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 Post subject: total frustration
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:22 pm 
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Got me a new pistola for FT, scope mounted ,nice. Put together my new shooting rest beautiful , ready to go. I figure flies on the wall at 15yd, look out. Wrong. The groupings are really good for me but they move around. The long eye relief scope is giving me fits. :hsmash Its not at all like the rifle with a scope. I'm shootin from the rest having problems, I'll never hit anthing kneeling . Got any tips for shooting the pistol with a scope? What body positions work for pistol? I'm kind of bummed out right now

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 Post subject: Re: total frustration
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:52 pm 
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Try sitting on the floor (preferably on a bum bag), with both your knees up, extend both arms, with pistol in hands, and rest your arms on your knees, or between your knees, depending on the elevation of the target. This is about the most stable you will likely get with a long eye relief pistol scope on the gun.


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 Post subject: Re: total frustration
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:58 pm 
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From a seated postion i found supporting my arms on top of my knee helped a lot.You might have to move the scope forwards or backwards to find the sweet spot for you.It takes more practice to learn how to shoot a pistol scope then a rifle scope,which is a good excuse to head to the range more often...

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 Post subject: Re: total frustration
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:02 pm 
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Just a thought.... and I know nothing about long-eye-relief scopes.... but what about parallax error?.... If you clamp the pistol solidly and look through it from the distance you usually do (arms length or whatever).... and then move your head side to side.... does the target move on the cross-hairs or stay still?.... :?

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 Post subject: Re: total frustration
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:28 pm 
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I would suggest putting a low power rifle scope on it, like a 4X Bug Buster or similar. That way you can sit and put your non shooting arm over your knee and rest the pistol in the crook of your arm. This way you can aim like you do a rifle.

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 Post subject: Re: total frustration
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Thanks for the info I will give them all a try. I guess it really IS a matter of getting more lead downrange. The sitting positions are the hardest for me due to age and several back injuries. (Thats why I'm gettin my boys into it when they are young) I guess I just expected more of myself.

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