Ok maybe I'm just not trainned enough but I personally find I can only get myself so close to the ground and still be able to use my sights and hit targets while managing rifle recoil.
I keep readin or hearing people complain about pistol grips and magazines getting in the way of shooting prone.
I'm starting to wonder if Im doing it wrong.
Using say a SKS, M1 Grand etc which are both very smooth straight line designs I tend to keep my upper body up as high as if I were shooting an ak or ar. If I try to get any lower the stock doesnt connect with my shoulder as it should, I can't see the sights, and i can't get the rifle on target at 100.
Any body care to show any pictures of just how low to the ground they can get with such a rifle in prone while still hitting their targets?
At the end if the video. All
I got on hand. But it's an AR, sorry.
Thats about as low as I can get before I start running into issues with sight picture, recoil management and hitting the target.
I've never had magazines or pistol grips get in the way while prone before. So I'm confused when people throw forward the arguement that they can get lower to the ground and shoot back with an sks vs an AK
Here's a good tutorial.
Some links to more tips are at the bottom of that link.
A blog post I made
that covers some of the basics, too. With links.
Note that if you are going to shoot with a sling, your prone position can be closer to the ground. Shooting prone without the sling will require a bit more upright prone position.