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Shooting tips

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Robhalex, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

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    Anyone got any tips for shooting from the standing position? I suffer from back pain so do struggle, and prefer shooting from prone/with a bipod/with a rest

    I leave the bipod on all the time and I know this makes the rifle heavy but I really struggle to aim whilst standing. Even whilst sitting tbh. even without the bipod.

    But it's like when I aim, the crosshairs just wobble around the general vicinity and the harder I try to get them to sit still the worse it gets. Any tips or suggestions?
     
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    Just opened my copy of airgun world and it's full of shooting stance tips this month!! What are the chances!!?
     
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    My preferred position is to sit and shoot off one knee. By the time I've got down and am ready the quarry has usually run away! lol
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Light gun. is the best answer I'm afraid. I have major back issues but i can shoot well enough with my Mk4 due to its negative balance. a front end gun is steadier and tends a wand rless but its a lot harder to control with a knackered back.

    Shooting with a negative weighted gun requires more breathing control as well stance. and you'll crack it.
     
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    You've got further to go down than normal people :D
     
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    Shooting sticks may be the answer if there's nothing handy to rest against. The more stable standing positions, as used by target shooters, need some practice and aren't all that easy until you've had plenty of practice and (probably) modified your rifle. If there's some suggestions in the magazine then give them a try and see what suits you and your rifle but the best is probably going to be a set of home made sticks, I think there may be some suggestions on here but, if not, search youtube for 'shooting sticks'.
     
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    Yep I'd say a set of shooting sticks too.you can make them with a couple of bamboo's. Just put a bolt through them about 10"or so down them so they can be opened out and closed In one hand.I've put some bicycle innertube across the top of mine.it stops them opening to wide and also.if using a springer rest you hand on the sticks and the rifle on your hand.they work a treat! Atb jw
     

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