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Shooting position, holding the rifleforend

13 Jul 2017
@ 09:43 pm (GMT)

Anders Österberg

Hello, Greetings from Sweden 👋

I have a hard time to deside what shootingpositions I should stick with as a general setup for hunting....
I shoot a Tikka T3X Varmint 308win of bipods

I have struggled with the "stright behind the rifle" , but it feels aqward and the more normal position with a slightly offset feels a lot better but have thoughts on I've doing it wrong, even though I see a lot of... most Americans... Varminters and for ex GunWerks that shoots that way with good quality.

I shoot pretty god groups around 20mm but occasionally get flyers to the double.

I tried Nathans "hold that forend" but get bigger grups around 35mm but more stabile...without flyers.

I just looked on THLR on YouTube and wonder what you guys think of it and what I should focus on....?


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18 Sep 2018
@ 01:55 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Shooting position, holding the rifleforend
Anders, this is very hard for me to reply to. I understand you really wanted to share the above. I am not too happy about it as there are some issues with this video series, good points mixed with misinformation. A major concern is when you guys post this stuff and it forces me to pull these guys apart, I don't like doing it, especially when I can see elements of myself in the vids, further back in my own learning.

Sometimes I am selfish when it comes to what we allow on the forums, I try to keep things running in a way that supports us financially. We don't ask for forum subs, a lot is given for free, some info is retrained for the books and we do not allow this info to be shared on the forums, though some elements are shared. But other times such as this, its about not wanting to draw negativity to the uploader or confusion for readers. I would rather we just avoided such situations and stayed on task.
18 Sep 2018
@ 02:09 pm (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Re: Shooting position, holding the rifleforend
Hi Anders,

I hope you're doing well. Just a word of warning with this guy. He is hit and miss. I have watched his videos and his conduct is worrying. I posted more on it on another thread in this forum but "The Real Gunsmith" should give its own warning bells.

It might be too far to say he is not on band wagons; he gives the impression he has attained all knowledge. This is not to say he doesn't have valuable info... but be careful to filter out the rubbish.
18 Sep 2018
@ 04:25 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Shooting position, holding the rifleforend
Anders. Some people don't want to be taught, told or forced to change! Others are to lazy, don't care, lack self discipline or just don't want to know.
What this means is that you have an advantage and
Skills that they don't. When the Zombie apocalypse comes you have an advantage that these hoodiots don't. Keep doing what you are and forget about the Foolish X armed fools. Zombies need something to eat 😆
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