Practical Accuracy Humor - Minute-of ______?


January 27, 2012, 05:26 PM
I've heard a fair amount of funny versions of the phrase "minute of angle" when describing a rifle's practical accuracy, such as:

-Minute of Buck
-Minute of Squirrel
-Minute of Watermelon
-Minute of Pizza Box
-Minute of Pie Plate
-Minute of Nazi (in reference to the Mosin Nagant)
-Minute of Dissident (Describing AK47 accuracy)

What is your version of minute of ______?

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January 27, 2012, 05:48 PM

Andrew Wyatt
January 27, 2012, 05:49 PM

January 27, 2012, 05:50 PM
I heard minute of mattress on here awhile back, to describe a shot with a certain rifle at 1000 meters.

And today, actually....MOA stood for Minute of Arrow. A friend and I were taking turns with the .22, trying to shoot an arrow out of a tree that someone got it stuck in....Lemme tell yea...Aluminum arrows are TOUGH! We ran through 3 10 round magazines shooting this thing at 30 yards, hitting and missing frequently. By the time we were done, the arrow was riddled with holes but still hanging on in the tree. I shot it 1 final time and it finally gave up the fight, lol.

January 27, 2012, 05:51 PM
We have winner.

Andrew Wyatt
January 27, 2012, 05:51 PM
Wait. i don't think i did that right.

January 27, 2012, 05:54 PM
But was it worse than Minute of Minivan

January 27, 2012, 05:54 PM
We've taken to using the term goblin pretty exclusively.

Jim Watson
January 27, 2012, 05:55 PM
I say that a friend's .50-70 Sharps conversion carbine shoots Minute of Commanche.
But of course that is Ethnically Insensitive.

January 27, 2012, 06:13 PM
I've heard "minute of barn door"

January 27, 2012, 06:27 PM
Bucket, like Quigley Down Under. ;)

dagger dog
January 27, 2012, 06:30 PM
Minute of rice, now that's accuracy!

January 27, 2012, 06:42 PM
I use Minute of Pop Can. If I can hit a pop can offhand at 50 yards with a rifle, I figure that's good enough for me. :)

451 Detonics
January 27, 2012, 07:07 PM
I always said Mini-14's would shoot minute of felon...

January 27, 2012, 07:09 PM
"groundhog" for me

January 27, 2012, 07:22 PM
Minute of arc.

Minute of angle.

Same thing.

January 27, 2012, 07:29 PM
Lets try not to suck all the humor out of this thread.
Minute of yo' Momma. :D

Art Eatman
January 27, 2012, 07:51 PM
Folks get to talking about home defense with a rifle, I figure that minute of torso is pretty good...

January 27, 2012, 08:05 PM
I use "minute of bad guy."

January 27, 2012, 08:07 PM
minute of zombie

January 27, 2012, 08:08 PM
Minute of winged it?

35 Whelen
January 27, 2012, 09:47 PM
Minute of backstop.

Sam Cade
January 27, 2012, 10:00 PM
Minute of Waiting...between shots when shooting frontstuffers.

January 27, 2012, 10:05 PM
Thassa good'n. :cool: :D

January 27, 2012, 10:05 PM
Minute of bowling pin.

January 27, 2012, 10:09 PM
Minute of clay pigeon.
Minute of paper plate.

January 27, 2012, 10:46 PM
"Minute-of-moron" in recognition of the two morons who tried to unlawfully enter our home when I was 17-years-old. Let's just say that the sight of even a "lowly" .30-30 Win bolt-action rifle, is a mighty big stick when it comes to persuasive communication.

Sometimes you just have to lighten-up, and have fun. Fun thread. Thanks for starting it.


January 27, 2012, 10:59 PM
Minute of man or in true MOA spirit, Minute of <deleted> in reference to a rifle plenty good enough for home defense.

January 27, 2012, 11:51 PM
Minute of Mall Ninja!

