HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: IPutMoInYoA
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 13131

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 358
BOT: 2
Total: 360
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Your Account
02: Photo Albums
03: Photo Albums
04: Home
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Your Account
10: Home
11: Home
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Your Account
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Photo Albums
20: Your Account
21: Home
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Your Account
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Your Account
30: Photo Albums
31: Home
32: Forums
33: Your Account
34: Photo Albums
35: Photo Albums
36: Photo Albums
37: Forums
38: Your Account
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Home
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Home
46: Your Account
47: Forums
48: Photo Albums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Your Account
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Your Account
55: Home
56: Home
57: Your Account
58: Forums
59: Photo Albums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Home
63: Forums
64: Forums
65: Photo Albums
66: Forums
67: Photo Albums
68: Your Account
69: Photo Albums
70: Forums
71: Home
72: Home
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Your Account
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Your Account
80: Your Account
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Photo Albums
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Forums
89: Forums
90: Your Account
91: Photo Albums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Photo Albums
95: Your Account
96: Forums
97: Forums
98: Photo Albums
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Forums
102: Forums
103: Your Account
104: Forums
105: Your Account
106: Home
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Home
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Forums
118: Forums
119: Forums
120: Photo Albums
121: Home
122: Forums
123: Forums
124: Forums
125: Forums
126: Forums
127: Forums
128: Home
129: Forums
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Photo Albums
134: Forums
135: Forums
136: Forums
137: Your Account
138: Forums
139: Forums
140: Forums
141: Forums
142: Forums
143: Forums
144: Forums
145: Your Account
146: Forums
147: Forums
148: Your Account
149: Forums
150: Forums
151: Forums
152: Your Account
153: Your Account
154: Forums
155: Your Account
156: Forums
157: Home
158: Forums
159: Your Account
160: Your Account
161: Forums
162: Forums
163: Forums
164: Forums
165: Forums
166: Forums
167: Home
168: Forums
169: Forums
170: Home
171: Forums
172: Forums
173: Forums
174: Your Account
175: Forums
176: Forums
177: Forums
178: Home
179: Forums
180: Forums
181: Photo Albums
182: Your Account
183: Photo Albums
184: Forums
185: Home
186: Your Account
187: Forums
188: Your Account
189: Forums
190: Your Account
191: Photo Albums
192: Your Account
193: Forums
194: Photo Albums
195: Forums
196: Forums
197: Forums
198: Home
199: Your Account
200: Home
201: Forums
202: Forums
203: Forums
204: Forums
205: Forums
206: Your Account
207: Forums
208: Forums
209: Forums
210: Your Account
211: Forums
212: Forums
213: Forums
214: Forums
215: Photo Albums
216: Home
217: Forums
218: Forums
219: Your Account
220: Forums
221: Photo Albums
222: Forums
223: Forums
224: Your Account
225: Forums
226: Your Account
227: Forums
228: Home
229: Your Account
230: Forums
231: Forums
232: Your Account
233: Forums
234: Forums
235: Your Account
236: Forums
237: Forums
238: Forums
239: Photo Albums
240: Photo Albums
241: News
242: Forums
243: Forums
244: Photo Albums
245: Home
246: Home
247: Forums
248: Photo Albums
249: Forums
250: Forums
251: Forums
252: Home
253: Photo Albums
254: Forums
255: Photo Albums
256: Home
257: Forums
258: Home
259: Forums
260: Forums
261: Forums
262: Home
263: Photo Albums
264: Home
265: Home
266: Home
267: Forums
268: Forums
269: Your Account
270: Forums
271: Forums
272: Forums
273: Photo Albums
274: Forums
275: Forums
276: Forums
277: Forums
278: Home
279: Forums
280: Forums
281: Your Account
282: Your Account
283: Forums
284: Forums
285: Home
286: Forums
287: Home
288: Forums
289: Forums
290: Your Account
291: Forums
292: Forums
293: Your Account
294: Forums
295: Your Account
296: Your Account
297: Home
298: Forums
299: Forums
300: Forums
301: Forums
302: Forums
303: Photo Albums
304: Forums
305: Forums
306: Forums
307: Forums
308: Home
309: Your Account
310: Forums
311: Forums
312: Photo Albums
313: News
314: Your Account
315: Forums
316: Forums
317: Forums
318: Forums
319: Forums
320: Forums
321: Forums
322: Forums
323: Forums
324: Forums
325: Your Account
326: Your Account
327: Forums
328: Forums
329: Photo Albums
330: Home
331: Forums
332: Home
333: Your Account
334: Forums
335: Forums
336: Forums
337: Home
338: Forums
339: Your Account
340: Home
341: Forums
342: Forums
343: Forums
344: Your Account
345: Your Account
346: Forums
347: Forums
348: Forums
349: Home
350: Home
351: Forums
352: Your Account
353: Forums
354: Forums
355: Forums
356: Forums
357: Forums
358: Photo Albums
  BOT:
01: Your Account
02: Your Account

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 308
 Pictures: 2452
  · Views: 824587
  · Votes: 1316
  · Comments: 86
 

Best Offhand Shooting Posistion.
Discussion that doesnt fit other Topics
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » General

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5946

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:57 am    Post subject: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

What position to shoot do you prefer the most other then you sitting at a bench ?? Confused

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Blaine
Member
Member


Joined: Feb 24, 2005
Posts: 260
Location: Maine

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

Almost any sort of rest will do. It depends on the game being hunted. For squirrels, I like to lean up against a tree and use it for steadying the gun. For deer hunting, I prefer one of my tree stands that all have a shooting rail. I can sit comfortably and rest the gun using my hand on the rail for rock steady shots. If I have neither rest available, I like to kneel on one knee and use my other knee as a brace for my hand supporting the forend. I am not a good standing off hand shooter...not steady enough. I use any rest I can make do with whenever I can.

