I am looking for some practical and helpful advice please. I am just starting on the road to stalking and will be taking my DSC level 1 in the relatively near future. I use a .243 and normally shoot off the bipod where my shooting is quite reasonable (I can consistently shoot a 1 inch group in the centre of a target at 100 yards)
I went out the last Sunday morning to get a bit of target practice and being as it was such a glorious morning I decided to try a "mock" shooting test for the DSC 1 - shooting prone off the bipod at 100 yards, sitting with sticks at 70 yards and then standing with sticks at 40 yards. I did fine, certainly much better that the required standard set in the DSC 1, but I found that my barrel felt like it was moving about like "a fart in a bowler hat" when I was standing with the sticks. (I did manage to put each shot I took within 1 inch of the bull off the sticks when I managed to steady myself, so no real problems there)
What I am asking is:
Can anyone suggest a way of steadying my rifle (And myself) while on the sticks please that might help me feel comfortable using this descipline? I have been told that a strap or chord from the top of the sticks to under my feet might help, any advice short of "Practice, Practise and More Practice" please.
Edit: Maybe I should add that when out lamping rabbits with my HMR I often use a thumb stick as a monopod and don't seem to have "too much of a problem" with that!