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Unread 08-16-2004, 06:20 PM
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Re: Shooting position

I do about %80 percent of my practice from offhand and sitting, and try to mix it up for the other %20. I don't remember ever killing a big game animal from anything but some variant of those two postions.

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Unread 08-17-2004, 05:35 AM
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Re: Shooting position

90% of my deer are shot standing. This is either due to obstructions such as crops etc or safety.

You require a reasonably weighted rifle - around 8.5-9lbs with a mid range scope and a darn good trigger (2-2.5lb)and a set of shooting sticks. Best are garden poles secured 6" from top by a vacuum cleaner drive band around them.

I hold the forend resting on the v formed by the sticks, others rest the forend direct on the sticks.

You will get shake - you have to get it so that the shake is in the vital area, then with good breathing you squeeze until the shot is released.

I find it easier on game than on target. In the past month (a busy time for roe stalking) I have made sucessfull one shot kills on roe bucks at 200, 180 and 160yards plus lesser distances.

I won't shoot a roe buck at 25yards without sticks.
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Unread 08-17-2004, 11:08 PM
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Re: Shooting position

Practice offhand, and off your daypack, up or down. A framed daypack, like a Kifaru, is a great rest.

Do it enough so that you are fast. You can always slow down.

A good marksman should be able to keep a 5" group at 100 yds offhand, and quick.
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