Long range shooting position

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by srhaggerty, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. srhaggerty

    srhaggerty Well-Known Member

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    What position does everybody shoot from, when you are say shooting chucks at a 1000 yards. I saw some photos of guys shooting off benches, but I assume not everyone does it this way. Do some of you sit, others maybe prone? Thanks.
     
  2. bailey1474

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    We shoot almost everything prone. Of course if we would just get off our butts and build a bench, all of our target work would be done from the bench. Much, much more comfortable for long shooting sessions.
     

  3. srhaggerty

    srhaggerty Well-Known Member

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    Do you hunt that way if possible. Shooting from the prone position I mean.
     
  4. Fiftydriver

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    I fitted a 4x8 sheet of 1" thick plywood to back section of my S-10s box. Then bolted it down through the holes designed to hole the topper on.

    Three is plenty of room for two shooters shooting across the platform and is plenty stiff enough for even shooting my 36 lb 50 BMG.

    Nice thing is that it is very portable!!! Just about the right height for me being 6'3". It is a bit short for taller shooters but even better for shorter guys and ladies.

    Take it off in the winter to save it from the weather.

    Nice thing is when it finally gets to the point that its time to replace it I will simply go get another sheet and fit it the same way. $35 and your good to go for many years.

    Only real negative is that when its really windy, the truck does rock in the wind a bit. Still if its really windy, I generally do not shoot extreme range.

    This works great for full size trucks as well but you may need to screw on some supports on the bottom of the sheet of plywood to stiffen it up. This is easy, take the proper length of 2x4 and use good wood screws and secure the 2x4s to the bottom of the platform in an X pattern, This will stiffen the platform up plenty for any rifle up to 30-35 lbs with all the accessary gear.

    Remember to leave the support 2x4s short enough to allow clearance for the plywood to overlap the bed rails.

    If you have a new truck I would not recommend this as there will be some wear on the bed sides from shooters rubbing on them and the board can cause paint ware on the bed rails.

    Good Shooting!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  5. bailey1474

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    I don't guess I understood this when you were explaining in a earlier thread.

    What a great idea!!! Can't beleive I didn't get it the first time.

    As far as the hunting goes: I just got into this long range stuff last year. I am not sure how I'm going to hunt. Probably prone off of bipods if the area allows it. This is how we shoot prairie dogs.
     
  6. srhaggerty

    srhaggerty Well-Known Member

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    Kirby,

    That sounds like it would work great. Although I don't think you can take a truck where I shoot chucks. You have to do a bit of walkin.

    What bipod do you all use for the prone position?
     
  7. Guest

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    I/We shoot everyting prone... or at least from a pratical/tactical position.. which is why I shoot mostly Tactical style rifles.. I just dont see the point of shooting from a bench when you cannot carry a bench hunting...

    the exception of course is pd towns...
     
  8. srhaggerty

    srhaggerty Well-Known Member

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    Ric that is kind of along the lines of how I was thinking.
     
  9. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    I shoot long range and precision short range from the prone position.

    I use the Harris LM 9"-13" notched leg model.

    I carry my heavier than normal hunting rifle, my Killer Clown club sized sand sock, binos, LASER RF, bullets and about 70 pounds of stored energy which leaves no room or strength to carry a bench.
     
  10. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Dave

    I just did a Google search on "Killer Clown club sized sand sock" and came up empty of anything meaningful. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Could you post a picture, please.
     
  11. Skinny Shooter

    Skinny Shooter Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]

    I carry my heavier than normal hunting rifle, my Killer Clown club sized sand sock,...

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    Not to hijack this thread but what color is that sock ? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  12. Guest

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    I do what Dave said....

    I have a ( not so big clown beater ) sand sock lazer range finder, etc. that I carry... I have the same bi-pod and GET THE LEG NOTCH KIND....

    Practical Tactical Positions for shooting... kinda like the TV show hehehe... that's the whole reason I got in to the tactical thing just makes a bunch of sense...
     
  13. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    My Killer Clown club sandsock and variants.

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    Notched leg Harris Bipod (LM 9"-13")

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  14. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Is that bipod the swivel verson? I'm still wondering if I should get the swivel version of this bipod or not..