916 yards on steel - sitting with shooting sticks

Slick8

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Great post and thanks for the reminder Len.

I have my first western hunt scheduled for October for NM Elk.

I've been working hard on fitness after losing 40ish pounds last year and load development on my rifle. Most of ranges are 300 but it do have a place that goes out to 600.

My plan is to work on the basics at 100-200 with my 17hmr any chance I get and go from there with the centerfire.
 

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Slick8

Thanks and you have a great plan. Let us know how it goes!
 

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Great Post Len !
I'm still have a little trouble laying prone after my Open Heart Surgery. I'm healed up but it sure is uncomfortable to lay down very long.
I use my Harris extended bi- pod to do my Hunting shooting. I spend lots of time at the range for practice . Shot my Elk this past fall at 1244 yrds. On my but back against the back pack bi-pod fully extended out .
I'm going to do more shooting this way !
Practice makes Perfect !
Thank's Len for having a great Forum to belong too !!

Rum Man
 

Don A Parsons

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Thanks for the thread brother Len,,, nothing like putting the fire under our butt's to get us moving...

I'm off to the range today to settle into my lawn-chair and use my home made shooting sticks...

Most of my shots at 200 meters as I re-learn how to breath an attempt to compress the group size down range...

There will be lots of time to practic the dry firing in the hot club house threw the peep window that faces down range...

Once i have my CDO in intact,,, I'll take the show onto the firing line to see what happens...

A bit of memory work as i try to remember to breath and follow threw with the shot...
Hopefully numb brain is active when the shots goes off... Ha...

Nothing like getting the 2020 season parctic underway now that it warmed up to -20c with a 20 mpr cross wind...

Healthy breathing on days like this...

Cheers from the North
 
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Don A Parsons

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Learning curve 101 is underway,,, Lol

Time to do some more reading on the subject,,, and get at it with the 22 rimfire...

Pretty disappointing day yesterday,,, but I'm glad to know that i need to up my game plan... sticks for standing,,, kneeling,,, and sitting...

Maybe this old dog can learn new tricks...

Cheers from the North
 
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Don A Parsons

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I built my own hip shooting stick,,, its not as precision as my Harrison or Remple by-pod...
A little bit of modifying for the home made hip stick...



My friend made his own many years ago for a bit of extra support to get quicker / cleaner shots off,,, it allows him to jack in the next round while staying on target...

So last night he lead me threw a practice session on how to quickly deploy the hip stick and go into forward attack mode while keeping my knees partly bent and move forward engaging the targets in his shop,,, Ha...

We picked 20 hand size objects threw out his shop as I engaged each 1 in dry-fire mode,,, then I'd proceed forward to the next,,, very challenging keeping my feet planted,,, leaning foward to prepare for recoil,,, and keeping my under-body and shooting form intact...

It's kind of like a lunge fencing stance,,, he wants me to parctice this 7 to 10 times each day in dry-fire mode,,, it builds up memory mass / form... Engage smoothly/ steady/ and fast onto each object in my shop,,, house/ out-doors... the trick is to pop-off the trigger in the heart of the object... LOL

I'm ordering a few hip sticks later today since it will benifit my bush hunting and something else to practice at the shooting range,,, this idea is a benifit for my medium heavy barrel rifle,,, much easier to hold and support between the dry-fire shots...

Watch "Hip Stick Instructional Video" on YouTube
 

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The "Hipstick" is interesting and nice for stand or still hunting. But it's impractical for backpack hunting due to its weight.

So far the Quick StiX solution is the lightest and fastest solution I've found.

Eric B.
 

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