Standers with fixed 35 mag scope

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  1. Magic Bus

    Magic Bus New Member

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    Hello everybody, time for a question :) Has anyone got any tips for standers with a fixed 35 mag scope please? I'm used to a scope where the mag can be turned down to 20 or so, but I don't have this option anymore. Yes, I am practising but can only confidently hit a 40mm kill out to 25 yards or so. Pathetic, yes, but I am determined to improve :D
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Practice

    Practice, it should help with your technique too as you can see more, i.e. wobble so could help to iron it out. If you are not used to a high mag finding the target can be a problem but again it will come with practice, practice and more practice.:)
     
  3. raisedbybrocks

    raisedbybrocks New Member

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    Probably not much help, but mine got better with the T36, not hard as I was pretty awful :eek:. I find the wobble appears so much, that I stop trying to control it so much. This in turn helps me relax and time a shot in a regular pattern of movement. :)
     
  4. Magic Bus

    Magic Bus New Member

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    LOL I am practising but aren't getting any better :) More spinach is needed.
     
  5. Gibbs

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    Yes, it's practice, practice, practice!
    I'm not too happy with my standers, but one thing that seems to help me is, instead of trying to stop the wobble by fighting it, I "follow" the wobble instead and only look at the mildot/crosshair instead of the killzone. This seems to reduce the wobble a bit.
     
  6. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Make sure the gun is set up balanced so it sits in your should and rests on your hand wit out having to "hold" it. Gemini Butt hook helped for me. The Njr is a heavy old baest!
    Biggest factor tha improved my standers was a Gimp coat however. Went from hitting 1 in 4 to 3 in 4, most days. :D

    Saying that, I think the coat helped me practise and get my overall technique correct for standers as well, as I have shot lighter guns (ev2/ Walter) with out the coat and been just as steady.

    Practise, look at photos of yoursef standing, compare with the likes of Ozbourne or the best shots in your region and adapt there techniques to suit yourself.
     
  7. Kenny-W

    Kenny-W New Member

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    Apart from all the advic about practice, i think in order to achieve this and gain confidence is to start at low mag.
    As you well know higher mag just magnifies the rifle movement.

    rgds
    kenny
     
  8. Pepone

    Pepone WFTF World Champion 2010

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    some tips:
    - Adapt the stock and weight of the gun to get the most stable position and the most comfortable to the shooter to maintain this position with the minimum effort.
    - Begin with only 2 or 3 shots for practice target, then relax and suport the gun in a table o something near. One minute left continue shooting and try to make only 2 or 3 excellent shots. shoot-relax-shoot-relax.
    - Begin with easy targets, shooting at short distances. When you get confidence with this, try putting the target a little further.
    -Practice with patience, the results will come and youll improve your shooting..
     
  9. HotShot

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    One problem with practicing is that there is no real negative to missing a target.

    I sometimes practice by setting up targets from 10 yards to 45 yards at 5 yard intervals.

    You must hit the 10 yard target 3 times in succession to move onto the next target.

    If you miss a shot then move back to the next closest target and start a new 3 shots.

    Try and work your way out to 45 yards.

    If you miss the 10 yard target - it's time to stop and have a rest ;)

    Dave.
     
  10. Magic Bus

    Magic Bus New Member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I'm taking it all on board. Oddly enough I seem to wobble less if I support the rifle mainly with my left hand, gripping very lightly with my right.
     

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