I am a good shot as is, but i want to work and be an even better shot. Any tips or inexpensive things to get to make me a more precise shooter? Any input is appreciated.
Thank you. i am looking at a good bipod. i have bags and a good scope. i do my own reloads now. just started.A quality bi-pod works wonders, also a decent bag for the rear of the stock, heavier profile barrel, decent to good optics, stocks that allows proper cheek weld. There's many things that can be done, those are just a few but the cheepest way has already been said, pratice, pratice, pratice.
Also reload your own rounds. It's amazing how inaccurate factory loaded ammo is.
What rifle are you using in this new discipline? The reason I ask is because I've just dove into precision AR's within the last couple months. I had a lot higher expectations at the beginning than I do now. An AR will only be so precise, I expected more out of the platform at first.Thank you. i am looking at a good bipod. i have bags and a good scope. i do my own reloads now. just started.
for my sharp shooting im using a pardner .223 single shot. its accurate at 300 yrds now but i want to push 500 or more. id like to push my ar out to 300 yrdsWhat rifle are you using in this new discipline? The reason I ask is because I've just dove into precision AR's within the last couple months. I had a lot higher expectations at the beginning than I do now. An AR will only be so precise, I expected more out of the platform at first.
Don't get me wrong an AR can be sub MOA all day long given the right build but it'll cost to get there. Then there's the issue with effective distance out of the .223/5.56 cartridge.
for my 75 gr hornadys i am seating deep on 24.5 gr of hodgden varget compressed just to get them to feed. but i found that compressing really helped my grouping.I shoot with a 1:7 in my precission AR as well. It really likes the 69 and 77 Grain Sierra Matchkings. Once it warms up more i'd like to try out some 80+ grain bullets, they'll have to be hand feed into the chamber from everything i'm reading. Can't get them seated deep enough to fit in a mag.
I use the lee factory crimp in mine. I tried it both ways with good results using crimp.Right now i'm tinkering with a LEE factory crimp die. So far I've had very good results without crimping at all. I just run about .002 thousands neck tension and the bullet is in there good, can't push it in any ferther by pressing the bullet into the side of my bench with my 220# leaning on it.
Some guys swear by a crimp, some guys swear by no crimp. I shall see what my rifle likes .
I have a few pellet rifles that I shoot ALOT. With my benjamin prowler nitro piston. 177 I can hit a 3 inch spinner at 75 yards.I don't know the situation where you live and if you have a garage or basement it really doesn't matter. A decent pellet rifle can give you all kinds of practice on your form on the really, really cheap. Those three elements I mentioned, sight picture, breath control and trigger control can really be practiced.