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trying to become proficient shooting offhand..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUZgE-b3IpM
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A good sling is your friend when shooting off-hand!
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Some guys got it and others don't. I fall somewhere in the middle.
 
Practise makes perfect, but practise does not make and average guy good...or something like that. I have seen in so many sports that some guys just do it, and get better the more they practise. The rest of us copy their techniques etc and all the practise in the world will never bring us up to their level.
 
But we all need to strive to be the best we can be,,,
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I used to never practice shooting offhand until I started shooting in matches where 20% of the shots were made offhand. Now most of my practice is from the offhand position, and it shows. Of course I'm prone to miss more shots from the prone and kneeling position than I am the offhand.
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If you pull your support hand in closer to your body it will help a lot with stability as well.  Infact pull both arms real tight into your body.  The tighter the better
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Offhand shooting must be one of the most difficult disciplines. Especially if the rifle is not purpose built for just one discipline. In other words you use the same rifle for offhand, prone, kneeling etc.

I pull my support hand in as close as possible to my body and arch my back. That gives some form of stability. Nothing like 4 in the score and one flyer into a negative scoring ring!!!!Shocked
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I concur with both Supertool and 8shots.
I also use an assault vest with 6 loaded mags in mathces. The vest cinches up at the sides, and with the mags, it supports and stabelizes my torso and reduces alot of wobble in my body, which means less movement of the sights. This works much like a shooting coat in high power matches.
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This rifle is used for 3 gun, slings get in the way
I had been shooting off the bench shooting at 500 yards with this rifle, stood up and engaged at 250

I used to never practice offhand but 3gun requires it and I think it is good practice in the summer for upcoming hunting season

I find I shoot better with my support hand far out
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Some guys got it and others don't. I fall somewhere in the middle.
 
Practise makes perfect, but practise does not make and average guy good...or something like that. I have seen in so many sports that some guys just do it, and get better the more they practise. The rest of us copy their techniques etc and all the practise in the world will never bring us up to their level.
 
But we all need to strive to be the best we can be,,,

I am in the "others don't" section.  I do practice it though.

ILya
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