Re: Precision Shooting 1-Part 3: Marksmanship: Just The Basics
Your cull hunt story with Glen, the new long range hunter was exciting and made me wish I could have participated. I have a gripe with your story: a respectful one to be sure; but a gripe none the less.
I am fairly wet behind the ears with LRH, but when I started out I was made to understand that I was to be proficient with my shooting under a variety of conditions: with many shots on demand at inanimate objects before I began to consider shots at game animals.
Since my introduction to LRH, I have seen videos of "experts" handing their rifles to total newbies to have them make shots at game at astronomical ranges. And now I read your article in which you have done the same thing. I am not faulting Glen, but he should have put in allot more time than he did: granted he was under your tutelage which covers a multitude of sins so to speak but I think you did him a disservice. He had too much to learn when he took that very long shot and I fear he will disappoint himself soon if he hunts on his own. Either with unexplainable misses or wounded animals. You gave him no opportunity to grow into the "discipline" of LR shooting.
I invite you to convince me I am wrong (and also forgive my brashness if I am). Consider also that I am envious as H E double hockey sticks that I was not the one shooting with you on that hunt.