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Old August 19th, 2016, 02:18 PM   #16
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I have done 2 appleseed shoots, the problem for me now is making both saturday and Sunday when does the instruction period happen. Most of it is on Saturday right do you think i could attend only on sunday? thanks

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Old August 19th, 2016, 02:20 PM   #17
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So many good advises here. I would also add that Appleseed is a great event if you haven't attended. It teaches you the Natural Point of Aim, and proper sling usage, both critical in becoming a competent rifleman.

I would say finding a good place for your cheek to align with your sights are critical too. If you cannot put your head looking through your sights the exact same time, its hard to have consistent point of impact. Try to dry fire, and if able, find someone to push on you abruptly to simulate recoil, and see how well your npoa remains. It should tell you a bit how well you're doing.
EXPLAIN push on me, like on the barrel?

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Old August 19th, 2016, 03:44 PM   #18
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The drawn up leg prone is still the best.

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Smoothy, That is certainly a matter of opinion. Each variation of the prone position has its advantages and disadvantages. Body type plays a big part in determining what is best for a given individual. I would recommend that each individual try each variation and deciding what works best for him or her. It's a lot like telling a new shooter where their finger should contact the trigger. That is dependent on the shooter's hand and the weapon being fired. There are no absolutes in this regard. Just my two cents worth. Rick

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Smoothy, That is certainly a matter of opinion. Each variation of the prone position has its advantages and disadvantages
I agree there are varied opinions and will re-phrase my statement to the "drawn up leg" prone seems to be vastly more popular with the Master and High Master shooters. However, they are shooting AR15's, so my anecdotal research my not be valid.

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I agree there are varied opinions and will re-phrase my statement to the "drawn up leg" prone seems to be vastly more popular with the Master and High Master shooters. However, they are shooting AR15's, so my anecdotal research my not be valid.
I shoot the 14s and M1s like I shoot the ARs, "drawn up leg"

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Old August 19th, 2016, 06:38 PM   #22
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EXPLAIN push on me, like on the barrel?
DRY FIRING: M14 NM

Well, in the Army, we put a quarter in the magazine to hold the follower down.

The coach or partner would rack the bolt after each shot giving simulated recoil. The shooter would breathe between shots, let the trigger out till it reset, tidy up the sight picture and fire again.

Do it just like a rapid fire string. Drop down (as needed), get into position, check/adjust natural point of aim. Fire two shots. Reload. Check scope, fire eight shots. After the string, close your eyes, open them and confirm/note natural point of aim.

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I have done 2 appleseed shoots, the problem for me now is making both saturday and Sunday when does the instruction period happen. Most of it is on Saturday right do you think i could attend only on sunday? thanks
Most instruction happens on Saturday. Actually Sat. pm is already the aqt portion, and Sunday is just mostly a rehash, and more aqt.

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Old August 19th, 2016, 07:01 PM   #24
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EXPLAIN push on me, like on the barrel?
I usually ask my buddy to give my shoulders a nudge parallel to my rifle, and rack the bolt, as another forum member said. It's not that realistic. If you really want to get into it, i would even practice with what you'll actually wear to the range, so you can practice tightening up your sling to your clothing, knowing how your shooting mat and everything else will place. Most of us just doesn't have that much time to do that:)

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The military has been dry firing for decades. No harm to the M1 or M14. Here are two great videos. Watch the last couple minutes of the first one to see how recoil is simulated when using dummy cartridges.

https://youtu.be/QoZ_usoFVSc?t=1h11m9s

https://youtu.be/9bmdxZwvkoQ
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