Looking for Rifle Instruction (within drive of Portland, OR)

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  1. raindog

    raindog
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    I'm looking for a class on shooting accurately with a rifle.

    Shooting properly, sighting in, either with/without scope, consistency at ranges my middle-aged eyes can see, etc. Ultimately I'm looking to acquire/improve accuracy with a .308 bolt-action.

    I'm a member at TCGC but don't see anything upcoming on their schedule.

    I don't mind traveling for a weekend or something if there's a really good class within range of Portland, OR.
     
  2. Gaust

    Gaust
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    You could start with Project Appleseed. There's usually a few classes offered during the year.
     
  3. Lightborne

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    +1 for Appleseed. They'll teach you what you need to know to shoot really well.
     
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  4. Goosebrown

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    Appleseed. They teach fundamentals. I would also suggest you do it in 22 at least the first time or 22 the first day and your bolt action the second day.

    Contact @KimberCustom
     
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  5. Sgt Nambu

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    ^^^^Ditto on the .22! The fundamentals, Appleseed will teach you, are totally transferable. Good fundamentals are the best! After you have mastered them, then, shooting is the best way to learn to shoot! I been shooting for 64 years, and when I start, each time, I run down the list of fundamentals! Disclaimer, I have never shot an Appleseed event, but I have read about them as well as talked to folks about the course. Anything that universally loved is doing something right!
    Best of luck on engaging in the best, most enjoyable, sport on earth, IMHO! Learn well and practice! Remember, YOU are the instrument! Learn to pick up a rifle and shoot it to that rifles best ability for accuracy! :) SRG
     
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  6. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson
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    If I may offer a bit of advice:

    Find a shooting routine or form / stance that is safe and works for you.
    It may not be NRA approved or something my Drill Sergeant would like , but my routine and shooting stance has worked for me.
    It works because I have found a safe and comfortable shooting form / routine and practiced it with one rifle , until it has become second nature.
    I have also found that competing only with myself , has made me a better shot.
    I'm not worried how the other guy is shooting . I'm wanting to make my next shot better than my last shot.
    Andy
     
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