Blaine

_________________
Shoot straight and above all shoot SMART....and remember God is still in control !!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 11393
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

Standing or crouching free syle...Not often do I get the privilage of resting my rifle when hunting. At the range sitting at the bench and resting on sand bags...

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
PaulS
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 4330
Location: South-Eastern Washington - the State

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:25 am    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

I am comfortable with a standing posture to about 300 yards and an eight inch target but for tight work or at longer ranges I will use either a sitting or prone position in that order of preference.

_________________
Paul
__________________
Speer, Lyman, Hodgdon, Sierra, and Hornady = reliable loading data
So and So's pages on the internet = NOT reliable loading data
Always check data against manuals
NEVER exceed maximum listed loads
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
moose2
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 19, 2005
Posts: 707
Location: North Idaho

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

Out here on the prairies, shooting off hand can be a real challenge. Alot of the time the winds are just to strong to adequately steady a rifle off hand. A rest of some sort is a must. Most of my shooting is done with the aid of a bipod or shooting stix.-tr

_________________
tr
Back to top
View user's profile
glockman55
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Dec 12, 2005
Posts: 831
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

Sitting works for me, if the terrain allows, I some times us a bi-pod, or a mono pod. if I have time to set up.

Glock

_________________
Are you boys gonna pull them pistols or whistle dixie?
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
DallanC
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3572
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

I do not hunt without a pair of SteadyStix. I rarely am in a place where I need a fast shot without a moment to get ready... usually I've spotted my target and am sneaking up to get in range. This gives me alot of time to ready the sticks (I have the old kind and the newer "spring" ones made like tent poles that auto set up). Good stuff.

If I have to shoot purely offhand I tuck my non-trigger arm's elbow inward to rest on my chest, it makes for a very steady hold and i then use back muscles to alter altitude adjustments.

Optimally I like to set up on a rock or grab onto a tree to steady myself. My dad always said when you see something your first inclination should be to find a rest, THEN start thinking about jacking in a shell.

EDIT: HEres steadystix in action. I like to squeeze the sticks near the pivot grasping the forarm of the stock much like a pair of plyers though. Great expecially if you have to pick up and move.




-DallanC
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
popgun
Member
Member


Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 735
Location: Mitchell, GA, U.S.A. (2007 pop. 191)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

Being an ole goat I like the sitting position if I have time to get into it. Very Happy I do most of my varmint and turkey hunting from the sitting position. The knees won't take the kneeling position anymore Mad and it sounds like a whale doing a belly flop when I hit a prone position. Shocked Shocked Sad Confused So it would be standing or sitting for me. Very Happy Very Happy

_________________
Safe shooting,
Chris Young, aka: popgun, Moderator
I don't know everything but I have made most of the mistakes already and lived through many of them.
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
longwalker
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 12, 2005
Posts: 201
Location: Bethel, AK

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

The wind and typicaly long shots on the open prairie means this guy uses a rest of some sort. If I can get into the prone position and the grass isn't to high, I'll use my day bag as a rest. If I can't, I'll use my pack frame as a "blind" and sit behind it and rest my gun in the pack frame. A large bipod to be sure but it is invaluable when packing out the game.

longwalker
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Vince
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 15718
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:06 am    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

popgun wrote:
Being an ole goat I like the sitting position if I have time to get into it. Very Happy I do most of my varmint and turkey hunting from the sitting position. The knees won't take the kneeling position anymore Mad and it sounds like a whale doing a belly flop when I hit a prone position. Shocked Shocked Sad Confused So it would be standing or sitting for me. Very Happy Very Happy

I'm like you Chris.....can't kneel due to a bad case of "infantry knee"....they are both stuffed. I find the sitting position difficult for the same reason and also a bad back. If I can, I go prone, but then recoil rocks me like an old rocking chair courtesy of my rather large-ish beer belly Laughing Very Happy . I always used to shoot standing unsupported but with age and a general lack of fitness I now look for something, anything, that I can use for a rest. The older I get, the better I used to be.

Have looked at an advert for the SteadyStix.....they look like they would make life easy; either them or a Shooting Stix pole.

At the range its usually a rest and sandbags.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
SwampFox
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 15, 2005
Posts: 1040
Location: Destin, Florida

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

Real men use a rest.....especially real old men Very Happy

While in Africa I was introduced to the tripod with a canvas trangle top, sort of a mini bench and a folding stool or just the sticks with legs extended for tall grass. Works pretty good.

Here in the US I use anything I can get a rest on. If I have short grass, a truck hood or a hill, I use a bypod standing or sitting. I pretty much know where I am going, before I leave the house. We stopped the wander all over the country business many years ago. My shooting houses are built like a shooting bench with a roof and walls. If god wanted us to climb trees he would have made us 100 lbs lighter and given us tails. Smile
Ed

_________________
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
-Winston Churchill
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
ripper007
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 05, 2006
Posts: 199
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Offhand Shooting Posistion. Reply with quote

just for plinking with the 30-30 or 223, I like standing shooting with no rest.

I think I shoot alot better if I just pulll up aim lock on with in a second and pull the trigger. those shots seem to allways be spot on, accurat quick and reliable most of the time. but when it comes to actualy wanting something and not missing, I will tend to squat down putting one knee on the ground and resting my left elbo on my left knee. I do the same for shooting a pistal.

_________________
icq: 114244509
msn: kccrabb @ yahoo.com
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » General
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by *Dizfunkshunal* :.