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Gripping for off hand shooting?

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Hi All,

I recently aquired a Scoped Super 14 7-30 Waters for my contender. It shoots great until I pick it up off the rest. :) I have a 12" 7-30 with iron sights that I do pretty well with by cradling the butt with my left hand. This works good with my 10" barrels as well but they don't have the added weight of the longer barrel and a scope. My question is what grip do others use with the longer barrels when shooting off hand for 50 to 100 yard shots. Someone recommended moving one hand out to the forestock but I couldn't get comfortable with that. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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This question comes up occasionally on every forum. Holding an Encore or a Contender is simple. Just let the off hand cup and support the gun while firing. I let the first 2 fingers of my off hand support the trigger guard and the last 2 go around the fingers of my strong hand. Just keep the last two fingers clear of the trigger guard. Just as Keith said in his books don't try to hold the gun with the offhand just lightly support it. I hold and do all my firing with one hand letting the other simply support the gun. I do this with all the hard kickers too. I have never had a bad experience using this technique and I probably shoot harder kickers than most.[/color]
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