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One thing I learned recently through air rifle practice is that it takes me X number of "controlled" practice shots to get my mind right.
Example... I was shooting all animals around 8.3-8.5 average (on paper) EXCEPT the chickens, shot them low 7's / high 6's, a full 1.5 points below my "Average". Always started on chickens. Now, when I practice, I shoot (4) 5-shot strings before I shoot at the first chicken after I have confirmed my zero for that night (usually averaging 25 shots before starting), I used to just zero and then start practice. First time I implemented this, I shot 10 chickens. I am now shooting chickens on par w/ the others.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Also how about big matches where there is a long wait between shooting peroids?


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Chicken;

I've told my shooting buddy, Chuck, that it seems I need a match before the match to get my shooting together. In other words, I need some practice before I shoot that first bank of animals.

This effect is at it's worst at the local matches (75 miles) where I have just enough time to check my zeros for one gun before the match begins.

What I'd like to know is what are you doing for that 20 rounds of practice before the first chicken? Are you just shooting five of each animal?
 

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Warmup shots definitely help me and I expect that they always will but, still, I think that we can learn to shorten the necessary warmup period with practice. On the days I take several practice sessions throughout the day, the first warmup seems to suffice.
 

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Re: Practice

dwl said:
Chicken;

What I'd like to know is what are you doing for that 20 rounds of practice before the first chicken? Are you just shooting five of each animal?

What I do on the paper is shoot all 5 rounds at a "spot". on the 10 meter silhouette target my first shot is at the "0" where it says 1"0" meter, the second over toward the top right, the 3rd is at the "t" of the 1" line on the bottom of the page and the 4th is on the right hand side "t" of the 1" line on the bottom. When the 5 shots groups are close to 1 hole (not .177, just touching) I'm ready.. For what that is worth...Ha-ha. Keep in mind that is after I have confirmed the "zero" for that night/morning...

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It also takes me a relay to settle down. Thats why I shoot my hunters rifle first then move to the std. Once I settle down I shoot pretty good. I would rather miss a couple in the hunters class then the std
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