiting for a Big Horn Sheep tag here in Montana and looking over upwards of 70-80 rams over 18 days when it came time to make it happen - I would have hated to see the results if the first dry fire was the actual round sent. After seeing my cross hairs move on the first dry fire I finally settled down - after 2 more I was ready and results were fit for camera footage.

Dry fire - dry fire - dry fire
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:54 PM
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Re: question about nerves

I thought the same thing the first time. The hardest part is the filming other than the shot, once it's time to get busy and shoot you wont even know it's there. I remember briefly thinking they better have that camera ready because i'm not waiting.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:33 PM
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Re: question about nerves

After all of the above great council or is it counsel.

I suggest 20mg Celexa starting 21 days before the hunt.
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