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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by The Evangelist Cowboy, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. troy fairweather

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    more or less, the groups you shot are they standing.
     
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  2. troy fairweather

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    i always zero mine about 2'' high at 100 for them cold days, then they hit about dead.
     
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  3. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    On a stool, just arms no rest, tripod, or sandbags.
     
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    next timeout try to use some kind of rest, a rolled up towel will even work. even if you shoot at 25yard try to hold steady.
     
  5. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Got it thanks
     
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  6. stillquietvoice

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    I've got a set of Caldwell shooting bags they are cheap 35 dollars at Walmart. They work well but as Troy said a rolled up towel will work Amy thing to help steady your rifle.
    Where are you planning to hunt. Is there any way you could get there to scout and shoot in the field..

    I used to go to state game land set up a target and drive .1 mile and set up. My shooting bags and shoot using the trunk of my car as a bench before I bought a folding table and a tripod hunting stool. It would help get you steady and get you used to shooting in wind, as well as shadows, that you will experience during hunting conditions.

    .1 mile is about 177 yds and you could set up targets at shorter distances to see bullet impacts over a variety of ranges
     
  7. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Hunting on a friend's dad's lease. Think it's about 60 acres. I'll try that out. We will be some sort of shack thing that resembles the local brush and tree area. I don't know if I can go out there anytime soon before the hunt but I can find an out door range to simulate the same kinda occurences you mention.
     
  8. troy fairweather

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    do they let you target shoot on any NY state land anymore. i always wondered if i could shoot at some places but don't know. places fo me down here in orange county are getting hard to find to hunt/shoot.
     
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    There are no restrictions that I know of unless posted on the specific area signs. Here there are large wooden signs identifying the area and howuch acreage is available. I was only questioned once by Dec. As long g as you are off of the main road, path and have a proper backstop. That is their main concern.
     
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    so anywhere they say you can hunt, target shooting is ok. ny can be vague on info. i think i try some state land this year, just never hunted it.
     
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    Yes that opens up a lot of territory. Over the last few seasons I've seen fewer hunters in the woods I hunt.
     
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    Not like back when I started. There were 15 to 20 in my party. Now I hunt alone for the most part.
     
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    i am looking now on nys website, there are some smaller areas by me, i just don't want to not go in far anuff and have hunters walk past me. plus with state and looks like you have to get in real early to clam you spot.
     
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    I've shot a lot of deer following noisy hunters.
     
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  17. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Second report. Front left target is federal powershock, top right is Remington corelokt. Tried the towel thing... Don't know if I was doing it right it was uncomfortable. IMG_20190716_180653574.jpg
     
  18. troy fairweather

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    there better, the important thing is to get comfortable when shooting. try not to touch the barrel or put to much weight on the forend. was that at 25 again? i would go up 4 or even 8 clicks up on your scope.
     
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  19. stillquietvoice

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    Those groups look better. I second Troy on being comfortable and 4 to 8 clicks should put most shots in the bull

    What didn't feel comfortable? You can add more to increase height of the forearm. Even support the buttstock as well..
    I let my rifle free recoil on the front bag and support the but stock with my other hand on my rear bag. It really helps to keep steady. Also try and keep the front support closer to your action it reduces stock flex in the forearm.
     
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    try to follow through on your shots, lost of shooters do the luck to see if they hit the target thing, that is not good to do. wait one second after you shoot to even move. how are you controlling your breathing, even this close it can produce bad groups.
     
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  21. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Yeah it was at 25 yds, I haven't been able to get to an outdoor range they're all super far from me. This was something I can do during the work week.
     
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  22. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Shooting while breathing out.
     
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    Tried to level the rifles forearm on the towel couldn't get a good sitting position to look through the scope right
     
  24. stillquietvoice

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    Sounds like you need it higher. I had a few other thoughts to use for a rest. Uncooked rice bags wrapped in towels or the leg of an old pair of jeans. The bags would be stackable similar to sand bags.

    You can also get free practice at home by dry firing your rifle. It will give an opportunity to practice shooting skills without cost of ammo, a trip to the range and recoil.
     
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  25. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    While I'm sure your right about the dry fire practice that is pretty boring :D but I'll be giving it a try trust me if this thread is of any proof I am taking y'all's recommendations tk heart.
     
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