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Long Range Match Shooting Position

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Now that I have a Sharps I have been reading up on everything involved with long range matches. My current question is shooting positions. Due to an old back injury there's no way I can sit on the ground on a shooting mat. First, my body won't bend that way. Second, I have to have extra padding when sitting, even in an office chair. I use an Egg Sitter cushion even when working at a desk otherwise I quickly start hurting.

 

I see mention of not allowing elbows on shooting tables so can I assume there will be shooting tables? Do I need to come up with something for a shooting table? My first goal is to compete at Winter Range in 2021. After that, who knows? The Quigley match in Montana sounds cool.

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Cholla,

shooting positions vary by match.  I’ve shot them seated at a table, standing using sticks, seated on the ground using sticks, prone w sticks and off hand.  Basically, you play the hand you’re dealt.

Anyway, it’s 3 to 10 shots usually so you won’t be in that position very long.

 

Gringo

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Make yourself 2 or 3 sets of shooting sticks. One sitting, one kneeling, and one standing. If they conform to the NRA BPCR rules they should be ok to use at any match. 

 

Bring a stool as well

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Find yourself a chair or stool that you can comfortably sit on and rest your elbows on your knees, make a set of sticks to fit that position.

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I have a pair of tall sticks that use seated in a directors chair, or can use them standing.  I also have a shorter set that work on a bench.  

 

some guys shoot prone, others sitting on grng (both using sticks) Shooting prone is probably best, but unless they have a cherry-picker to help get me up, I'm not shooting prone! 

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The possibilities are endless.

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I have seen pictures of matches with shooters in those positions and more. 

 

Given the accuracy of the shooters they must work. 

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Winter Range uses a long range facility that has SOLID shooting tables up and down the firing line.  There is no need to bring a table to WR cowboy rifle matches.

 

Good luck, GJ

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2 hours ago, Shotgun Clay said:

back04_currierives1875.jpg

 

The possibilities are endless.

Just what I was thinking!  Do SASS Long Range matches require that you wear boots, however? :rolleyes:

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