I got a relatively late start at serious shooting, starting with a 1911 in 2001. I shot USPSA at club level matches and a couple Area matches before getting a “real job”, which made attending regular matches almost impracticable.
In 2009 I became obsessed with rifle shooting. That year I started attending Appleseed shoots. I shot a “Rifleman” score on the first day of my first shoot and worked my way up to a full instructor by December. By spring of the following year I was a Shoot Boss.
At some point I realized that I “knew” too much to learn any more, and that I was spending all my spare time teaching and not doing much shooting. Shooters were showing up at Appleseed shoots shooting higher scores than I could. I wondered how effective I could be as an instructor if I wasn’t keeping my skills up as a shooter. I decided to hang up my Appleseed hats and to take charge of my continuing education with a rifle on my own.
In May of 2011 I decided to begin documenting my progress in rifle shooting via a blog. Being extremely curious as to the finer points of using a rifle, and not being able to find information about that kind of stuff online, I decided to learn it and fill the information gap myself. I hope that what I do here will provide useful information or a source of some interest to you.