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Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Roger Pardy, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Roger Pardy

    Roger Pardy Active Member

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    I have found out that I'm absolutely shocking at this so looking for some tips please.
    The only video I watched said put 60% of your weight on the front foot & position your hips so you look a bit camp! I've tried this but it's my front arm which is waggling all over the shop!
     
  2. Darron

    Darron Dwarf Slayer

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    You need to try and get your elbow into your hip like bone on bone. It’s easier to do in a shooting jacket due to the abrasive padding.
     
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    Roger, the info on that site has definately helped me improve. Go for it!
    I am more consistant now, dry firing in the spare bedroom when the weather is crap. ;)
    Got a half decent group at 22 yds today, admittedly low and left but great for me.
     
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  5. nemesis

    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    Take up HFT :D
     
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  6. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    Welcome to the wonderful World of FT and discipline lanes.
    Standing lanes are built into courses purely to thwart your aspirations of ever clearing a course.
    Fortunately practice helps...:D
     
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  7. Roger Pardy

    Roger Pardy Active Member

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    Yep, this is purely for the benefit of hft shooting. 3 shoots in & enjoying every one more.
     
  8. Roger Pardy

    Roger Pardy Active Member

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    I've never been a strong reader, my brain doesn't always listen to what my eyes are telling it! In this instance, my brain was constantly being distracted by the overwhelming use of male domination in this text. Despite the use of he, his & him, there's some useful information!
     
  9. vangard

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    Ok here is how I do standers. I try to tuck my elbow in and even stand a little oddly like everyone else.
    But what works for me is, when I am wobbling around the general area of the target as soon as I see the kill I pull the trigger.
    Sometimes it works and I get a kill, mostly I get at least a plate and now and then I get a doughnut to put on it.
    Good luck :D
     
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  10. Roger Pardy

    Roger Pardy Active Member

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    Had a bit of a practice today in the garden. Tried to concentrate on the stance from the issf website & what I noticed immediately was that my support hand was wrong before. Without a hamster I was holding the stock low & compensating by not resting my elbow on my hip. So I held my hand straight, thumb under the trigger guard, fore & middle fingers straight & with the tips under the stock (it was actually much more stable than it sounds!) this put the riffle at the right height & I could relax. Much much better.
    I pushed bugs out to 32m & actually hit the kill a few times
     
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