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    Default sheep/goat hunters: percentage of shot type taken 1. prone 2 offhand

    For conversation's sake.......just seeing who of the bold sheep hunters out there have taken an offhand shot.......

    could be 3 prone, 1 offhand for simplicity.....let us know.

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    1 goat at 40 yards off hand, 1 sheep at 130 yards sitting with a rock rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska_Lanche View Post
    1 goat at 40 yards off hand, 1 sheep at 130 yards sitting with a rock rest.
    Nice! so could you be considered 50/50 offhand/prone, supported ect. ?

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    a goat and 3 sheep........................All Prone !!!! (just like a military sniper)

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    1 sheep at about 30 yards from an unsupported sitting position.

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    1 goat seated w/ a bolder for a rest

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    4 prone off backpack....1 standing with my bow.....haha!

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    2 sheep - Prone and 2 goats - Prone

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    6 goats (offhand, mix offhand/prone, prone, prone, prone, offhand)
    2 sheep (mix prone/offhand, prone)
    countless Alpine deer and thats always a mix of prone, pack, off hand

    If given the option, prone.

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    4 sheep (5 if you count a ewe), all prone or kneeling with a rest of some sort. One was taken only 10 seconds after first spotting the ram, but I still managed to figure out a rest. Thus far I've only taken two animals offhand while standing - one deer and one caribou. Neither were perfect shots, so I try to go with the shot I know I can make.

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    Two sheep... Kneeling with boulder rest, and kneeling unsupported (both about 70 yds). Prone would be my choice if given to opportunity, but sometimes you just need the extra bit of elevation.

    Lots of high mountain caribou taken either kneeling or sitting. Only one that I can recall shot offhand.

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    One sheep, 300 yards, prone with no rest

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    6 Sheep 1 Goat.
    Sheep-2 standing with rest. Yes it was steep
    - 2 prone, no rest other than elbows.
    -1 sitting with rest.
    -1 kneeling with rest.
    Goat-I think I remember a huge boulder I was using for cover but can't remember if I used it to steady my rifle. So much for senior moment. LOL

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    1 goat,
    244yds
    Standing prone. very steep.

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    1 goat seated with shooting sticks. 1 sheep prone off backpack.

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    Can't believe some of y'all have actually made offhand shots, simply amazing and bragging rights for sure. It's certainly a shooting position that although is rare in sheep/goat country, it may be an attribute of a mountain rifle that some might overlook. I guess it's not out of the question when handling some of the extremely light rifles: How does this gun feel or settle on target from the offhand?

    I have a 5.5 lb. rifle and I seem to miss shots on small game from the offhand at times due to trigger creep. Any slight tremor along with trigger creep combines to make for terrible offhand shooting with this light little rifle.

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    Off hand if they are moving, rested in a sitting position if I have time and they stay still, just an easy drop from standing.
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

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    4 sheep prone 1 sheep offhand (probably one of my better shots in recent memory) 1 goat prone.

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    1 goat 100 yds offhand downhill shot
    1 sheep 250yds slightly downhill prone first shot - 2nd shot sitting offhand
    1 caribou 260 in the perfect prone.

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