Originally Posted by yobuck
any type of shooting will only serve to make you a better shooter. that would include sporting clays, trap shooting and position rifle shooting.
the most accurate shooting is from a solid bench. next in line is a portable bench or an improvised rest of some type. a bipod would be a good example of that. a prone position with a bipod can be very accurate. problem is terrain wont always allow for that.
a solid rest should always be strived for in long range hunting. the various types of sticks, or a rock or log would be much better for most than a natural position.
cheat all you can in that regard.
+1. Yobuck nailed it. Especially the last paragraph.
I find that most of my shots while hunting, even in wide open desert country, are off hand. So I practice off hand as well as off the bench, bi-pods,baggs,leadslead, logs, against a tree or fence post, etc. Most practice of this sort of practice is shooting sage rats with a 22, but I do the same with my big guns.
If long range is on the menue, a solid rest of some sort is a must. As Yobuck said, ''CHEAT ALL YOU CAN IN THAT REGARD''
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