Originally Posted by Broz
What??? You mean they are not prone off the bipod and rear bag??? Silly boys, when will they learn??
That is how I sight mine in
LS and the like do have their place but for know that your rifle is on for you nothing replaces shooting it from the position that your going to take your toughest shot from. It never cease to amaze me that somebody really believes that strapping their rifle to some heavy apparatus means anything when they shoulder that rifle, then they just can't figure why their poi isn't the same so they put it back onto the apparatus.
Last time I was out at the range with my daughter, this group of young guys shows up, one with a BR rifle. They start shooting at the 12" gongs out to 400yrds, getting maybe 1 out of 4-5 hits. I had to chuckle when they realized she's shooting gatorade bottles at the same distance and hitting them 4 out of 5 with a stock savage in 7mm-08. When I went to shoot she says "Dad shoot the gong way out there, the last one" (it's at 800). Damn they look deflated when the ding drifted back on the first round, never did come ask though, I was hoping they would.
Hunter sight in day, good god that's a scary event, I stay away.
I've given up on trying to advise people though, been my experience when you start pointing out the things that will actually make somebody a better shot, you invariably also point out the things that they are doing wrong, and that tends to poke holes in their pride (it's hard to sugar coat it) so they get pissed about it and stop listening, even though they want to do the things they see pretty decent shots doing, they just can't seem to get past the idea that their not quite the experts they believe they are. The exception I've found to this is with the fairer sex, women and girls seem to be a lot better at setting their pride aside then men and boys on average.