Shot the moving target system for several hours (450+ rounds of .308 Win.) and we came to an interesting conclusion - 200 yard moving target was easier to hit (and our groups were smaller) than the 100 yard target. Speed was constant, target carrier had a backboard on it that was about 8' wide and 3+ feet high. Caught every round fired at ShootnSee circles or balloons so we could see where the misses hit. I put fresh paper on the backboard after each twenty shots, looked at the groups size at five and ten shots going each direction. Another wierd thing, our Right to Left moving groups were always smaller than the Left to Rights, even tho we usually find that Left to Right swing is easier to do.
Got the barrel so hot on the rifle that we use for movers that my buddy raised a blister when he accidently touched it. This is a factory sporter barrel and it takes incredible abuse and just keeps shooting around 1 moa.
Not long range but might be interesting to some guys.
Do you normally shoot left handed? Hitting moving targets from left to right has always been harder for me ( I shoot right handed ). In fact, when calling, I turn my body to put the caller more to my left to ensure I don't have to twist far to the right if I get a runner.
If I can kill that coyote from here, Will you walk out to get him?
All the shooters that have helped me with this testing have been right handed. Most of the time they do better when the target is tracking left to right. This time we all shot better right to left, must have been the water we were drinking... I have some jpegs of the system if you would like to see them.
Shot today in extreme heat, muzzleloader bullet test out to 300 yards to get some drop info with the TDS reticle from Kahles/Swarovski and some new bullets. 36 degrees C whatever the hell that is in F, so hot we had to put the rifles onto the air conditioning vents in the truck to cool down the barrels. Even muzzleloaders get so hot that accuracy goes to hell, 15 minutes on the air conditioning vent and the rifle was good for two shots, then spray. Ran out of bullets and Pryodex about when the sun went down.
FYI, some military sources recommend increasing the lead going left to right for a righty... apparently the more you swing toward the dominant side, the more difficult it is to overcome. Some can do it fine, others can't.... [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] Bipods are usually tougher on movers than a flat bag or pack, IMHO - you don't have to fight the springs.
We sure find differences, catching every shot on paper lets me see what is going on. We shoot from rests but they are very moveable - have a fantastic Nightforce Sniper Tripod and also use pedastals with the heads loosened-off so they move freely. Virtually eliminates the elevation component of the shooting. Don't use Harris's at all, lots of shooting sticks, packsacks etc. Don't let the guys shoot offhand as this would result in the transport cables getting blasted for sure. Already had the powe-cord shot and cut clean...
Bottom line is that you have to practice movers to obtain any skills, takes a lot of shooting. Unfortunately there are very few places that enable such practice.