Shooting Tips - Practice Shooting Fast and Accurately

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  1. BartsBullets

    BartsBullets Gold $$ Contributor

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    Practice shooting fast and accurately!

    The next time you need to Fireform brass
    make it a little more Interesting by working on your speed and Gun-Handling at the same time.

    I’ll use a barrel that has lost its competitive edge but is still good. I’ll set up at 100 yards and practice running 5 shots. Lots of cellphones out there that can record you while you shoot. In this video I had mine sitting on the bench. Mainly, I was concerned with trying to handle the gun smoothly while working on speed.

    A couple of gun-handling keys...

    Sit square to the butt of your rifle.

    As the rifle fires stay down behind the gun. Don’t pop-up to reload.

    Practice picking up your next loaded round without having to look for it. Keep your focus on your condition and getting the crosshairs back on target.

    It’s critical to disturb the gun in the bags as little as possible. So my thumb is on the back of the bolt when I open the bolt. This helps to keep the gun from rocking in the bags.

    Sequence of events.

    When the trigger is touched off The gun recoils into my shoulder. Nearly simultaneous I will push the gun forward by leaning into it with my shoulder, at the same time opening the bolt with my thumb on back of the bolt. I pick up the next round (while not fumbling or looking for it) with my left hand and place it in the loading port. At this time both right and left hands are in sequence. The right closing the bolt the left dropping to the joystick on my Farley.

    Then repeat.
     
  2. djporter

    djporter Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Wow! Very impressive and thanks for sharing.

    Question to you Bart, do you use a template or any methodology to get your rear bag and front rest properly aligned with the target?? WD
     
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    When I set my rest up I’ll pull the stock back and make sure the forend and rest are square with each other. The rear bag I’ll just eye-ball to make sure it’s square. The rifle in the Video has a Wheeler keel on it and it tracks extremely well. If I’m using a stock that has an angle (short range stock) I’ll play with turning the rear bag (left and right) until the rifle tracks straight up and down when moved.

    Bart
     
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    PART 2


    When I shoot I keep both eyes open. One is focused on flags and conditions the other is in the scope. Just as the trigger breaks I want a mental picture of where the crosshairs were. I also want a mental picture of what my condition is. The last thing is to call your shot.

    If you can do these three things consistently it will help you determine if it’s your bench manners, condition, or tune that’s the culprit for flyers.
     
  6. Rope2horns

    Rope2horns Norm Harrold Silver $$ Contributor

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    You must have the fastest target puller ever!!! :D:D:D
     
  7. SPJ

    SPJ Whoops !! Gold $$ Contributor

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    I’ll be saving this thread.
    Thank you Bart
     
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  8. JohnMill

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    So glad to see someone do this. Thanks Bart. I'm after ya. Yeah, I know how worried you are.LOL
     
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  9. WIB3

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    Some extremely useful information. Thank you Bart for sharing.
     
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    Hey look at that, it's hen's teeth....Oh wait, it's actually useful information lol.


    Tom
     
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  11. Don_Parsons

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    I do 4 shots in 3 sets every time I start off at the range,,, I call it the """Charging Grizzly Bear.""" free hand...

    I start at 80 yards,,, 60,,, 40,,, and 15 feet with with both hands reaching towards the target as if Im going to spear my target...

    Practic Practic Practic...

    The trick is to land all 4 shots into a fist size group...

    Remember,,, land those bullets 4" above the bulls eye,,, the key to turning off fast moving Bears is in the top part of the draw-works...

    Snap,,, Click,,, Jack and repeat,,, bolt action rifles love to be dry fired...

    PS: Start off slow with distance shots,,, speed it up as you range from the 80 to 60,,, the 40 yard and 15 feet should only take seconds...

    Don't kid your self,,, a charging critter better put you into full blow survival mode asap...

    My friend and his wifes """friend,""" a Gal and her infant child were both fatalities with a younger starving Grizzly Bear a few years ago in the Yukon... It was talked about lots in the news...

    Her husband encounter that same Bear and dusted it,,, much to late for his wife and child... Very sad indeed

    Don
     
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    Great thread... get some helpful info from Bart about shooting technique, little friendly sarcasm from Tom and some “charging grizzly bear” defense training advice :)

    Have a good weekend gentlemen!

    JP
     
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    I watched that video a number of times. It really reinforces how poor my gun handling is.
     
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    I’m terrible
     
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    Wow, that is blazing fast! I am doing it all wrong. Thanks for the tip on how it should be done. :):cool:

    Paul
     
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    You must practice perfect form and the speed and smoothness will come in time. Start by loading and cycling 5 rounds without ever looking at the cartridge or your hands.
    Joe
     
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    Excellent tip from LilJoe!

    You can practice this without loaded rounds just 5 fired cases!

    When I first started to learn to handle the gun like this I set the rifle up on a card table in the garage. I’d pull the trigger And simulate the gun going off by pulling it into my shoulder with my right hand. After that the mechanics are the same.

    I’d do this a couple of times a day for 10 to 15 minutes!

    Bart
     
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    You can practice this without loaded rounds just 5 fired cases!

    When I first started to learn to handle the gun like this I set the rifle up on a card table in the garage. I’d pull the trigger And simulate the gun going off by pulling it into my shoulder with my right hand. After that the mechanics are the same.

    I’d do this a couple of times a day for 10 to 15 minutes!

    Bart[/QUOTE]


    I was just about to ask if there was any benefit to doing the process without live fire. Thanks. I really do appreciate you sharing your knowledge here. Best regards.
     
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    Best question, WD.
    Hey Bart, did you ever use a template?
     
  20. BartsBullets

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    Hey John,

    No I don’t use a template. I did answer that question for WD earlier and described how I said that my bags in front rest. Basically I try to make sure the front rest is square with the four end of the stock and keep adjusting on my rear back until the gun track straight.

    Bart
     
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