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Old April 11th, 2017, 06:17 PM   #46
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Again thanks for your good wishes. I'll do that with my targets. I have been practicing on the various 25m scaled 100, 200, 300, 400 m AQT targets. 10/22 is zeroed on a 1" square at 25m. I'm going to wait till the shoot and get some coaching on adjusting the sling properly (using 1" 1907 sling).

The one thing that I think may give me some trouble is my beer gut. I've practiced various shooting positions and there is some pressure on my diaphragm when breathing in sitting and prone. It's manageable but not comfortable. We'll see what happens in 10 days.

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Good on you, get that trigger side knee up. Those folks will take care of ya. I'd say cut back on the beer but life is short.

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I've practiced various shooting positions and there is some pressure on my diaphragm when breathing in sitting and prone. It's manageable but not comfortable.
As Rifleman noted, you take the pressure off your diaphragm in prone when you hike up your leg on the trigger side.

Many older folks find it very difficult if not impossible to shoot cross leg or cross ankle in the sitting position. Trying open leg (as seen in this article: https://www.nrafamily.org/articles/2...ting-position/) tends to work well for folks who have difficulty with cross leg or cross ankle. Good luck! Rick

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As Rifleman noted, you take the pressure off your diaphragm in prone when you hike up your leg on the trigger side.

Many older folks find it very difficult if not impossible to shoot cross leg or cross ankle in the sitting position. Trying open leg (as seen in this article: https://www.nrafamily.org/articles/2...ting-position/) tends to work well for folks who have difficulty with cross leg or cross ankle. Good luck! Rick
Actually cross leg is the most comfortable sitting position for me. As I noted there is some pressure on my breathing in that position but it does work.

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Actually cross leg is the most comfortable sitting position for me. As I noted there is some pressure on my breathing in that position but it does work.
Badger, To use the cross leg position correctly it is necessary to place your elbows on something other than your knees (where bone to bone contact makes things unstable). That generally means that the shooter must bend over a little more and that's where some folks have difficulty. However, if it works for you, use it. Rick

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i hate math i keep it simple.

is it coin size dime to a dollar ?
is it playing card size ?
is it open hand size ?
each size covering all the holes.
larger then those sizes you more need practice..
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i hate math i keep it simple.

is it coin size dime to a dollar ?
is it playing card size ?
is it open hand size ?
each size covering all the holes.
larger then those sizes you more need practice..
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At what range?

A paper plate size group at 100 yards would be barely acceptable, at 600 yards would be really good, at 1000 yards, it would be phenomenal.

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Badger, To use the cross leg position correctly it is necessary to place your elbows on something other than your knees (where bone to bone contact makes things unstable). That generally means that the shooter must bend over a little more and that's where some folks have difficulty. However, if it works for you, use it. Rick
I always thought bone on bone support was the most stable.

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I always thought bone on bone support was the most stable.

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That is incorrect. You want soft tissue to bone. Bone to bone is unstable since the interface tends to "roll around". Rick

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