When dry-firing handguns I try to establish the same stance, hand position, head position, grip pressure etc... that I would while firing live rounds, so it makes perfect sense to me to do the same things while dry-firing a rifle. I hadn't considered dry-firing from each of the various different positions a rifle may be fired from though.
Really great information fritz, thanks!
Although I've shot rifles, for groups, at a single target sheet with multiple targets, I'm starting to realize the additional benefit of target transitions when using the dot drill.
Excellent point on working to maintain body flexibility. I've reached that age and condition where getting into the prone position is still possible, but it's no fun...which is probably why I've been avoiding it for several years now, even though I'm aware of its advantages.
When shooting rifles for accuracy I've regularly established a shooting position and verified sight picture while trying to shoot between heart beats and respiratory pause while watching for reticle movement...but somehow I neglected to factor dry-firing into the sequence, at least as a regular practice. I'm a "creature of habit", and I can see how dry-fire could settle me into the correct fundamentals before pulling the trigger on a live round.
When you shoot dot drills, either dry-fire or live-fire, do you shoot the drill timed or untimed?
Some of my precision rifle activities are timed, but not the dot drills, so far. Perhaps that's something I'll work up to. I recently upgraded the barrel of my Ruger 77/22 and intend to start using it for more practice
“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage [immaturity]. Nonage is the inability to use one’s own understanding without another’s guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one’s own mind without another’s guidance.”
— Immanuel Kant
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