What is your favorite field shooting position?

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Wambli,
    Are you going to start hunting with a handgun?
    I think I’d like to.  Planing a short local hunt in February right now.  Might actually just take a .44 mag with me to see how I like it.
    Only way to start handgun hunting, is to not take a rifle-Good luck!
    This is not true. 
    For some people, it is in their own words, they never would use the handgun , until it was their only option...I knew you were going to respond to this almost verbatim. HA!
    I know a number of people who carry both.  I do the same thing sometime with specialty pistols and revolvers.

    But it’s still not true. It is NOT the ONLY way to start handgun hunting. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    edited January 6 #33
    Zee said:
    So take both. 
    I think that's the smart move.
    Anything within range of the handgun gets the handgun. Outside that, the rifle. 

    No opportunity lost. 

    Easy peesy. 

    Now, if you end up shooting one within handgun range by using the rifle.........well......you suck at resolve. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,530 Senior Member
    For position I prefer prone, probably because that is how a very large and loud Sergeant taught me to shoot.  Real world Military and hunting experience taught me to use the steadiest that is available.  It seem like either a back pack or leaning against a tree is what I have used the most.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,441 Senior Member
    Leaning against a round bail.......or sitting!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Anything within range of the handgun gets the handgun. Outside that, the rifle. 

    No opportunity lost. 

    Now, if you end up shooting one within handgun range by using the rifle.........well......you suck at resolve. 
    That is very reasonable.
    I have had a number of people tell me that they suck at resolve...
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,440 Senior Member
    Well... not really. Some of  us are like Quigley. Can use a handgun, but have little "use" for one.

    Mike
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
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