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Rifle Shooting Course
« on: June 25, 2022, 05:47:58 PM »
Not sure if this is in the right forum but Iím looking for a rifle shooting course/class that would make me a better rifle shooter when elk hunting. Iíve checked on google but itís hard to vet stuff like this online before spending the money. Does anyone here have any recommendations?

Thanks!

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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2022, 07:44:13 PM »
What are you trying to accomplish? What are your current skills? What distances? Prone, sitting, offhand? Do you shoot from bipod/tripod? Focus the question a bit and I'm sure you will get some good advice here.

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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2022, 07:49:58 PM »
Not sure if this is in the right forum but Iím looking for a rifle shooting course/class that would make me a better rifle shooter when elk hunting. Iíve checked on google but itís hard to vet stuff like this online before spending the money. Does anyone here have any recommendations?

Thanks!

I canít answer your question about a rifle class, but I can say practicing offhand shooting will definitely help.
Get out and shoot your rifle, a lot. Learn your rifle.

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The American Soldier and Jesus Christ. One died for your freedom, the other for your soul.

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He trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle.
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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2022, 07:52:52 PM »
Go to Equipment & Gear/Guns & Ammo/Bag-bipod.......some discussion there. Learn to get stable and be able to shoot out to 300-400 yards

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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2022, 07:58:48 PM »
Join a club and go to meetings and "members only" shooting times.  Easy to chat up some help, even if not a formal lesson.

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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2022, 09:04:09 PM »
Thanks for the replies so far! To clarify, I guess Iím looking for something like this:

https://www.gunwerks.com/event/l102-marksmanship-fundamentals-2022-07-11-training-headquarters-408/register

But local.

Iíve been shooting rifles since I was a kid and get a decent amount of practice in the field and at the range (where I am a member), but I was taught how to shoot by my dad and grandpa, and now Iím interested in something more formal/technical.

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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2022, 09:45:58 PM »
Something more ďTechnicalĒ for elk hunting?  :dunno:

If you are talking about CQB, or extreme long range, it would get technical. But elk hunting?

Learn how to shoot your rifle proficiently.

The picture you are presenting, does not make much sense?

Are you hunting or are you asking for something different  :dunno:
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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2022, 06:45:18 AM »
Few years ago I was looking into a course in the Selah area.  Can't remember the organization or whether it is still available.  At the time I was thinking that it would be very interesting to attend.

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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2022, 08:16:22 AM »
Something more ďTechnicalĒ for elk hunting?  :dunno:

If you are talking about CQB, or extreme long range, it would get technical. But elk hunting?

Learn how to shoot your rifle proficiently.

The picture you are presenting, does not make much sense?

Are you hunting or are you asking for something different  :dunno:

Hmm. I'm not sure how much more clarity I can offer... I want to learn to shoot my rifle better, from people who know a lot about it, for the purposes of becoming a better elk hunter. Something like a class in the link I posted above, but closer to home.

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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2022, 08:46:40 AM »
Perhaps contact the local gun ranges/gun clubs in your area and see if someone teaches basic and beyond marksmanship skills. Maybe just a refresher in the fundamentals of shooting from prone, sitting, kneeling and offhand positions. I noticed the Wyoming course mentions that not a lot of time will be spent on marksmanship and seems more focused on ballistics and other technical skills. I think your goals should include such basics as what part of your body should you rest your elbows on to create a stable supported hold on your rifle. I've hunted elk and wanted to shoot from a prone position but couldn't due to the height of the grass........so I had to shoot from a sitting position and had some difficulty getting comfortable enough to take the shot. I hadn't practiced from a sitting position. I had it in my head that I wanted to shoot a certain way but the slope you are on, the vegetation and the distance and position of the elk can change that plan quickly.....seems like experience with the basic shooting positions, getting stable quickly, knowing your rifle's zero and being able to shoot accurately out to 300-400 yards are worth spending time on. Good luck finding some useful instruction, you have the right idea.

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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2022, 09:30:25 AM »
If your wanting DIY advise.
All shots standing ,no rest.
Go to 100 yards shoot a paper plate,hit it .
Move back 200 yard,hit it,
300 yard ,hit it.
You get the idea.
When you miss ,that's your range,and where you need to practice.
Just my  :twocents:

Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2022, 09:45:38 AM »
Maybe you're looking for something like this?

https://www.nontypicaloutfitters.com/shooting-school-write-up

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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2022, 09:51:16 AM »
So, if you can off hand 100 yards but miss at 200, your limit is 100 ?? :o  What is your limit as I doubt many guys can make a 300 yard off hand shot there for limiting themselves to 200 yards by your method? 

Im guessing off hand is the weakest position for the majority of hunters and Ive read surveys that indicate the compromised position is the most oft used position by hunters, meaning they take advantage of what they can, stumps, rocks, branches, etc. 

If you have already satisfactorily dialed in your rifle from prone or bench, then if youre a paper plate type of guy, go for it.  Im not.  Never have bought into the paper plate pie pan bs in my whole life.   :twocents:

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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
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Re: Rifle Shooting Course
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2022, 12:28:52 PM »
SHOT IQ if you want to understand the psychology of how we shoot and how to master it.  I had a few days hands on with him last week and it was amazing.  His techniques work very well.

 


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