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Freethinker
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A couple of interesting videos about precision rifle competitions of top European shooters held in Italy that I just ran across.

The first video (2021) shows shooting rifles lying on their side, and I don’t know what effect that would have, so perhaps I’ll experiment with it at some point just to find out.

The first video shows what would be a nightmare for shooters accustomed to spotting their misses: The targets were backed by large hay bales that I assume would make spotting misses impossible. I wouldn’t wonder if they got complaints because they evidently changed that the second year (2022).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGES3KmoZLs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtrO_y0xfWA




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A couple of interesting videos about precision rifle competitions of top European shooters held in Italy that I just ran across.

The first video (2021) shows shooting rifles lying on their side, and I don’t know what effect that would have, so perhaps I’ll experiment with it at some point just to find out.

The first video shows what would be a nightmare for shooters accustomed to spotting their misses: The targets were backed by large hay bales that I assume would make spotting misses impossible. I wouldn’t wonder if they got complaints because they evidently changed that the second year (2022).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGES3KmoZLs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtrO_y0xfWA



Precision rifle no, but they will sometimes force that position on you at 3 gun matches.

The drop compensation against gravity that you build into your scope when you zero will push your bullet left if you roll the rifle onto the left side, or right if you roll the rifle onto the right side.

So generally you need to hold left edge if you roll the rifle right, or right edge if you roll the rifle left. The farther the target, the more you need to compensate.
 
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Thanks. I assumed it would be like the effects of canting a rifle when shooting, but to the ultimate degree. I’ve shot an AR like that, but at close enough ranges and large enough targets that the effect wasn’t of any significance.




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— Leo Tolstoy
 
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