Workouts/Drills With Your Long Guns?


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Cosmoline
May 16, 2005, 06:40 PM
I was looking over some old rifle drill manuals and it struck me that one of the side benefits of these routines would be to increase strength and balance, not to mention muscle memory of manipulating the firearm. I did some experiments with a de-bolted M-39 Finn (about nine pounds) and was impressed by the workout I got with repeated reps. Not a conventional workout, but I'm trying to rig exercises which will help balance the rifle in prolonged off-hand stances and manipulate it through rough territory while hunting.

Anyone else experiment with this?

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May 16, 2005, 07:05 PM
Anyone else experiment with this?

Instilled in me as a wee brat. Not jut long guns, ALL firearms.

I'll just mention shotguns, back when I competed seriously, a minimum of 100 reps each day. I'm not talking " toss the thing to shoulder". I do mean from low gun, Correct mounting of gun to face and dry fire.

Using slivers of orange, and "stations" - I would shoot a 100's rds in the garage, bedroom, out back. Simulating the birds in flight. Watch a old shooter, following a powerline and whispering " bang".

Been known to do this 500 times each day, with weights on shotgun, and/ or my arms/ wrists. Of course I'm the idiot that shot 16 practice rds in one day.

Come serious Competition, and shooting all 4 gauges...4 boxes/ 100 rds, per gun- pshaww, pc of cake.

Handguns, rifles - similar drills.

Beware the man that has dropped more rds than you have fired.

Beware the man who has practiced mounting, drawing, or bringing rifle to shoulder - you're gonna lose or gonna die

Cosmoline
May 17, 2005, 12:50 AM
I'm seriously considering getting some defunct rifles and handguns to paint orange and rig as practice weights. I'm finding that drilling with the de-fanged M-39 exercises certain balance muscles that aren't getting hit with my regular weight routine. Esp. with "slow-motion" reps.

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