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Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by CaptnC, Feb 15, 2018.
I feel your pain!
just have a good time.
Hope you solve this soon.
This may seem silly, but any time we begin to confess "I have xxx problem", it reinforces that problem in our minds. People can self talk themselves into anything, positive or negative. Being aware of the issues you HAD (emphasis on past tense), make your mind believe they're solved and simply execute whatever it is you're doing. This tactic has worked well for me in other competition... and life
The saga continues...took the wife hog hunting yesterday. Had to re-zero today...
Most likely not the best day to try and fix this....
Dialed the wrong way...on shot 4...should not taken this rifle hog hunting yesterday.
Shot number 4 I adjusted up and not down...in the orange high...lol
Good news I'm doing better on the gun...
I had some issues when I was younger with recoil/flinching and target panic. Finally got over it but it took some time. Went to smaller calibers to help with the recoil issue. The target panic took some work though. I literally got where I'd dry fire 20-30 min a day and shoot at least once a week. That helped me reinforce a good trigger break and the other fundamentals. I'm starting to get into the PRS type matches now and when I first started shooting off barricades I almost took some steps back. The cross hair would be all over the place and I'd want to snatch it when it crossed the target. But just slowed down some and focused on the fundamentals and it went away. I just try to float it around the target and focus on a clean break. 9 times out of 10 it'll go where it's supposed to. Good luck with it though. I know it can be aggravating. But I feel that familiarity with the rifle will help a lot too so go dry fire and put some rounds down range.
PS- I had target panic BAD with archery. That's where I got the floating the cross hair over the target idea from. Worked for archery so figured I'd give it a go.
Didn't read all of the thread, so if someone else mentioned this, I agree with them.
Many will disagree with me but I think you should look at getting a high quality trigger that can be set less than a pound. Heavy trigger is difficult to get a good squeeze on. As soon as the trigger starts getting heavy under your finger you start to anticipate the shot. I use a trigger on my hunting rifles that is just heavy enough that I can feel it under my finger before it goes off.
Sloppy group...but I did it!
I had already qualified but had one more target so I shot 5 guick shots just for grins....
I didn't change a thing...same everythin...
Still pulled one high...but that's more how good the gun shoots.
This may have been asked too, so I apologize if it has. Have you let anyone else try and qualify with your rifle?
No no one else has ever fired it.
I'm going to let the wife quailfy with it next weekend. She has nto been shooting but about 9 months. She doesn't have any bad habits yet.
I know a guy who shoots a lot of 1,000yd matches. I'm hoping to get him on the trigger soon.
But I'm postie it's me. The gun shoots too good at times...matter of fact...all of my 6.5's shoot great...until I get behind them...lol
Seriously all my groups look about the same...one will be a bit loose and one goes way out....three will be right there...I could show you pictures of many targets that look just like that. Shot by seveal different rifles.
All you you guys need a psychiatrist....
I just need a physiotherapist who keeps my trigger finger from pulling into the next daylight savings time zone