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tommyid1
10-02-2009, 4:14 PM
I went out to the range today with my father so he could shoot his rifle he just finished building. We stayed for a couple hours shooting the **** with some other guys there and sighted in his rifle and took turns shooting 3 shot groups. We shot maybe 8 3 shot groups a piece through our rifles. I just put a new matech rear sight on my 20" upper and wanted to sight it in as well. Overall it was a really nice day out at the range. There was no wind and it was sunny plus the plethora of EBR's made me happy :D but anyways here is the last two groups I shot after throwing a shootnsee on the target. The ones outside the shootnsee were from earlier rounds sighting the rifle in. The group in the red circle was my best today and the blue was turning out really great also and then that little bastard at the bottom happened. I hate ruining potentially good groups like that. I don't even know if it was me or the ammo. BTW this was all from 100 yards shooting sitting on the bench at USI in concord


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Write Winger
10-02-2009, 4:57 PM
I have a feeling if you were shooting at anything living, it wouldn't matter much how far outside your grouping that third one hit :D

Nice shootin' tex.

bomb_on_bus
10-02-2009, 5:04 PM
Dude thats still good shooting! That group in the red is a sweet group and most people would have called the one on the bottom a "flyer" or excused it some other way.

I really just only see the center group anyways, although the snd group at top looks like it was working its way to be a tighter group until the 3rd round came into play.

But still damn good shootin!

Black Majik
10-02-2009, 5:07 PM
Dude, iron sights?! That's decent shooting in my book!

97F1504RAD
10-02-2009, 5:09 PM
I have a feeling if you were shooting at anything living, it wouldn't matter much how far outside your grouping that third one hit :D

Nice shootin' tex.

Exactly, I personally do not get to wrapped up in grouping as I am not into precision target shooting. As long as I can keep them in the kill zone that is all I really care about. And everyone gets a stray once in awhile.

Nessal
10-02-2009, 5:33 PM
I LOVE shooting irons. I don't know what it is, but shooting irons is SO much more gratifying for me personally. I actually put more shooting time into irons over my optics. Also sometimes people throw on optics the first chance they get and don't really work up their iron shooting skills.

Beelzy
10-02-2009, 5:59 PM
LOL!....It was you, I have seen groups like that before.

Some have been mine!

Not too shabby nonetheless.

beast556
10-02-2009, 6:21 PM
Looks good to me. With practice it will get better.

JTROKS
10-02-2009, 6:29 PM
Those are some good grouping. What ammo were you using?

Darklyte27
10-02-2009, 6:47 PM
not bad

Justintoxicated
10-02-2009, 6:55 PM
jeez at 100 yards I need a spotting scope to see the bullseye, the FSP would take up most of the target...

tommyid1
10-02-2009, 7:55 PM
Shooting magtech 223 value pack stuff. My eyes are pretty decent I guess when I get out to shoot 2-300 yards is when I start having trouble seeing but then again its all about consistency

be1498
10-03-2009, 6:40 AM
Like it. Good job!

Jpach
10-03-2009, 10:17 AM
Thats not a bad group, start shooting 5 shot groups so you get a better idea of what you are capable of. 3 Shot groups can be very misleading and just not very representative of what you and the rifle can do.

JTROKS
10-03-2009, 10:57 AM
I saw someone at the range that had a scope on his AR and he was happy about putting all his rounds in an 8x11 piece of paper at 100 yards shooting supported on the bench.

ElvenSoul
10-03-2009, 1:04 PM
Anything within that 8 Circle is a Kill

swerv512
10-03-2009, 2:16 PM
better than some people with scopes on their rifles..... nice shootin!

socomIInato
10-03-2009, 2:27 PM
benches are for adj. sights. stand up and see what you can really do without being supported by the bench. still that`s a good group with iron sights. too many shooters think they are able to shoot tight groups, but are fooling themselves unless they practice unsupported shooting position and see what they`re rifle and themselves are capable of. IMO!

tommyid1
10-03-2009, 2:29 PM
I was pretty much able to hold it in the black w my m1a offhand but that was shooting w a sling. Do you guys practice offhand without a sling?

socomIInato
10-03-2009, 2:33 PM
I was pretty much able to hold it in the black w my m1a offhand but that was shooting w a sling. Do you guys practice offhand without a sling?

I practice both on all my rifles!

sevensix2x51
10-03-2009, 2:40 PM
i never shoot offhand without a sling.... a sling is not a crutch, its an integral part of the rifle.

ElvenSoul
10-04-2009, 3:42 PM
First practice at about 35yards hitting the target holding the rifle any which way. In a hunt or combat you have to be flexible. Next take the target out to 75 yards and do the same drills. Then bring the target back to 35yards and do it all over again, but speed it up. Continue doing drills like this and you will see your groupings get small and smaller. Soon you will have the confidence to take your rifle out into the field and hit anything you want. This is how my great uncle Orin a marine who served in WWII and Korea taught me how to shoot.

Joe
10-04-2009, 5:29 PM
I can barely hit the target at 100yards with iron sights. No joke :O

ledman
10-04-2009, 6:36 PM
I just use bolwing pins at 100 yards, If I can knock them down with iron sights I feel I am doing OK, I am not a "bullseye" type shooter, I know if the SHTF, whatever I am aiming at will most likey be a bigger target than a bowling pin, SO, with that said, that is good shooting with iron sights dude!