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Old 09-19-2010, 04:03 PM
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Re: MARKSMANSHIP BASICS - Firearm Support

Maybe I'm missing something...but I gotta ask.

What would you be shooting at from inside of your automobile?

RH
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:27 PM
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Re: MARKSMANSHIP BASICS - Firearm Support

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Maybe I'm missing something...but I gotta ask.

What would you be shooting at from inside of your automobile?

RH

foxes , rabbits , squirrels.......offers a rock steady aiming platform

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Old 09-20-2010, 06:49 AM
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Re: MARKSMANSHIP BASICS - Firearm Support

I see. It is a nice looking set-up that should offer solid support.

Here in Michigan the DNR is a little bit funny about shooting from an automobile.

Thanx for the response.

Take care,

RH

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foxes , rabbits , squirrels.......offers a rock steady aiming platform

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:36 PM
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Re: MARKSMANSHIP BASICS - Firearm Support

Depends on the type of hunting I'm doing. Fixed position long range in NW PA, we are typically shooting from a bench with a typical front rest and rear bag. OR from a tripod type shooting system that we can shoot standing up. This system supports the front and rear of the rifle in sort of a cradle.

For my carry rifle it's either a Harris bipod on the front with rear bag or sticks with whatever....

But YES, if it's over 200 yards, I'm supporting both ends of the rifle in some manner.
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:08 PM
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Re: MARKSMANSHIP BASICS - Firearm Support

LOL you would be a hero for some of the road hunters here in NE OK with a set up like that. I can't imagine the noise inside the cab of the vehicle
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Re: MARKSMANSHIP BASICS - Firearm Support

Thats awesome and redneck in same sentence. I use a Harris swivel for prone to sitting position. I also carry Stoney point stix with tripod and extra short deal/leg off tripod. Works really well. Killed nice elk at over 600 yards at 35 degree angle uphill this year in Wyoming. The extra leg of tripod swivels and supports the back. Oh by the way I have used the mirror out the window but not on large game. lol I also use the stix as walking stick but pain when need to glass but i use them to rest my binos on them as well just like Jim Shockey.

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:21 AM
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Re: MARKSMANSHIP BASICS - Firearm Support

Wow - this thread has been going since '07!

No - I seldom support the buttstock with anything but my shoulder. Up front I might use a bipod or shooting sticks. More likely to just rest it on my pack, or a rolled up jacket, or believe it or not, just use the shooting sling wrapped snug around my arm. All have worked for me.

Depends on the time & natural rests available. Made a 400 yard shot in Wyoming, using a very handy tree limb, while standing. Worked great. My pard actually snapped a photo of me using the rest. I had just dropped the deer, and was waiting, ready to place another shot if necessary. It wasn't. The deer is just above that line of bright, bright morning sunshine and can't be seen:


For ultimate accuracy, of course nothing beats a good solid rest. I just don't usually find a benchrest in the field. Odd...

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