Air Rifle Shooting : Introduction

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Air Rifle Shooting : Introduction

Post by gverma » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:43 pm

Some of the people on this forum know me others do not.
Some may remember me as the guy who came in almost an year ago and did not know the butt off a rifle from its stock.

Well I have learnt over the time quite a bit of things and have faced a whole bunch of issues because of lack of material on this subject.

So I wanted to start a series of topics on introduction to air rifle shooting. Please note I am not a great expert like hvj1. All I will try to do is share my experiences and knowledge which obviously will dwarf in front of more respected members.

The topics I had in mind are as under (for standing position with air rifle only). I will talk a little about each topic every day and try to complete this series.

1. List of equipment to be purchased for air rifle shooting and dealers both in India and outside India
1 a. Kit
1 b. Rifle
1 c. Books
1 d. Other stuff
2. How to take a shot
2 a. Standing
2 b. Breathing
2 c. Looking through rear site
2 d. Fire
2 e. Follow through
2 f. How do I know I did it right
3. Exercises - With the rifle
3 a. Holding
3 b. Dry fire
3 c. Group Shooting
3 d. Playing match
3 e. How to get better - Dry firing vs Shooting
3 g. Timer Shots
3 f. Playing matches
4. Exercises - Out of range
4 a. Yoga
4 b. Skipping
4 c. Weight's
4 d. Swimming
4 e. Crystal's and Water fall music
4 f. Crunches
5. Diet and dehydration
5 a. What to eat?
5 b. What not to eat?
5 c. What about alcohol?
5 d. How to ensure you do not get dehydrated during training's
5 e. Sugar and Carbhohydrated
5 f. Protines, Minerals
6. Recording your daily activities
6 a. How to record using the given sheet
6 b. The log book
6 c. How to improve using the leasson's learnt
7. How to play the match
7 a. Sighter
7 b. Shooting
7 c. Dos and Dont's
8. Importing air rifle
8 a. Lets get it using post
9. Custom's notifications
9 a. Link's and copies of custom notification's for import of rifle's and pellets
10. State Rifle association
10 a. How to get into them and why get into them
11. National Rifle Association of India
11 a. How and why

Please note the information given in this document is my openion and how do things.

Please let me know if you would like to add more topics

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Re: Air Rifle Shooting : Introduction

Post by to_saptarshi » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:20 pm


Fantastic Idea and a great start. I am sure it will be of great help for lot of people including me. You have covered pretty much everything , Just like to mention in point B "Rifle" do cover the basic adjustment process , like how to setup your stock correctly, adjusting LOP etc. Also in Dry trainning are you planning to cover simulators like scatt, Rika, Noptel etc and the basic analysis like sway , traces understanding ?

Sincerely looking for the series and thanks again for the idea and effort in advance.

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Re: Air Rifle Shooting : Introduction

Post by tonysilas » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:31 am

Glad you came up with this plan. :)

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Re: Air Rifle Shooting : Introduction

Post by essdee1972 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:42 am

What an idea, Sirjee!!!! Will be a great help. Please include some advice for Indian made break-barrel springers, as this type would probably be the first airgun most of newbies would use (well, I do use one, so extrapolating... :wink: ).
Thanks a lot! Will owe you a large one!

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Re: Air Rifle Shooting : Introduction

Post by airgun_novice » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:11 pm

:idea: Wonderful initiative! :idea:
Certainly looking forward to it and learning from it. Hope that it would help novices like me climb up a rung or two.

Once done and when members like me share our experiences you could incorporate and try to write up a book on the training part of the sport - something named like "Air Rifle Shooter's Primer" or "Novice's guide to Air Rifle Shooting" or "ABC of Air Rifle Shooting" and incorporate our experiences in shaded boxes. What say gverma ? Good Luck!!! :cheers:
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Re: Air Rifle Shooting : Introduction

Post by gverma » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:50 am

I am all bought in, lets do it :-)

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