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Outdoors with Lauren: Military Style Shooting


It's no secret that Sports Director Lauren Magiera likes to try new things. This week on Outdoors with Lauren, she takes on a challenge that might have her in over her head.

I'm always interested in new approaches to shooting. After competing in the 600-yard shooting competition this summer, I wanted to try a new style.

"If you've seen any world war II movie, youve seen these rifles in use," high-powered rifle competitor Jim Kesy said.

Kesy showed me how to shoot military-style, using a M-1 rifle.

He Helps me find a posture and strap setting that helps me feel more confident. But he warns me this is just practice. I plan on competing in a few weeks in an organized match. And he says that will be much more difficult.

"This type of shooting is done out on the grass," Kesy said. "It's not done on a bench so your prone position is lying down. Sitting is self explanatory and off hand is standing."

It's obvious I need a little more practice at the shooting range before I feel ready to showcase this new style of shooting.

But after all, practice makes perfect.


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