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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Often the fastest route to success is to have an experienced shooter mentor you for a couple of hours, sorting your body position and shooting technique for various situations according to your body and rifle type.

    Dougies first ever shots at distance with a .223 were bang on a 3 inch target at 620yrds and a week later within three inches of a 3 inch target at 770yrds in breezy conditions, using the right technique speeds up the learning curve


    Proper Confidence in a relaxed atmosphere is the key.

    The memorial shoot held at Brads place this year would be a perfect spot to harass some gongs and learn a 1000 things, come along TimK
    Where and when is the memorial shoot? I was actually looking for a coaching service or someone I could pay to spend some time helping me to make sure I don't form bad habits. On the flip side I could also just go and enjoy and practise and not overthink it. ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimK View Post
    Where and when is the memorial shoot? I was actually looking for a coaching service or someone I could pay to spend some time helping me to make sure I don't form bad habits. On the flip side I could also just go and enjoy and practise and not overthink it. ....
    I would be dubious about paying someone. It's easy to talk the talk and take your money without giving a shit about you or your safety.

    Where are you based? I'm no F class champ but could tell you what I do know. I'm sure plenty of other forum members.


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    I see you might be Dorkland - contact Kerry at TheBloke.nz and tell him I sent you, he might be able to help you out or if not will put you in contacted with a reputable shooter who can.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TimK View Post
    Where and when is the memorial shoot? I was actually looking for a coaching service or someone I could pay to spend some time helping me to make sure I don't form bad habits. On the flip side I could also just go and enjoy and practise and not overthink it. ....
    Scroll down this page to "Toby Goodley Memorial Shoot"

    Post in there of your intentions to attend the shoot and your location, someone will have a space in a vehicle to get you to and from the shoot, it will be an experience you will never forget, with people that will never let you forget


    You will learn valuable amounts about shooting and have a lot of fun in the process.
    Make yourself known to one of the Range Officers on the day and you will be looked after

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    As the sound of the gun wears down your hearing you'll flinch less and less. Even when the wife talks.
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    Anyone know of someone in the chch area that could give a newbie a few tips? Have taught myself how to hunt and shoot and sure I've picked up a few bad habits

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Anyone know of someone in the chch area that could give a newbie a few tips? Have taught myself how to hunt and shoot and sure I've picked up a few bad habits
    Your local fullbore club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    Your local fullbore club.
    There is a local small bore, need to get round to going down but it's usually in Waiau, the idea of waiau and firearms doesn't sit well
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    Hi TimK,

    I'm a fellow new guy and in my search I found a couple of podcasts that you might find useful (I certainly did).
    The guys interview former special operations sniper, Ryan Cleckner. He's been a long time trainer of snipers, and speaks plainly with some good advice. They cover a lot of topics including developing good shooting technique; rifle setup; ballistics and lots of other good stuff. I keep listening to these interviews and getting stuff out of it each time.

    One thing Ryan repeatedly talks about is the importance of dry firing. From his advice and people on this thread I think it'd be worth investing in some snap caps so you don't do any damage to the gun from dry firing.


    Building a backcountry rifle -Shoot like a sniper Part1
    Building a backcountry rifle -Shoot like a sniper Part2
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    It's virtually impossible to train yourself if you can't see yourself shoot.

    If you can't find a coach video yourself and make sure the camera is in a place that you can see your eyes etc. It will show you shitloads about your technique.

    The factory stock is an approximate fit based on the average human size, if it doesn't fit you will get smoked every time you pull the trigger. Find an aftermarket that fits or modify the factory handle - you can find out about rifle fit via google. Use high density foam as a temp length adjustment or addition to check the measurements you come up with.

    No point wasting ammo blazing down range if you don't know what you are doing wrong, you're just compounding the issue take it from someone that seen a few hundred thousand rounds disappearing - you soon learn what works and what doesn't when the new fellas turn up with their matching Tikka 7mm08's...
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    From your six shots , Four of them make a decent group and 2 shots ( X2 ) are quite good .
    You are not flinching at all , what you are doing is not be consistent with your technique and are probably trying to "force " things ( the two wild shots ) i.e not using your natural point of aiming .
    You just need to settle down , more practice , and then work from there .

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    i went from a .22 to a .270 and blasted my way through a heap of ammo at nothing in particular... developed a good flinch that still gets me now and then! it really sucks. be mindful of whats happening when you pull the trigger and ask someone to load the mag with a snap cap randomly inserted. you will notice your flinch when you pull the trigger on the snap cap (you wont know which round is a snap cap until you use it) A mate did this trick on me and it really shows how bad the flinch is.

    Also tag along to a club meeting (look up shooting clubs) try looking up the range calendar for the nzda range at weir road. there are all sorts of shoots there that will help.
    Use enough gun

 

 

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