No, no, I haven't blown the dust of Mrs SimpleSimon's old copy of the Karma Sutra. I'm talking about shooting!
I had a drive over yesterday to a pay and play "zeroing" range near to the in-laws house, with a vague plan to re-zero my .22 a little further out and to have a bit of "no pressure" range time with the .270 (following a recent display of awful shooting where I missed a fox who was almost in bayonet range).
The .22 was sorted with 3 shots off the bench and a few clicks on the scope so I decided to have a bit of fun and try to learn something. I put 50 rounds through the little CZ, which I haven't used much before. Some standing off twin sticks, some sitting on the floor with my knees up, some at longer range, some closer in. The seated shots were a totally new attempt for me, but I soon had the hang of it and was grinning as I made lots of little holes getting steadily a bit closer together.
Next up was the 270. Ammo being rather more expensive I opted just to have a few shots and mimic what I'd done with the 22. I fired 12 shots at 100 yards variously from twin sticks, seated with knees only for suppport, and kneeling with one hand rested on the bench. No prize winning shots, but I was happy that out of 12 shots I'd put 5 within 1.5 inches of the point of aim and all but one within 3 inches of it. The actual group measured 5.5 inches, excluding the one pulled shot which was the first I tried from the sitting position.
I left the range happy, the main lesson learnt being to take my time when shooting my next quarry and do it properly, not pressurise myself and snatch off a shot. Also that shooting a 22 semi is FUN, and a great way of "warming up" for practicing with a CF.