Did a FC shooting test last week. The new arrangement with shots taken from various different positions.
I thought i would share my experience
The zeroing target was fine...
The rest of it was shooting a deer silhouette with invisible kill zone outline (just like DSC L1 test).
- 2 shots prone (100m)
- 2 shots from 'low seat' (100m)
- 2 shots from the driver's seat of the FC Ford Ranger (100m)
- 2 shots kneeling - on sticks (70m)
- 2 shots standing - on sticks (50m)
First attempt was a tight group but low and to the right on the kill zone. One shot was just outside... so i had to start again. I think my initial 2 shots had been a bit low and they drew me into shooting the rest at these holes.
On the second attempt i was a bit rattled. Group size was larger but within the zone... except one that wasn't. I hadn't been comfy on the 'low seat'
Start again. Third and final attempt. I wasn't happy at all. I knew i'd screwed up and this next one had to count. Pressure and nerves are a great recipe for accuracy.
I just chilled out. Took things MUCH more slowly. Got first 2 shots perfectly in the centre of the kill zone and that gave me a good foundation to aim at! I only realised after this third successful round that i had rushed through the shots on the first two attempts.
Final thing was humane dispatch target at about 8 metres.
Phew! I felt like a total prat but at least i got there in the end. Quite a comprehensive shooting test now.
Also, the first time i was asked to take two shots from inside the truck, i thought he was joking!