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Discussion: flexibility

in: kensr; kensr > 2019-12-17

Dec 19, 2019 1:12 AM # 
Tell me about it. Some days it's just easier than others. Some days I've had to do stretches before I can even get into prone position!

One thing that's worth doing if you haven't already is watching some world cup videos on youtube. You and I will never do it quite like they do, but it's useful to watch the sequence of steps they go through going into and out of the range. There are just enough that it seemed like I was always skipping something small but important. Like opening the rear sight cover, or closing the bolt before lining up the first shot.

Oh, and one more thing. Do you happen to know if Ethan modified your trigger from stock? The stock Savage trigger has a safety that turns out to be a bit too easy to accidentally engage when you're wearing gloves and closing the bolt. Nathan and I have both had occasions when we were pulling the trigger and going "So why won't this thing fire?" If that happens (and you've already closed the bolt!) check the safety. There's a company that makes an aftermarket trigger upgrade that can be adjusted to a lighter pull weight and also has no safety but we haven't gotten to that upgrade yet
Dec 19, 2019 4:20 PM # 
Mine has an Accutrigger. Is that what you're referring to? I think it adjusts the trigger pressure required, but not sure about the safety. I definitely need to figure out the gloves to use as they just added to my clumsiness the other night.
Dec 19, 2019 10:04 PM # 
Accutrigger is the stock Savage trigger, with the safety. I think this is the aftermarket one I was looking at.

Finding the right gloves is another big thing. Some cold hands people like to use mittens over gloves and remove the mittens while preparing to shoot. Some of the world cup people you will see have a slit in the trigger finger of their glove and pull the end off their finger so they can shoot with a bare trigger finger.

I have a couple different options I use depending on the weather but if it's cold enough I'll switch to the 2 layer method. Haven't tried cutting a glove finger open yet but it might almost be worth it.

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