PRS: Making You a Better Hunter by LRO Editor Billy George

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In this thread we can discuss the article written by LRO Editor Billy George. The article tell about PRS shooting school offered by RBros Rifles and Travis and Jesse Redell.

Click HERE to read the article.

 

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Great article. It may not have been worded this way, but I like how the author pointed out how even an experienced and or higher level shooter can learn something new. I feel this is true no matter what you shoot. As long as you leave the pride aside, and go to the class with an open mind you will learn a lot.

My my local range has a PRS club and they put on shoots every month. Sometimes the theme of the day is full blown PRS running to the roof top and shooting sideways on a decline, crawling through a tube and shooting from there, or shooting prone from varrious distances on the 1000 yard range. I think this is all good practice because as hunters we won't always be able to take that prone shot, and when we have actual knowledge of our effective shooting/hunting distance from different shooting positions we know when we can or can't make that shot.

I will admit it is a little intimidating to go and shoot with these guys with there velcro, tacti-cool bags, and sport specific rifles ( 16-18 pound rifles that don't move an inch when fired ), and I have had some of the PRS guys give me a shot about having a rifle that isn't set up for PRS. This was done in good fun, and I promptly told them elk speak MOA and will spot your Velcro from 1000 yards out. A prompt smile and a head nod from the PRS guys quickly followed. These were also the guys that were very willing to help/watch me while I shoot so that I can fix what ever it is that I am doing that causes me to not spot my own hits. Actually everyone out there is very will to help, and talk about skills or gear. All the new guys have to do is ask.

Over all I think as hunters there is a lot that can be learned from PRS shooting and applied to hunting. Plus it's another reason for more range time.
 

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Thanks for the review guys. It is always a great pleasure watching students grow throughout the class. Shooting PRS matches has definitely made me a more versatile hunter, and we try our best to convey some of that when doing our LR hunting classes as well.
 

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Thanks for the review guys. It is always a great pleasure watching students grow throughout the class. Shooting PRS matches has definitely made me a more versatile hunter, and we try our best to convey some of that when doing our LR hunting classes as well.

Great article indeed! I wish there was more PRS here.....Jesse where can I find info on your class? I browsed your site but did see anything about classes. Looking forward to further my abilities in precision shooting.
As a side note I did a prs style event last July....I got owned haha I need so much practice with different positions it's not even funny
 

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We will get some more info up the website as we get a schedule figured out for the coming year. It's hunting season now and that tends to take priority for a few months :)
 

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Good article, I got into tactical matches ( prior to there being PRS) for the sole reason to make me a better hunter. This sport will teach you that there is more than one way to make a hit and the day you think you know it all is the day you need to quit. There is always more to learn.

I challenged myself this year by putting down the bolt rifle to compete with a AR-6.5 creedmoor I put together. Turned out rather well... Both the rifle and the challenge. I've proven to myself that an AR can be competitive to more than myself. And now that the bolt rifle has come back out for hunting season I believe the experience has made me an even better bolt shooter.
 

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