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An old film about shooting with a bipod. Hopefully something useful in it. Will have to upgrade it to HD soon.

 

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Show them the way mate ;) ha

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Thanks. Might as well add this. Stressing the importance of Natural Point of Aim and how easy it is to check and showing how it allows you to take recoil very well and followup.

 

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Roe, this is a genuine question, I know it might sound a bit rude when typed but bthat's not what I mean :)

 

Could you tell us a little about your background? A short biography, nothing personal just shooting. I'm just interested to know that you know more about this than just being good with a camera. eg are you a competition winner? an olympic shot? why do you think your qualified to offer advice? Why should we listen to your opinion?

 

I said it wopuld look bad in print! :rolleyes: I think the videos look great, but I'd really like to know that I'm listening to a bona fide expert rather than any other bloke who's bought a camera and is good at video production for youtube. :)

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Its great to have the space to be able to "muck about" like this, but i have to be honest, I cringe when i see you rattling so many rounds through your 6.5x284 in short succession!

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Could you tell us a little about your background?

 

No.

 

Not interested in blowing my own horn, I'm trying to be about the subject not the ego. I'm holding open a toolbox and the results you get will speak for themselves. Use whatever tool you like and assimilate as fits you best. On some subjects there are several ways to get the job done, on other subject there are "best practices". I have no interest in elevating myself.

 

Danpd, I know what you're saying but barrels are "limited comsumption goods" to me. Much like bullets I eventually run out of them so have another five 6,5x284 barrels on order to be delivered next year. Seeing you're profession you should encourage such behaviour in your clients. :lol:

 

The worst I've ever done is set a piece of electricians tape on fire. At first I had no duracoat on the barrels and put a coloured electrician tape around the barrels so not to mix them up. Anyway, shot the running moose target a lot in rapid succession. Started to smell funny, but thought I could get off a few more rounds - turns out I had melted the rear plastic barrel bushing on my moderator and the electrician tape gave off smoke... That was the 6,5x55 barrel, it still shoots but I expect some premature wear on that one.

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Roe

 

I looked on you tube but couldn't find may of your video although I know they are there. How do I find your complete listing. Loads of useful info that even the experts will find useful.

 

All The Best and Welcome to the site.

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I have some mutual friends in the deer stalking world as Roe and can vouch for his expertise in a professional capacity as opposed to recreational stuff.

 

I am not surprised he doesn't feel the need to fill out a CV on a forum - sometimes actions do speak louder than words.

 

Good to see you pushing the envelope on UKV, and showing what works for you - other members will just have to be adult and decide for themselves if they listen or not. (as per bluegreen, not meaning to sound rude just trying to put an educated point across).

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I have some mutual friends in the deer stalking world as Roe and can vouch for his expertise in a professional capacity as opposed to recreational stuff.

 

I am not surprised he doesn't feel the need to fill out a CV on a forum - sometimes actions do speak louder than words.

 

How deliciously 'mysterious'! :rolleyes::rolleyes:

 

But isn't 'mystery' rather bogus when asking for a little relevant shooting info on someone who films themself; places the result on youtube and then publicises the videos?! :blink:

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Roe, this is a genuine question, I know it might sound a bit rude when typed but bthat's not what I mean :)Could you tell us a little about your background? A short biography, nothing personal just shooting. I'm just interested to know that you know more about this than just being good with a camera. eg are you a competition winner? an olympic shot? why do you think your qualified to offer advice? Why should we listen to your opinion?I said it wopuld look bad in print! :rolleyes: I think the videos look great, but I'd really like to know that I'm listening to a bona fide expert rather than any other bloke who's bought a camera and is good at video production for youtube. :)

 

Why not try some of the advice and if it works for you go with it? That way you can then make your own judgement call on the advice as given.

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I enjoyed those videos. Thanks for taking the time to make them and posting them. I knew about the NPA and have been a practicioner ever since i was introduced to shooting. Nice shooting too and stunning scenery. :)

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Roe great vids, where can you get these chronos in uk! I'v had a quick scan and can't find one for sale in this country!

 

What is the cost??

 

Rob

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Nice video's Roe, very entertaining to watch.

 

I have a question pertaining to your Bipod Marksmanship video please. You stated to "push with the toes" into the bipod. Do you advocate pushing while you're shooting, or to push your whole body forward to load the bipod with forward pressure, and then to have the whole body relaxed behind the rifle before taking a shot?

 

Referencing the part of your video showing mirage through the scope. I'll make a shameless plug for our line of suppressor covers that we produce to mitigate exactly what is shown in your video.

 

Also, a new chronograph that is on the market here in the US is a unit called Magnetospeed. http://www.magnetospeed.com/

 

They are very easy to set up and use. The unit can be used in pitch dark if desired so there are very few missed shots due to low light, rain, etc. There is a company in the UK that I believe has the dealership rights. I'm not sure if they're ready to go public yet so I won't reveal their name at this time.

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These chronys look Great roe I have managed to find an importer awaiting delivery on the 14th jan I have placed my order in advance, I'll report back when it arrives hopefully this link will help anyone else intrested!

Rob

 

 

http://shootingshed.co.uk/oscom/product_info.php?products_id=108&osCsid=b9a7af951fd69824fb29add23bde891b

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You stated to "push with the toes" into the bipod. Do you advocate pushing while you're shooting, or to push your whole body forward to load the bipod with forward pressure, and then to have the whole body relaxed behind the rifle before taking a shot?

 

 

Either way works fine, I prefer push then relax if the terrain permits. Easier to be consistent. You can do the same with your hips but you might fidget around a little as you don't have the same precise control.

Angle and clothes often cause a little "slippage" were I have to keep pressure with the toes (typically steep terrain where I slip back).

 

I've tried moderator covers, but eventually the heat comes through that as well and then the moderator takes for-ev-er to cool down. I'm afraid I don't exactly shoot my moderators per manufacturers recommendation, I usually just turn scope power down to see less mirage. This practice causes excessive wear on the moderator. (I've melted the barrel bushing on my Maxim during a moving target session).

 

A couple of friends have the magnetospeed, they seem very happy with them.

 

Good, you're sorted Rob.

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... To elaborate on moderator covers: great product, does the job and protects the moderator as well. I've eaten away a fair bit of front metal simply by banging it into stuff. Just doesn't work on my light rifle due volume.

 

I wouldn't mind having one for my 338 if it could double as a carry holster with a clipon function for my backpack. I do 6000 ft altitude going to shoot 338 so there's just no way I'm carrying something that doesn't have proper purpose there.

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Roe,

 

Nice to see info put into visual form. Easier to understand and assess - always open to suggestions and ideas.

 

Found the choice of rifle a bit different (srange?) but stepping back, if you are using that many barrels then the ability to swap them out yourself explains it.

 

Ref. Magnetospeed chronos - March Scopes UK are now an official distributor.

 

https://www.marchscopes.co.uk/index.php/march-accessories/magnetospeed-chronograph

 

Brgds Terry

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Hi Roe

 

I didnt realise you were here as well, sorry I wasnt quick enough to think and change my log on name like you have.

 

regards from NZ

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Absolutely. When is the next Tussocks Homestead LR class :)

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An old film about shooting with a bipod. Hopefully something useful in it. Will have to upgrade it to HD soon.

 

Film: Bipod marksmanship

Hello,

 

That was very interesting and highlights what I've been doing wrong while shooting in a prone position and how to correct it.

 

Thank you for posting this video.

 

Best regards.

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