Keep going man! The more of us there are the better everyone is!
Small piece of advice... take it for what it's worth... when you're standing with the AR, rather than lean back and wrapping your upper body around the AR, lean forward. Better control and follow up Typically that is one of the first things I notice with my new shooters and the EBR's .. so I noticed it when you were shooting yours. Not meant to be nit picky, just hopefully helpful.
Badshot, Thanks for the advice i will do so next time i go to the range, this is why i took the video in the first place so i can get advice from guys who have more AR exprience and i dont mind the advice i can use what ever ideas you guys can give me bec. this is such i nice rifle and i want to get familiar with it..my next question is how can i clean inside the barrel? i have those cleaning rods, the basic kit and 2x it freak me out becs it got stuck:shock: and i'm like @#$% what happen. so any tips would be much appreciated..
Topper about the brands of ar I just went with the bushmaster bec. the price was lower than a rock river arms in the other gunshop that i go too, its was a + that it is a good brand..If you go to AR15.com there is a bunch of info that will make your head spin on which one is good..I guess it come down to who has what you are looking for on an AR..For me I Like it A LOT
my next question is how can i clean inside the barrel? i have those cleaning rods, the basic kit and 2x it freak me out becs it got stuck:shock: and i'm like @#$% what happen. so any tips would be much appreciated..
That and the OTIS cleaning kits with their wire rod.
Your firing stance is very very very typical of new assault rifle shooters. It's comfortable, it feels fairly natural and there are some folks I see doing it that do it just fine. When I'm shooting off hand at ranges beyond 100m I shoot that way.. then again I get a third point rest by putting my elbow on the beer belly .. but that being said, just keep that same basic upper posture; meaning fairly wrapped around the stock, shoulders rolled forward and get a good leg support stance - you should think kinda like a fighters springy stance, knees slightly bent, feet shoulder width apart with one slightly in front, kinda like you're pushing something heavy up hill - and then lean forward enough that you have a center of balance with a slight forward cant.
Let me know if that doesn't make sense, I'll find pictures somewhere that will show you what I mean.
And about branding and best of the best of the best of the best... oi! run a search here on that one, it'll make your head spin easily. Matter of fact you might want to start here and then after you're done getting your head facing the right direction again, think about hitting ARFCOM for more detail and drivel
Bore snake for a quick clean but patches and bore brush for a more detailed cleaning session.
On the stance, try this. Square yourself off to the target, feet shoulder width apart, drop your stong leg back just a little. Keeping your back straight, bend at your knees (like you are going to squat at the gym or sit in a chair) and lean into the weapon. This should give you a pretty stable shooting platform. This is how I was trained and I'm by no means an expert, this is just my .02 cents.
Here is a picture of my TBS roommate doing some box drills. Not the best picture but you can get an idea of the shooting stance I'm talking about.
Edit: Just saw Badshot's post....got beat to the point. Hopefully between the our two posts and the pic you can get the idea of what we are talking about. If not, throw up any question you got!
That's pretty much what I was talking about. The spread of the feet will be different for each shooter. An easy way to tell if you have a good stance is to take 4 steps forward and 4 steps back.. if you keep your balance and are able to keep the weapon in the right position then you're doing it right. Next you'll do the same thing, but go right and left from the starting stance. After that, do the same drill, just shooting this time.