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Old 11-20-2010, 05:52 AM
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How to shoot a TC contender


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Back a few months I purchased a contender in a Waters 7-30. I have practiced but I think I am doing something wrong. What is the best way to hold it. Do I hold it like a rifle or a pistol, or other. I have used the bench with now problem
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:17 AM
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First, a warm welcome. Next, congrats on buying a fine gun in a great chambering.

Now, if you are talking about hunting, a rest of some kind is almost required. I've used trees, fenceposts and rocks with my hat as a cushion. But the best rest for me are my knees. I stand hunt with my Contender, and sit down with my back against something. When the shot comes, I draw up my legs so I can rest the gun atop my knees. It's almost as steady as a bench rest, and I've taken deer at amazing distances that way.

BTW, on the bench, rest the gun on the forearm, but keep the butt clear of anything solid or your impact will be high. I grip my shooting hand with the off hand right up over the base of my shooting thumb.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:57 AM
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The creedmore position works very well for long range target shooting but may not be practical for hunting .You lie on your back with knees drawn up off hand holding your head up and shooting hand resting pistol on the outside of the calf of your leg.If shooting offhand as in NRA Hunters Pistol I have found by holding the contender like a rifle (one hand on grip and other hand on forend) work the two hands against each other in a twisting motion like you are trying to unscrew the the barrel makes for a very steady offhand hold.
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