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Old August 29th, 2016, 09:26 PM   #1
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Sitting Help Again!!!!

He fellas I'm having a hard time choosing cross ankle or the the traditional sitting position.


I have been practicing my sitting position at home for about a half a hour every other night.

The traditional sitting position i don't seem to be able to get enough height, and get my NPOA on it. I was able to do it once before but IDK if i lost it or forgot what i was doing.

The cross ankle position seems to be working for me lately but i don't seem to be able to get my rifle hi enough i have been fussing with the sling getting it tighter and looser.

I wish there was someone here in my town that could really help me out with this.

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Old August 29th, 2016, 09:41 PM   #2
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For "Indian style" are you sitting "goofy foot" with your Left leg in front of the Right leg? I normally sit that way and unfortunately it doesn't work for me. The Right foot has to tuck under the Left knee to give it a little more elevation. Check Left elbow just inside the Left knee? Left support hand back near the magazine instead of out by the sling swivel to gain a little elevation? Hope it helps a little. Cross ankle works for older less flexible shooters, just is not as stable as cross legged. Get someone to take a few pics of you in position. You might see some things that need fixing.

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Old August 30th, 2016, 08:00 AM   #5
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I watched all those videos, how do i square up infant of the target?


so do i need to tuck my leg more under my butt, Im doing left over right because I'm right handed.

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Old August 30th, 2016, 08:19 AM   #6
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Some advocate placing spent casings, spare glove, magazine, etc. in spot on mat where you think you should be when sitting, guide post so to speak. As for "being on target" you will have to establish your natural point of aim once seated, but with practice that can be done rapidly. If your mat has sewed lines in it, orient the mat pointing toward the target face, again just a system that tends to keep you pointed in the right direction. As mentioned, the non firing hand can be near the magazine to give your elevation/height that is comfortable for you and keep you on target, adjust sling accordingly. Placing non firing hand forward near the sling swivel does not add to stability and if your hand glove slips on you, place some non slip tape on the glove to keep hand from slipping on the forearm. Some use that nasty sticky spray on the rifle and the glove, but it makes a mess even though it does make for positive gripping, I don't suggest it myself. Similar to my math professor told me yeas ago when I told him I studied 4 hrs. a night to prepare for the exam which I did poorly on and advised that I try more hours(big help he was.) Practice, practice, practice.

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I watched all those videos, how do i square up infant of the target?


so do i need to tuck my leg more under my butt, Im doing left over right because I'm right handed.
I don't know why they say "square up" in front of....You're at a 45 degree angle almost. Drop down and get into position, Right foot under Left knee (see the big kid in the demo?) Sling up and close eyes. Lean into position setting elbows in the groove of the knee. Then "see" where your rifle is pointed....shimmy right or left as needed. After all the adjustment is made observe your hand placement, where are the elbows, angle of your body in relation to the target. Not sure if it's worth the 2 cents charged for advice.

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Old August 30th, 2016, 04:45 PM   #8
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In my basement I put a black dot on the wall with a marker and use that as my "target". I will practice my holds, positions, dry firing etc...

The key to sitting position is getting into a position that YOU'RE comfortable with. If that is leaning forward and getting down low or more upright, its up to you. If you're in a comfortable position, its probably the RIGHT position.


To be honest I don't know anyone who squares up to the target in ANY position.

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Old August 30th, 2016, 05:16 PM   #9
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Can't speak for the OP, but perhaps he was referring to what we call NPA position?? As for squaring up on target face that is not a common term, but having shot Long Range matches for number of years there are some that take an angled body position in doing so, but I line up straight forward to the target face w/ right knee pull upward to take pressure off the stomach area and pivot as need to establish my NPA and for me that is "squaring up" with the target, but would not do that for the sitting position.

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Old August 31st, 2016, 06:33 AM   #10
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Don't get the idea that there is some precise 'geometry' that you must achieve for having a good position. Yes, there are general guidelines and suggestions about what seems to work well for most people - but probably no 2 people do it exactly the same.

Having a position for YOU that is stable, not shifted by recoil, and that gives good NPA is what's needed.

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Old August 31st, 2016, 09:43 PM   #11
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Cross ankle position seems to work for me however I'm going to keep working on the indian style to.

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