Strange right. I’m left eye (cross dominant). Most rifles feel just a little awkward shouldering on the left. My left side trigger pull is a little smoother though mostly 'cause I concentrate and pace more deliberately and possibly 'cause my left hand retains the full digit complement with zero reconstructive surgery (right pinky amputated and ring finger titanium reinforced).
But Sub 2000 factory irons defy alignment from my left shoulder. My neck won’t assume the position required on the left side.
I learned my support hand shooting partly from a Mossad agent instructor of mine and partly from my subconscious ( Mr Hyde ). He told me to execute, not think about it. Mr H was proven to already know how. I just had to practice practice practice. I sight through a rifle on both sides at least 15 times a day. Part of my muscle memory drills. You won’t loose what you consistently practice. Not everyone has the manual dexterity to proficiently shoot or write with both hands. But in a pinch we can be functional. Don’t ask me to sing on key, but I can still sing. I practice what I want to be good at, those things that are hard I practice more than the easy subject for me to master. I shoot a lot of 10m Olympic style pellet with iron sights for that reason. I am comfortable with combat pistol at man sized targets, so I train with small targets and slow fire. Those subjects are complicated for me and Hyde.
Beautiful day for some group therapy. Only shot one target each for score. Did send some extra rounds down range with Gray Feather to sight in its new glass and get a feel of the new setup. 20 MOA rail, Vortex low 30mm rings and a Vortex Viper PST 5X25X50mm scope. Need to bring more than 10 rounds next time, would like to hit the 100yd too.
Today, January 29th, 2023, is the final day to submit targets for score this month.
Got some brass processed yesterday but nothing finished for project M40ish, aka Gray Feather. Working up a 168gr load with positive results first time out.
Today’s forecast is calling for high winds with a warning in effect and more rain.
FWIW, this is the last month the poker target will be used, the grid target never did happen. Any ideas for future targets are always welcome. Otherwise, as the wife pointed out; “It’s still the same old boring targets.”
Yeah ive about got my 100 yard spot set up. So should be able get in on those matches next month. And now that my SOB 5.56 ar15 is finally put together and workin im hopin get a few targets shot with it before sunday but the winds has been hell past couple days. Beautiful warm spring like weather if we wasnt havin the 20 30 mile gusts. We will see. Either way she will be ready to enter the ring next time i do get to shoot.
So , after not getting an opportunity to shoot at all in February, I threw caution to the wind and did my 2nd bowling pin shoot totally cold and managed to not get last place! (At least in the rimfire pistl div)
After my 1st comp in Jan. I re-sighted my reddot on my SAR9, but right out of the gate, had a big issue - don’t know if disassembly for cleaning had anything to do with it, but my zero was WAY off (just removed the slide, didn’t touch the optic) was about 3 feet high from POA. After missing all 5 in both strings on the 2nd run, I took the DNF on the third. Did see an improvement in the rimfire div and my mag changes were quick and clean, so a positive result! Had a lot of fun & met some cool new people, so an overall win in my book, despite the mechanical failure. Lesson learned: should have brought a back-up. Looking forward to the next one!
I finally made it out to the rifle range today, what an awesome day it was! After the nor easter this week I didn’t have much hope but today was 48 and sunny, the range was totally empty and I had it all to myself. But fortunately someone got there earlier and knocked the snow berms down in front of the shooting shed.
Just had to walk through the snow which the height had dropped some due to the warm weather we had the last few days.