Went to the range (pics)


May 15, 2007, 12:18 PM
Hey everyone! Over the weekend I went to the range and shot my 2 rifles. Just wanted to post a pic of my results. This was at 50 yards. I thought it was pretty good for one of my first times to the range. Thanks for looking


^ excuse the pic, it seems to be backwards, lol


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Dr. Dickie
May 15, 2007, 12:20 PM
This was at 50 feet.

Good job, but you mean yards, right?

May 15, 2007, 12:23 PM
^edited :)

May 15, 2007, 01:16 PM
What kind of rifles were you shooting?

May 15, 2007, 01:16 PM
You'll get better & better grouping with practice. What kind of rifle are you shooting? If it's a .30 caliber your bullit trajectory will be similar @ 200 yards as it is at 50.

Here's my target from Saturday @ 200 Yards with a Remington 700 CDL, Bushnell 3200 3-9x40 scope. 40 rounds fired.

Sniper X
May 15, 2007, 01:28 PM
Ill guess an SKS

May 15, 2007, 01:58 PM
Yugo SKS (7.62x39) and a Mosin Nagant (7.62x54R)

May 15, 2007, 02:05 PM
From the target, I would guess a couple of things.

You were standing, shooting "offhand" (no support rest).
You were shooting with open sights (no scope).

Points to ponder:

If you deliberately breathe in a cadence, shooting at the same point, your shots will group tighter.
If you keep the same sight picture every time (line sights up the same way) your shots will group tighter.
If your footing is stable, you will "wobble" less in your stance, and your shots will group tighter.
A consistent trigger pull/squeeze that doesn't pull to either side or up/down will yield tighter groups.
Consistent grouping is more important than speed; the speed comes later.
Find a more experienced shooter -- who actually shoots well -- and watch what he does.

Keep practicing.

You're doing fine.

May 15, 2007, 02:08 PM
ArfinGreebly - you hit the nail on the head man! I was standing without scopes. Thanks for the hints, I need to work on my stance a little and go a little slower to practice my shots. Thanks!

May 15, 2007, 02:13 PM
You kept it all MOBG (minute of bad guy) so that's a good start! Other's have also given you good advice for improving on what you've already done.

Happy shooting!

May 15, 2007, 02:28 PM
Also, after taking a shot do not immediatley look away from the target. Maintain a follow up of about 3 or so seconds. If you immediatley look away after the shot you can jerk the rifle throwing the shot off.

May 15, 2007, 02:35 PM
Keep it up!

May 15, 2007, 02:53 PM
Thanks for all the support guys!

Mr White
May 15, 2007, 05:32 PM
Not bad for your first time out and shooting offhand to boot.

Offhand is a great test for a good shooter but a terrible test for a new shooter. It takes a lot of practice to keep that gun steady while standing with no support.

Try shooting from a good supported sitting or prone position. Your groups will get much smaller just from that alone.

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