Originally Posted by Skeptic2
I missed the scoring of the V circle. Is it 5 points or higher?
It's 5 points. It's a carryover from the X-ring you see on service rifle targets, etc.
As far as advice goes - after my first event, I had to figure out what position was the best combination of stability and speed for Stage 2. I made score that first Sunday, but Stage 2 was rough
Dryfiring in preparation for a possible KD this year with my 700, I've been going open-legged. My working theory with a bolt action is that you want to be down and shooting as quickly as possible due to your speed disadvantage. You simply cannot
take forever to get into a good cross-legged position, find NPOA, and then powerhuff through your string to beat the clock.
Only other thing would be to think like a bolt gunner
. Any time you're not actively pressing the trigger is working time. Working the bolt, working NPOA, etc. Work through your breathing cycle.
You should ideally need one
breath to drop your mag and reload.
There are only so many breaths you can fit into an AQT stage, which means you can only do so much work. You want to hug the curve on them as aggressively as possible. Look for economies of motion and stay synched with your breathing. Dominate your bolt to claw back precious seconds.
This is a big-time zen exercise. The desired end-state is fudōshin.