Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides



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Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« on: August 13, 2013, 01:56:50 PM »
Another post that talked about Biathlons eventually led me to this site:

http://biathlonontario.ca/category/athletes-coaches/resources/

In it I found two gems:

Basic Shooting Skills presentation:
http://www.biathlonontario.ca/Coach_Resources/Docs/Basic_Shooting_Skills_Positions.pdf

Principles_of_Marksmanship
http://www.biathlonontario.ca/Coach_Resources/Docs/Principles_of_Marksmanship2.pdf

I'll be printing these and studying them for some time to come.  I hope others find them useful too!
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Re: Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 01:58:45 PM »
Thanks for the great links! :)
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 02:59:49 PM »
Outstanding Info and well worth reading, understanding and implementing
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Re: Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 04:04:38 PM »
Thanks. Great stuff. Gonna print out. ;D
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Re: Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 05:17:34 PM »
Thanks! Now that the easy part of tuning the gun is done. We have to work on the hard part of tuning up the shooter! Scott
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Re: Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 03:34:15 AM »
Thanks! Now that the easy part of tuning the gun is done. We have to work on the hard part of tuning up the shooter! Scott

Tell me about it!

What I thought was a scope problem turned out to be a 'me' problem. Consistency, consistency, ... Especially with a super magnum. Goes a long way toward shooting accurately AND consistently. Still figuring it out but I've only been back into AGing a little over 4 months.

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Re: Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 05:45:37 AM »
Thanks for the links, their a goldmine for a beginner like me
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Re: Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 11:08:38 PM »
Thanks MC!
Great find. I can be taught.
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Re: Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013, 11:37:03 AM »
When I was a young lad I attended biathlon training back in the old country.
And these links are very similar to the training I received. The mental ability to trust your repetitive tasks are key to performance. Now each tasks have to be drilled over and over and then put together, if you do not, you lose track of what changes made what difference and progress halts, but even worse the mistakes changes which leads to frustration, perhaps blaming equipment, ammo, or other things.

We always trained on specific metrics that was tactile, grip pressure for instance, we would send 100s of shots down range just feeling what your optimal grip pressure is (it varies from person to person) After a while you get a feel for it, and if a trigger pull is too heavy/light you either adjust trigger (prefered), or adjust total grip force to compensate if the trigger isnt adjustable.
Trigger finger position: as you know, some people have long fingers, short, thick, thin, etc. So it's important to find where the optimal roll angle (without strain) of the wrist is, to ensure perpendicular trigger finger pull.

Anyway it was cool to refresh some information from a time long ago:-) thanks!
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Re: Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013, 03:32:48 PM »
I'm definitely learning this myself and teaching it to my son. I love the biathlon anyway. It's my favorite Olympic sport.
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Re: Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013, 04:18:10 PM »
  I found this one helpful

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Re: Basic Shooting Skills & Marksmanship guides
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2013, 09:14:46 PM »
I like the Canadian Sea Cadets shooting manual.  It's for the Daisy/Avanti 853, but most of it applies to any other gun as well.
http://www.bpcr.net/site_docs-results_schedules/documents/Canadian_Air_Rifle_Training-1.pdf
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2013, 10:21:32 AM »
Brilliant links & I'm sure I'll learn a lot. Just wanting to clarify a point on the dominant eye test. On the PDF it states
"Have them center an object in the triangle with both eyes open
• Have them close one eye, if the object stays in the triangle, that is their dominant eye, if not close the other"

I'm guessing that means if the object stays put then the OPEN eye is the dominant eye yes, not the one they closed? It doesn't make it very clear but that seems like the common sense answer haha!

Just wondering because I've always shot aiming with my right eye (I'm semi-ambidexterous but right handed as far as shooting goes, I can change dominant eyes if I make a conscious "switch" but I think I'm primarily "left eyed"  :-\ Also, how would I go about aiming with the dominant eye if it's opposite to my dominant hand? Offset scope mount or similar?
« Last Edit: December 17, 2013, 10:23:34 AM by Monganese »

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