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Old 12-10-2008, 09:32 AM
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Re: 10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions By Shawn Carlock

Shawn:

Thanks for an informative article. I normally have a bow hanger in my pack, but never thought of using it that way!

I'm a firm believer in practice makes perfect, but cannot figure out how to practice the angled shots when I live in flat country. Do you have any suggstions? Even shooting an accurate pellet gun at targets in trees would help, but I'm at a loss for targets and how to get them up off the ground.
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Re: 10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions By Shawn Carlock

Esshup,

That is a good question. After you have the angle determined and have computer generated dope (like Exbal) the issue is position. I believe that I would use the air rifle or .22 RF at a short distance like 25 yards or so and work the positions over to see if I get POI shifts due to position. If you have a good validated drop sheet for level, the dope change is very mechanical for angle shooting. "The Issue" is POI effects from your field position. I recommend that you do not try to compensate for POI changes but simply change your position so you don't have them.
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Re: 10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions By Shawn Carlock

What a great common sense article. The only thing I could add would be that it is a tremendous help to me if I am having to shoot from anything other than the prone position to be able to to get my elbow on something stable. It is not always possible but I sure try to when I can.
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Re: 10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions By Shawn Carlock

Shawn,

Great article. Thanks for posting it. One question. How do you determine the correct length of pull?

Paul
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Re: 10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions By Shawn Carlock

Shawn I also agree that it was a great read. Especially on rifle fit.

I for one never thought I had a problem with cheek weld until I purchased some of your adjustable cheek pieces. My shooting is more consistent and I don't have the strange POI changes at distance anymore.

I would also like to hear more about proper LOP.

Thanks
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:11 PM
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Re: 10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions By Shawn Carlock

Shawn:

Thanks for the reply. Good info! I have all the necessary tools, now I just might see if Exbal will work with .177 cal pellet data. I know the gun that I have is consistent and accurate enough to show flaws in my form.

Throw me on the list on people wanting to know how to determine length of pull for a rifle.

Also, can you go into more detail on how I go about getting a good cheek weld? I feel that with all of the factory stocks that I've shot, the stock is too low to be used properly with a scope, especially one with a large objective.
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Re: 10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions By Shawn Carlock

Maybe my next article should be on long range rifle fitting???
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