APWT

#1
Back on the ranges after years away. Practice shoot failed on first atempt zeroing weapon in the standing and kneeling at 100m.

Ok in the prone position, though kneeling and standing I was finding it hard to get a correct steady sight picture to release the shot.

I found that I was not able to achieve the same sight alignment each time and was the first to have shot all five rounds.

Any tips so I can get through the APWT without embarissment & flapping.
 
#3
No.

I was probably just rushing, though I need to practice getting myself more stable in those positions. Years past I allways got through the APWT obviously when I was a regular, so I wonder what has changed? Though I was never a great shot.
 
#4
Application of the marksmanship principles may be a good place to start! also, has there been any progressive marksmanship training - advanced application of fire shoots, using combat positions etc - in the run up, or were you just straight onto the FP for the APWT?
 
#5
If your zeroed in the prone, you should be zeroed in whatever position your in! Try using squating instead of kneeling, when your firing round cover (leaning on the post) dont lean in too hard, for standing position, I use a biathlon style overhand grip like , it works for me.
 
#6
Only shot at 100m in the various positions. Not enought time for any coaching just 5 round grouping with a mag of 20.

APWT will be the next range shoot.
 
#7
Barrack room lawyer - sorry yes my rifle is now zeroed though I found it hard to gain a pass grouping in the other positions and there was not a post at the 100m point.
 
#8
Might be worth fiddling about with your right hand ammo pouch so you can rest your elbow on it.
Worked well for me as I found that I was flapping my arm like a wounded pigeon between shots.

Again, don't want to seem like I'm teaching you to suck eggs, but the DS always stresses a proper follow-through, measured breathing and taking your time.
 
#10
Take your time and don't rush.

Practice positions and find the most stable for you and remember it.

Ensure before you squeeze the trigger the sight alignment is spot on not just over the centre of the target and then squeeze and slowly release.

Never tried it but balance a 2 pence piece at the end of the weapon when squeezing trigger ensuring it stays on the barrel, they will confirm whether you are snatching.
 
#12
Dunno if you were asking me, but yes I had problems.

Last time I was in green we had SLR and that was twenty years ago.

I snatched the trigger, flapped and wobbled and suffered stoppages. All this was down to poor technique and "ergonomic alienation". Well that's what one of my over-educated opps' told me. The DS suggested that I was a "Fcuking spastic".

However, I'm now back in the swing of things and scoring consistently well thanks to the tips mentioned above. Still a spastic though.
 
#14
No, not really.

Prone is obviously easy and I clocked all the sweats wearing knee and elbow pads which help a lot.

Kneeling and sitting is all just a question of getting comfortable and so stable. There's no prize for blatting all the rounds off first, so I just forget about everyone else and "in my own time, carry on..."

Iron or SUSAT?
 
#16
Have you got the correct relief in terms of where the sight sits on the rail in relation to your eye?

Is the SUSAT locked off properly?

Has the weapon had the collimeter on it recently?

Is there a sh1t load of play in the upper?

All are just suggestions (a bad workman and all that) but it may just come down to practise and proper drills....
 
#17
Been practicing with a spring loading air rifle and my grouping is coming on a treat from the standing position, I just hope these skills will transfer to the SA80.
 
#18
jonny36 said:
Been practicing with a spring loading air rifle and my grouping is coming on a treat from the standing position, I just hope these skills will transfer to the SA80.
They will.

Concentrate on your sight picture then take up the first stage (slack) in the trigger before gradually pressing it back. This works better with a good trigger - not something SA80 was ever noted for.

The idea is that you should just be "thinking off" the shot whilst concentrating on your aim.

So:

Sight picture, squeeze, squeeze, sque bang.

Practice with your air rifle - that's what I learned on.

This is a good standing position (ignore the sling):

The competition position often seen in olympic air rifle etc. is not really suited to snap shooting.



As for sitting, this shows it well - note which way the legs are crossed and that the elbows are tucked into the inside of the knees:
 
#19
EX_STAB said:
The competition position often seen in olympic air rifle etc. is not really suited to snap shooting.



Hahahahahaahahahaha!
What the fcuk is this clown wearing?

Is it you EX-STAB?

Is this the latest PECOC combat/70's disco gear?
 
#20
freedomman said:
EX_STAB said:
The competition position often seen in olympic air rifle etc. is not really suited to snap shooting.



Hahahahahaahahahaha!
What the fcuk is this clown wearing?

Is it you EX-STAB?

Is this the latest PECOC combat/70's disco gear?
Of course it's not me - you don't think I bother with such nonsense?!

I'm more a Lee-Enfield type!
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
moving-target-survivor The NAAFI Bar 10
oldcolt Army Reserve 34
blackninja980 The Training Wing 15

Similar threads


Latest Threads

Top