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Standing Shots

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by RagnarHairybreeks, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. RagnarHairybreeks

    RagnarHairybreeks Keyboard Hero

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    i’m crap at ‘em

    I bought a set of @hairyarms spinners and set up one at fifteen metres and one at twenty five.

    Started hitting them at the shorter range with the Leshiy and began to hit them every time. Stretched out to the longer range and, beggar me, smacking them round too.

    Leshiy! Yeah! Super light! That’s why I’m hitting stuff I’d never hit before!

    Testicles.

    Tried the shame shots with Rapids this evening and nailed them with even more consistency.

    Practice folks, it’s all just practice. Standing shots aren’t scary, just dial down the mag a bit and shoot a lot of lead - you’ll get there.

    If any of you are where I was a year ago and doing everything from a bench with a bipod, learning about grip and breathing and slowly tightening your groups then that work will pay dividends even if free shooting is scary (‘cos you tried it and barely got a hole on the paper) you can do it!

    Just put some (a lot) lead down range. If a clutz like me can hit small spinners 8/10 (5mm) then you can.

    Practice makes perfect (unless you are as BASE jumper, in which case you better get it right first time)
     
  2. Nobby

    Nobby Posting Addict

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    Standing shots need the rifle to fit you, not you contorting to fit the rifle. That's one point. Second, there are matters of technique that you can learn, so if you are a club member and hopefully your club has at least a qualified club instructor, go and get an hour or two of guidance, it will be the best investment you can make.

    This is the most rewarding type of shooting to gain proficiency at. In my opinion, of course . . . .
     
  3. keithy

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    Yep practice is the key I was reasonable last year but crap again now after a lay off. I found a light rifle didn't suit me a mid weight 7.5 lb-8lb ish steadied me more.
     
  4. KeithJ23

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    Definitely agree.

    A few months ago I couldn't get anything less than a 6" group at best. That's when I hit the bloody target at all!

    Been doing a lot of practice and am now getting a (just) 5p group from 15m with my 95 and a 5p group with my S400.

    Will get better I think.....maybe! Lol

    It is very satisfying though when the group starts to come together. I feel a bit for my neighbours when I forget to stick the rags in the catcher though.... I must have put at least 50 into it last night alone lol
     
  5. garyjm

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    Not so long ago I was totally cr@p at standers, Nobby posted a bit af advice, I followed that, practiced and even started to hit 50+% of my standers in competition. What a satisfying disciple of shooting. Frustrating yes, but a great evaluation of my mood, emotions or even mental state at the time of shooting.
    After a bit of a lay off (after a eye op) my shooting is bad. Low and right every time on standers, frustrated but wanting to work it out. ;) I shoot alone, so no one to evaluate my stance etc.
    One day the penny will drop,
    Keep trying the standers guys, a fantastic element of shooting.:thumb:
     
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