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  • Off hand shooting question?

     Neville updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 5 Posts
  • Neville

    May 19, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    New to the long range game. What is a good distance for off hand shooting?

  • SR_Powah

    May 19, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Target size is a big factor. Holding within 2moa at any distance can be a challenge. A full size IPSC at 300 yards (so like 6moa) on the other hand is relatively easy.

  • BadUX

    May 19, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    There isn’t a regular competition that goes past 300m for off hand. So none of it is really “long distance”. It’s not even really mid range. For that competition, you need to be able to hold about 1-1.5MoA off hand, which is *insaaaaanely* difficult.

    The more common off hand competition you’ll see is high power, which is 200 yards, but doesn’t require a hold any better than like 4MoA, which is difficult but not impossible.

    There’s also some silhouette stuff that goes out a ways, with similar-ish sized targets at varying distances

    The best way to learn is dryfire with a Scatt. But if you insist on shooting bullets:

    The best distance to learn off hand shooting at is 10m air rifle.

    The second best distance to learn off hand shooting at is 50′ smallbore

    The third best distance to learn off hand shooting at is 50y smallbore.

    If you can do any of those three well, you’ll crush the shit out of anyone doing larger cartridge off hand, simply because the target sizes get so much bigger.

    I practice almost exclusively off hand, and can pretty comfortably score 190/200 in high power, occasionally flirting with 198+ range. I get murdered on smallbore targets, where my average is like.. fucking… 312/400 or something. It’s sad lol (but that is with a service rifle 22lr trainer, no pants, no adjustable goodness, and a 5 pound trigger)

    Oh yea final note: you pretty much need a jacket if you’re going to practice it a lot, otherwise you’ll fuck up your back.

  • Okiekid1870

    May 19, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    I would personally struggle mightily past 200 yards and don’t often attempt it past 100.

  • CFH016

    May 19, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    How heavy is your rifle? Obviously it will be more difficult with a heavier rifle that is actually built for long range rather than a hunting rifle, but that doesn’t mean that a shorter distance is “long range” just because you made it more difficult for yourself with a heavy rifle. If you’re practicing shooting off hand at 100-200 yds with a long range rifle, it isn’t really long range shooting. Keep practicing at that distance until it gets easier, then keep increasing distance, which generally should be determined by your calibers limitations, not your positions limitations.

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