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.
Light touch of finger tip with consistent back pressure with a follow though.
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. : )