Tactical Sniper Shooting Techniques–DVD

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David Tubb demonstrates his ideas for precision rifle shooting in a law enforcement environment. Here is an overview of some of his feats therein:

– From sling-supported prone, hold half the size a one-inch paster at 50 yards (1 MOA).
– Shooting sustained/rapid fire from sling-supported sitting, fire 5 shots inside 3 MOA.
– Starting from standing, adopt a sling-supported prone position and hit eight 8×12 inch plates at 200 yards in 12 seconds.
– Using a vehicle engine block as cover, adopt a sling-supported kneeling position, engage a 8×12 inch plate at 200 yards, and return behind cover in about five seconds.
– Police snipers typically shoot at less than 100 yards. Tubb discusses the trajectory issues and sight settings needed and performs demonstrations on coins (US quarters) to prove the point.

If you can do better than all of this, please, make your own video! I’ll gladly pay to watch it! No, there isn’t tactics in this video, rather, it is a series of marksmanship ideas useful for police snipers.

Yes, he discusses a vest he designed because it specifically addresses the police sniper’s needs. All riflemen realize the benefits of a shooting sling, but a loop sling is too slow to put on and uncomfortable to wear for long periods. The Ching sling solves the loop-up time problem for field shooting but still ties the shooter to the rifle. Tubb’s design removes the arm loop or cuff and uses the back of the vest as the attachment. A competition-style ball joint sling attachment provides instant on and off and the sling neatly tucks out of the way when not in use.

A top level shooter analyzed a real problem and offered a good solution. Better still, he provides impressive demonstrations proving the validity.

Long Range Rifle Shooting Techniques for Big Game Hunters

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This is Dave Tubb’s approach to long range rifle shooting for hunting and is one of the least innovative of the “Extreme Accuracy” video series.

He uses a rifle chambered in an over-powered wildcat cartridge and only uses a carry strap wrapped in hasty sling fashion or shooting sticks. There are some good shooting demonstrations but there was a number of hunting/field marksmanship issues ignored. He shoots watermelons standing unsupported (ugh, plinker nonsense!) and uses a steel ram target from Silhouette competition for the long range demos. Shot placement and target angle on real game animals is ignored. Tubb is an excellent marksman and his demonstrations further prove that but there are important field shooting issues not talked about here. Not to worry, most hunters don’t understand them either.

The most valuable section in here is when Tubb demonstrates the effects of different holds and the point of impact changes one can see when zeroing from a bench and then going to a held position. Even a champion rifle shooter using a custom rifle can’t trust a zero from the bench without testing it from a real, held shooting position.

Lesson learned: Hunters, get away from the damn bench rest!

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