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5 years 18 weeks ago, 7:16 PM

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Some input please. I'm hunting a marshy/heavily tangled area w/a
7mm08, 15" barrel T/C (open sights). I've tried numerous shooting
positions. Kneeling and sitting are out because bushes/grass etc. No reliable tree or branch support. I'm not as practiced as the guys
you see on TV w/hunting sticks. And, the deer I'm seeing are moving.
I'm currently using a technique where I lay the barrel over the top
of my bent left arm. Steady enough for a couple of seconds but awkward.
I know there are some other hand-gun hunters out there. Any advice
(besides get a rifle) would be helpful.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 9:49 PM

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ya could

umm use youre left forearm to support youre weapon standing up or kneeling to provide stability here maby this picture will help http://airsoftcommando.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/standing.jpg

just like the pic but you may have to adjust for the hand rifel
hope this helps

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 9:00 AM

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James; tks for the picture. That's kind of a standard standing position but poorly executed. One of the positions I'm trying, and I should elaborate on
is (I lay the barrel over the top of my bent left arm) my left arm presents a horizontal V to the ground w/my left hand touching(or almost)my right arm
which is almost horizontal to the ground and is grasping the butt of the piece. Think of your hands together on your chest. Raise your arms to a horizontal position; now put a 15" Bbl T/C over your left elbow. It's quick to get into but difficult to hold steady. Maybe I need some of that Chuck Norris stuff? Other positions using a supporting sling is what I want to try.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 9:39 AM

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charley9toe

I know there are some nice shooting sticks out there that would work for you. Primos has 2 trigger stick, one is a 3 piece that goes from 29'-62" that you would just lay the forearm on and shoot. Gander Mtn. has them for $49.99 for the 3 piece one. I'm planning on to buy one to help me when I go deer hunting this year.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 10:25 AM

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Tks, I will check it out. I've tried a monopod but can't get it into play in time. Its like "shit happens" everytime I tried to use it. tks, for the input.

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