Reply To: Weight lifting to help off hand shooting
Shot a squirrel at about 25 yards today. Dog was barking at it and the squirrel was barking at the dog from about 20ft up the tree. Pulled up the WC and when the cross hairs were on the squirrel … pulled the trigger. DRT. Through and through. If I had stood there for even ten seconds thinking about it I would just as likely have missed. I’ve always been a snap shooter. If I think about it my percentage goes out the window. Same with skeet. Never put the gun to my shoulder till the clay is in the air. I do ok that way.
Shot a pig at 200 yards from my front porch ( 270 Winchester ) sitting at a table with front and rear sand bags yesterday and pulled the shot. Killed the pig but very sloppy. I got excited as the pig was just about to duck back in the brush and crunched the trigger. The second I did it I wanted to slap myself. Nice thing about airguns you are so much less likely to flinch as you know there is no recoil and little report. I’m a much better shot with an airgun than a powder burner.