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How are you shooting under stress?:

How are you shooting under stress?

My shooting is terrible at the moment:-) I tried a real biathlon-track for the first time this weekend. Skis, Anschutz .22 straightpull, etc. The track was 7.5km with 5 shots prone at 2.5km and 5 shots standing at 5km. I got 2 out of 5 prone and 2 out of 5 standing... Runningtime is classified + 6 minutes penalty. Junior shooters, girls and boys, used me as a pylonmarker out on the track. Very sobering.

Torsten: You've got to try this...( don't bet with anyone!)
Oslo, Norway - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 04:18:00 (EST) 


I know what you mean, I have not tried it on ski´s, but I have signed up for our Reserve State Championship team and trained with them.
Summerbiathalon is the killer, no downhill coasting.
We shoot with a G-3 with a Platic training bolt to fire 7,62 Platic Training Ammo at 25 Meters, at a Bullseye Target.

Torsten <>
G3ermany - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 07:49:34 (EST) 

Brothers "T" in euro-pee,

neat posting on biathalon shooting, while sipping my morning expresso latte' and scrolling the newspaper I darn near choked on my biscotti.

page 1 USMC troops doing Biathalon outside of Anchorage, AK.

WARM INSIDE TODAY, bY-gAwD USA - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 09:32:45 (EST) 

That Skiing business reminds me a combination shoot I had once where any rifle,pistol,mg,or combination thereoff could be used. I'll spare you details of the course but you had to move very quickly for about 150 yards and end the match by double tapping a cardboard stationary sillouete at 75 yards and then hit a time stop plate at 15 yards (both from a barrel lying on it's side on the ground). 20 guys shot with all kinds different guns and when it was over there were 4 holes patched in the sillouete and 1/3 were disqualified because they couldn't hit the 6" stop plate before they ran out of time. You laugh!But...
B.Rogers <>
USA - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 10:39:12 (EST) 
Torf: Read your post about the biathlon shooting and it brought back some memories. Back in the 70s when I was with the 10th SFG, my team went to Elverum, Norway for a couple of months of winter warfare training. Did a lot of cold weather shooting, demolitions, ski and dog sled training (-20 C) and a couple of 60k biathlons. They were kickers. I believe we were issued 7.62 FN-FALs back then which shoot extremely well in the cold. Can't say as much for me. I remember I missed a couple at 200m for a time penalty. I think we were shooting at about 40k into the race. Between the stress, cold and adrenalin pumping a mile a minute you really had to concentrate on each shot, no matter how rushed you were. I'm sure Norway is as picturesque and lively as it was years ago. Regaurds...
Tony Y.
Iselin, NJ USA - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 22:03:30 (EST) 
To Tony Y., re. Biathlon.

So you've been to "Shooting and Winterwarfare Trainingcentre" at Elverum. I've been there several times. It's a cold place...

You were shooting Norwegian produced H&K G3's.

To Torsten:

I think ski-biathlon is more difficult. You are wearing out your arms with the ski-poles on the track. They have no "juice" left for the shootingrange.

BTW. Ski-biathlon is the most entertaining shootingevent. Especially the 4X7,5km relay. You americans should go to Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002 and watch it live.
Oslo, Norway - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 07:33:56 (EST) 


point taken on the long arms thing, exept that we run with the rifles in hand, but thats still not working them in Skiing fashion.

I went to our Winter Warfare training in Mittenwald, I hate Mountains, you know, thin wind and such!

Norway would be nice though, now if I could just get the wife to come along !
Torsten <>
scrounging G3 parts for the guy´s, in G3ermany - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 09:11:59 (EST) 

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