Rifle Shooting Improvements Needed

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    Question Rifle Shooting Improvements Needed

    Over the years I have learned to be a solid shooter with a handgun, but never have seemed to shoot all that well with a rifle. Right now I only have a Savage .22 bolt action rifle (And in the future would like to step up to a .308 Rem. 700 rifle). Thing is, I figure my learning to shoot better with the .22 should carry over to more powerful rifles.

    It seems that I shoot quite well when I have something to rest my rifle on, but if I am holding the rifle (either standing, or on my knee) I flat out suck at hitting shots.

    I imagine there are a few reasons for this (breathing and generally how I hold the rifle). I am curious as to resources to improve my shooting. I understand having a quality marksmen critique my shooting in person would be the most benifital to my shooting, but I don't have that option right now.

    Are there any quality books, websites, or even video's that could possibly help me out?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Tros,

    Art of the Rifle by Jeff Cooper is a good start. But it's hard to get there without some one on one training.

    Just the answer for you. Take $70, 400 rounds of ammunition, a rifle, and head off to the nearest appleseed shoot near you. It's a two day program that starts with the basics and works up to advanced methods. Positions include standing, sitting, and prone. Ranges go from 25 meters to 400 meters.

    I thought I knew how to shoot a rifle until I attended one this past weekend. I was wrong. Take a chance - you won't be dissapointed.

    http://www.rwva.org

    Joe

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    Hold, breathing and trigger control - make up a lot of the problems. You have a lot of weight ''out front'' and I find timing is vital, in particular with breathing aspect. Way too easy to snatch shots and ''make'' them go!

    Joe's suggestion is a good one - only practice will get this improved but the rewards are worth getting.
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

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    Ok, thank you both. :)
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