A data book is an invaluable tool along a shooters journey, provided that one does not get lost in it as a distraction during a session. Proper use of a data book during slow-fire, using what is know as the “shot behind method” can help the shooter with many important skills – such as:
• calling shots
• establishing & maintaining confident zeros
• keeping track of sight setting changes due to varying conditions throughout a string.
Video tutorial on how to use a data book to plot shots in slow-fire using the “shot behind method”.
A well kept data book also serves as a great backup scorecard, should a scorekeeper loose track of how many rounds have been fired in a stage. Sometimes it’s as easy as going back over the data book to identify two or three shots in the same location as the shot left off the scorecard.