Favorite Field Shooting Rest/Position

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Mr.Moa, May 1, 2011.

  1. Mr.Moa

    Mr.Moa Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    My shot opportunities in the field are almost always within 300 yards but have had them out to about 900 yards so i tend to throw my rifle across the closest horizontal object and let the lead fly with good results. But eventually Im going to have to take a shot over 300 yards and would like to know how yall would approach it. The steadiest way ive thought of is a prone shooting size bipod and a light small rear sand bag. How do yall like to set up for long range shots?
  2. bogger01

    bogger01 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    prone is going to be your best set up but sometimes you don't have that option due to terrain,veggitation ect.the lower you can get to the ground the better but prone isn't always practicle.try to practice shooting from different positionsand get as comfortable as you can because you want to try to eliminate shooting from a position you not familier with.shawn carlockwrote a good article on here explaining different feild positionsgun)

    10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions

  3. SpencerSS

    SpencerSS Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    +1 for what he said.

    Personal preference is in play here. You have to pratice and find out what works for you. Me, if I can do it prone, w/ bipod and bag, GREAT. If not sitting with back rest is good for me, and if I must get up high, standing supported is ok. I've practiced that last one alot to get it right. Now if I can get a fence post to put a pack on, critters beware.