Tonight my heart is glad. I have had my right hand in a cast for three weeks, having stubbornly resisted a casting for two weeks previous to that. It is good to have my hand back.
The first thing I did with it was to get in some long over-due off hand practice with the old Brno .22 LR. I took a co-worker out and we set up clay pigeons on the gravel bank in back of his property. The range was 60 yards and we broke the birds and then the pieces, and then shot at the left-over bits. We had a wonderful time and for me, it felt good to shake off the rust and get back into practice. My friend and I decided that we will come out at least twice a week and shoot 50 round each, per session, in preparation for deer hunting.
And that's my "top tip": Get out and practice off hand with a good .22 rifle; even if the property you hunt on requires sticks or a bipod. Diligent off hand practice makes shooting off of any kind of support seem all the easier.~Muir