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Old 03-04-2013, 01:19 PM
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Shooting Proceadure

I'm looking to see what you personal shooting procedure is. How do you get ready and setup, how do you mentally prep for the shot. What details do you focus on to maximize accuracy and weapon life. What do you do post shot if you have to take another shot? Ive see people get all giddy and rush through the next few shots, I call it pull and pray (This has dual meaning ;) ) Im just looking to develop a routine that keeps me shooting at my best and my weapon at its best. I don't have a huge budget so I want to make sure to maximize the life of the weapon. Right now I shoot simple stuff like 30-06, 270's 223's and laughably an HMR17. My next weapon will be the ULR 416 but before I buy that I want to make sure I'm good and ready
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:21 PM
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Re: Shooting Proceadure

The importance of being Solid

You might find some useful info in this thread.

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:48 PM
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Re: Shooting Proceadure

Nice info. The only thing that bugs me about having the stock locked in hard is the front of the rifle bounces making it hard for me to spot the impacts. I can not agree more that the foundation has to be solid. How do you deal with staying on track to see impacts?

I am not new to shooting but definitely to the aspects of long range. I primarily bow hunt but I think the principles of all these remain essentially the same, repeat correct form and you will repeat results.

Solid hold on target. Hold control.
Check cant of rifle.
Ensure proper scope alignment for a clear unyiedling site picture.
Breath control.
Light touch of finger tip with consistent back pressure with a follow though.
Round sent.

One thing I have noticed with high power scopes over the years is that the harder you pull the stock into your shoulder the more pronounced the bump of the heart beat will be. Back when I used to shoot solid butt plates the scope bump was horrible and I had to shoot between beats. That is ok at the range, not so in the field. My new rifle has a really soft and forgiving butt plate. It reduces heart beat bump to the point it is not all that noticable.

Cheek weld to the cheek piece for me was over come with a home built riser with a neoprene cover. This allows more bone to gun vs soft tissue contact and a better hold. If you are not comfortable you probably won't make a good shot.

As with my bow, I ensure a stead hold, check my bubble, check alignment, breath, squeeze, follow through. Seems to work most of the time. : )
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:52 PM
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Nice info. The only thing that bugs me about having the stock locked in hard is the front of the rifle bounces making it hard for me to spot the impacts. I can not agree more that the foundation has to be solid. How do you deal with staying on track to see impacts?
Spotting shots boils down to two things. A good brake and good form. If you are having trouble it is one or the other. But rest assured it is not from the rear being too solid. If you are going left or right get straighter behind the rifle. If you are going high, firm up the back and or add some preload to the pod.

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:33 PM
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OK, preload is probably what it is then. I will see the impact most of the time but there at those times that I am searching too much after the shot. Will give that a try next time out.

Dieseltwitch- for me being able to follow the impact makes the whole deal come together perfectly. When I get to see the impact, 75% of the time perhaps right now, I usually have done everything else right and my shots are good. At 800 I shot 8 rounds and got 7 of the 8 impacts. All but the first one were good .3-.5 MOA groups. I shot one other time at 1050 and saw the impacts on a couple of shots. Both were good. I might be wrong but seems like this is a good guage to success. Good luck, it is an interesting level of shooting for sure.
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