interesting day at the range...
jbradt last edited by
I wen to the range on Sunday and had an interesting day of it. This was the first day I got to go alone (brother or father usually go along) so it was the first chance I've had this year to really do some serious work on my form and the fundamentals. So for the first 10 shots, it was several minutes of set up (as per Gregg's article on Primal Rights) then probably a minute or so of settling in and getting comfortable and just watching the reticle move with my breathing. Then a shot. Over the first ten shots, I was a little wild but I tamed it pretty quickly. So then I put up a new target and after a few minutes of a break got on with rebuilding my position and joint NPA with the rifle. - Keep in mind here that I do not have a rear bag or a great bipod, so I do the best I can with building the rifle's NPA.-
The next 20 shots were awesome. For the first time I actually saw the impact of the bullet on the target. This happened for the vast majority of these 20 shots. It felt great to actually see the practice paying off. Usually I end up with 1 or 2 fliers in any group of 5 that are honestly attributable to me. For this group of 20, I had 2 that fell outside the main mass of the group (one high one low). The group wasn't great, mind you. It was a pretty large vertical spread of about 2.75" with a horizontal spread of about 1.5" (there was a 20mph tail-wind with gusts to 35 which I think accounts for at least some of the group size. The fliers were about 1/4" above and below the main group. I think the rest of the group size has to do with my trigger control and having my left hand (bracing the butt of the rifle) in a slightly different position. Overall though, I'm super pleased with the fact that my form was good and a higher level of consistency that seems to have come along with it.
Anyway... that was my Sunday morning. It was a pretty cool experience, and at least a few of you guys on here have been instrumental in my progress, so I thought I'd share.
Thanks for reading!
hypo last edited by
Yep, now you know what it is like.
Try some long range rimfire if you really want to see the bullets.
100 yards or further and you may see it go through the same hole in a big group.
orkan last edited by
Overall though, I'm super pleased with the fact that my form was good and a higher level of consistency that seems to have come along with it.