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Old 05-26-2008, 07:32 PM
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Well today was the day to try the iron friendly fun shoot.
I usually do this in late summer to get ready for hunting.
But have not shot at paper targets for score, I shoot at swinging
steel targets at various yardages.
Here is my set up, my BB just like I use for hunting.
Well kind of LOL I use a different sling but use it as a hasty sling.

I set my scope to 4X & decided to use PMC Scoremaster.
Did a few practice A-23 targets to get a feel at 50 yards.

Now that didn't feel to bad at prone. So then I put two of Kevins6q's
targets up. Here is what it looks like with my digital camera on 3X zoom.

So I shot two targets in a string of 5 shots each then I would walk down
and put 2 more up. And no Kevin6q I didn't run down & back.
or none of these
Now I was kind of scared it was time to do my off-hand strings.
I suck hind tit at off-hand LOL But it went pretty good.
Here are my best & OK targets at prone.

And my off-hand best & OK targets

Now I think it went OK for an out of shape, over weight 48 3/4 year old that
drinks 1/2 a Thermos of coffee & I am kind of rusty at this kind of target shooting.
Its was a lot of fun & if I keep it up I will be ready for hunting this fall early.

Swiss

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Old 05-26-2008, 07:55 PM
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Alright Swiss! Awesome job and thanks for posting the photos. The next few I.S.F.F.S.s will be more of the shooting drill type than for score. I'll figure a way to "score" them just so we have a basis of comparison. Put these targets under your pillow for safe keeping 'cause we're going to shoot them again later in the season right before hunting starts. Yes, the September fun shoot will be the same thing as May. For those shooters who did not post the scores keep the targets for reference at a later date.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:59 AM
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Swiss,

I'm looking at the sling on your BB. What confuses me is that it only attaches to the front swivel. How do you use a sling like that to steady yourself? I'm used to seeing a sling attached at both ends and then using it like the military does (did) in the old M-1 Garand training films.

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Here I have 2 pictures, they maybe old at that but it shows how
an 1903 sling is used as a shooting sling.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...1/100_3302.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...1/100_3303.jpg
What it does is lock up your arm & it becomes a mono-pod.
Very stable. But does take a lot of practice to be good.

Swiss

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Old 05-27-2008, 10:38 AM
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Nice pictures! That first fellow has the sitting position down pat it seems. I'm guessing that pictures dates to the 1920's.

Thanks for posting it.
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Here I have 2 pictures, they maybe old at ....
Great Pictures of how to us a 1903 sling.
Excellent documentation.
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Tactical Biathlon

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These shoots are based on training for and racing biathlons
but should have value for everyone and at least add some variety.
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And no Kevin6q I didn't run down & back. or none of these
You know ... substitute a handgun for the rifle.

And, throw-in some jumping jacks, rocking chairs, squat thrusts,
running in-place, push-ups, sit-ups, chin-ups,
running up and down stairs, rope climbing, repelling,
wind sprints or an obstacle course.
And, whatever else you can think of.

Then, some timed or untimed firing at a silhouettes.

This might be the beginings a new form of tactical training for police.

Opps
NOTE: This post really belongs at Iron sight friendly fun shoot - aka I.S.F.F.S.
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How to Use and Adjust the Sling For Target Rifle Shooting

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... I'm looking at the sling on your BB.
What confuses me is that it only attaches to the front swivel.
How do you use a sling like that to steady yourself?

How to Use and Adjust the Sling
For Target Rifle Shooting

By Bob Foth, CMP Director of Training
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Start by attaching the sling high on your arm.
Attaching it above the triceps muscle should help keep it in place and avoid picking up a pulse.
Precision shooters who use shooting jackets should consider using alternatives to a standard sling holder,
as many of them are too long and allow the sling to rest too low on the arm.

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To properly use a sling, sporter class shooters should wear a tight-fitting sweatshirt
or shirt that helps to keep the sling in place high on the arm.

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The purpose of the sling is to unite with the bones of the support arm
to form a triangular-shaped support structure that bears
and stabilizes the weight of the rifle.
The shooter in this illustration is Jonas Edman of Sweden,
2000 Olympic gold medallist in the smallbore rifle prone event.
His rifle is a Keppler-Anschutz.

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To use a sling effectively, wear a glove and adjust the sling swivel
or handstop so that the support hand rests snuggly against it.
Don't forget to make the "half-turn-to-the-right twist" in the sling when it is attached
so that the sling passes smoothly around the back of the hand.
Make sure the hand is completely relaxed-it must not grip the stock.
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