i knew it was gona to happen.........just glad it was during a club shoot, and not a league or nationals.
there i was, everything going well, then i missed 6 in a row ie 2 whole lanes.......... 1 or 2, i know it's me, but 6 %-6 i was convinced it was the rifle..........i was furious, i was about to throw the rig into the pond near by (did once with my golf clubs), i even work out how i was gona get cash from my portfolio first thing monday morning and get myself the steyr/ev2 (determined by stock availability).
then someone suggested "did you dial-in?"
"ofcourse i did", i replied............ then i saw, i was a whole rev out !ill %-6 ~ . obviously i forgot to "return".
suppose, i've learnt my lesson now, no more Failed to Dial -In in the future............i hope
Shoot with mill-dots, it is safe.hehehehoho I'm too thick to dial.
Did that at our clubs league shoot. Cost me three targets before I woke up.
Get yourself into this routine ! (learnt the hard way)
works very well for ME :
Focus yourself, forget about the previous and the next target
Look at target with the naked eye.
Estimate the distance
shoulder the gun
look over the scope at the target
put eye to scope and rangefind
do required scope adjustments (if not using mildots)
look at the target again
check settings again
load the gun
shoulder the gun and look over the scope at the target (finger off the trigger)
put eye to scope and look at target
finger on trigger
continue to look at the target for 5 seconds after you took the shot
change scope back to initial zero\
Move on to the next target.
[blockquote] change scope back to initial zero [/blockquote]
This part was left out of the equation &|
I'm working very hard on perfecting this routine, I have also made the not dialed in properly mistake more than once.
Don't wanne make it when it REALLY counts. Club and League shoots aren't the end of the world, but imagine it happening in Nationals or even Worlds, don't even want to think of it &|
I dont use mill dots, or dailing, just a little DOT in the middle of my scope and compensate (very unprofesianal i know)... but seems to be doing the job. Maybe i should still invest in some mill dots though...
I havent found a scope i can trust enough to use dialing methods. I dont feel i can even trust my lynx. maybe a leupold is a different story thou...
FDI - "Failed to Dial In".
lol - I had other wording to go along with that acronym initially.
F#$^ Dialing In
Jason, I agree with u on the dialing and the doubts about consistency, when I dial the turret down I first go up to relieve tube tension and then dial down again, when I dial up I turn past the required setting and then come back down again.
This tip came from Dale.
Leupold ... good, budget ... bad
More like F$(5ing Dumb Idiot, a pet name for myself when the wheels fall off the bus.
Ja. I can name a few other wordings for that FDI thing that I am very good at, but this is a respectable forum and I will not repeat such words here..
Luckily I have a training partner who has my full permission to whack me on the head(it's empty anyway) when she notices me doing that! I've been using the 'Freestate holdover' method for too long and must now get into the habit of dialing.Eish I can feel my head zinging for the next fun shoot already.