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Old February 7th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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Proper Garand Shooting Position pictures?

Gents, is there a photo tutorial anywhere, or maybe a blog, etc that has some good photos of proper shooting position with the M1. I seem to get a fat upper lip often from smacking my thumb into my face- and when I move my cheek weld back it doesn't feel right. A couple of up close photos of a 'pro' with an M1 would really help.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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Not a pro but this is how I do it.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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Here you go.

Same applies...

http://www.thecmp.org/Comm/publicati...ePositions.pdf

And Old School....there will be other videos as well to watch, just find the other parts.


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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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The rifle featured in this publication is not an M1, but an M16: http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita.../mcrp3-01a.pdf

Shooting positions start in chapter 5.

If any veterans would comment on whether there are differences in the shooting positions for an M1, M14, and M16, I'd be interested in knowing.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:10 PM   #6
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I get bruised pretty good with the M1. My heavy M14, same position, is much more gentle.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #7
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I give the thumb a little tuck and put the upper lip right into it with the butt hard in the shoulder. Can't imagine doing it any other way.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #8
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1903's are less forgiving in the standard WW1 pre-pistol grip configuration.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #9
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Its not uncommon that I get some thumb with the M1, but using the same technique, not with the M1a. I think it has a lot to do with the length of the butt stock.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #10
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Use your grip and thumb to set a consistent head position. Then move your thumb to the other side. It also often makes a rearward trigger pull easier with your thumb more in line with your palm. Try it. I had a McMillan fiberglass stocked SM M1A that used to cause a bloody lip. Learned from a DM to move my thumb. I think it was Larry McGinness.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #11
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Yeah, I learned at an Appleseed shoot to put my thumb on the right side of the stock (I'm right handed).

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Yeah, I learned at an Appleseed shoot to put my thumb on the right side of the stock (I'm right handed).
Its interesting. At Appleseed, I found that on some stocks, like my m1 carbine, I will put my thumb on the trigger side, but then on others, my thumb just goes over the top.

It all seems to be some sort of natural reaction to the feel of an individual stock. With my M1, I definitely go with thumb over the top. When I do a good neck stretch and cheek weld, I get right in there on it too.

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1903's are less forgiving in the standard WW1 pre-pistol grip configuration.

Very true, thats part of the reason I love my "C" stock

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Old February 8th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #14
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i got the same problem. especially in seated position.
Smacks me in the face

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Old February 9th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #15
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Probably not proper, but accurate.....
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