View Full Version : Shooting Standing - What's considered good?

03-04-2006, 11:11 PM
I've noticed lots of people talk about what's good shooting a rifle sitting, prone etc. I for one think if you can consistantly shoot within a 6" area from 100 yards with say a .223 AR using standard M855 ammo, you're good.

Now with the above setup, what's good from shooting in the standing position?

I for one think if you can hit a body size object consistantly, so say 18" in diameter, you're a good shot. Any other comments?

And on that topic, tips for shooting standing?

03-05-2006, 5:38 AM
We did most of our shooting from the standing position in the carbine class i just took. Here is how we were taught. Both feet pointed towards the target. Weak side foot maybe slightly in front of strong size foot. Body squared to target. Knees slightly bent. Kinda hunched over the gun. Both elbows pointed down and pulling the rifle into your shoulder.

03-05-2006, 6:54 AM
From a bullseye shooting aspect. A guy in our club group shoots offhand only, not sitting or prone. He is in class A, averaging 255 of 300 with a bolt 223 @ 100 yds. We have a guy in AAA class, who shoots offhand/sitting & prone who averages 290 of 300. I'd say a 6" group @ 100 yds, offhand, is pretty decent. Especially, compared to me (average withheld by request) !
Hints: PRACTICE.;)

03-05-2006, 9:17 AM
A good sling.

03-05-2006, 9:21 AM
I have had a few hunting guides tell me that if you can't hit a 8" paper plate 4 out of 5 shots @ 100 yards (standing)... They really would rather you pratice more then go on a hunt with them..

03-05-2006, 10:17 AM
A good sling.

+1 on that! AND BREATHING properly too helps a bunch....... 400/500 on my last JCG match:) (and thats at 200 not 100:D )

03-05-2006, 10:43 AM
Practice does help!! I use to shoot HP Silhoutte and made AA class in 2 matches.. that is standing without support, ie. no shooting jacket, no glove, and no sling!. Then I got into NRA HP matches.. and I believe my 8 years shooting silhoutte helped my offhand! I now average in the mid 190's offhand (16 out of 20 shots within a 6" circle at 200yds) But then I slso had a LOT of experience shooting when I was shooting NRA Jr. smallbore. But even now I go into slumps.. and that's when I drag out my gear and practice my stance and position and dry fire in the garage.. Also the books by Jim Ownes are good for reading and applying the advise.