January 27, 2012, 11:55 PM
Minute of a barn,,the whole barn,,

Ignition Override
January 27, 2012, 11:59 PM
Minute of small Coke bottle with orange paint, from 30-50 yards.
The new (aperture) Tech Sight on the SKS is a major improvement, and the original Spanish FR8s do pretty well.

January 28, 2012, 12:05 AM
Minute of a barn,,the whole barn,,
...from the inside.

January 28, 2012, 01:11 AM
My personal favorite is Minute - of - Deer :D gotta love those old hunters ;)

January 28, 2012, 01:21 AM
Minute of Dime

January 28, 2012, 01:25 AM
My favorite is minute of dinner plate.
If a rifle can't hold to a 9" plate @ 100 meters and a pistol can't keep bullets on the same plate at 25 meters, the gun needs work or needs to be replaced.

January 28, 2012, 03:15 AM
I am a big proponent of minute of golf ball for my .22's. My dad and I like to play 18 holes at the range. The old man needs glasses to read a book but usually beats me with iron sights:confused:

January 28, 2012, 03:29 AM
Minute of thick steel plate... Mosins are fun.

January 28, 2012, 05:58 AM
Minute of Waiting...between shots when shooting frontstuffers.


More than a minute!

January 28, 2012, 09:25 AM
I like minute of ark. 300 cubits by 50 cubits by 30 cubits. Cubits being about twenty inches, if you can't hit a minute of ark, throw the gun overboard.

January 28, 2012, 09:45 AM
Ive used minute of buoy on the river :evil:

January 28, 2012, 09:50 AM
Not to brag, but I have a 100% hit-rate on minute-of-earth. Doesn't matter what direction I fire, the load, I can even to it blindfolded. I've never missed. I do think that of all of the variables, the single most significant one has been gravitational pull. :scrutiny:


Ky Larry
January 28, 2012, 11:08 AM
Minute of milk jug.

Minute of Minute Maid (orange juice)

Minute of milk of magnesia

Minute of clock

January 28, 2012, 11:11 AM
Minute of Burr.

A. Hamilton

January 28, 2012, 11:30 AM
Minute of pigeon (clay) :)

Minute of water balloon (swinging from tree limb) :) :)

January 28, 2012, 11:33 AM
Minute of burgler

Minute of gnat's eyeball

Minute of housefly-poop

January 28, 2012, 11:34 AM
I've said "It'll shoot Minute of Close" before.

January 28, 2012, 11:44 AM
minute of squirrel , groundhog A.K.A whistlepig , minute of coyote are my most used ones

January 28, 2012, 11:48 AM
Around here, I we use MOG, which would be "Minute of Gopher" for sighting in the gopher guns. Also MOTT, which is "Minute of Timber Tiger" which would be Chipmunks.

January 28, 2012, 03:06 PM

January 28, 2012, 07:06 PM
Minute of berm.

January 28, 2012, 08:55 PM
How about MO B.S.? There's a lot of it here :evil:

January 28, 2012, 09:27 PM
Minute or less of time it takes to google and learn that the term "minute" describes 1/60 of something... so it doesn't make a lot of sense when describing the ability to hit a deer or pie plate or bad guy!

January 29, 2012, 01:21 AM
Minute of tannerite it always a fun one!

January 29, 2012, 03:02 AM
I second that SharkHat. When we shoot precision rifle, we shoot about 1/3 minute of Clay Pigeons at 300 yards

January 29, 2012, 03:06 AM
minute of bull in the arse with a scoop shovel

January 30, 2012, 04:07 AM
"Minute of No. 2 Washtub" is popular among some of the heavily armed comic-geniuses with whom I associate.

January 30, 2012, 09:08 AM

It's not a chat room, we log in daily, some threads go for weeks.

Minute of whatever is common, and shows the emphasis on accuracy that many shooters have. On the other hand, tactical shooters tend toward number of hits in the least amount of time. A triple tap in fractions of a second doesn't seem to have a cute math expression to misuse yet.

Andrew Wyatt
January 30, 2012, 10:43 AM
you guys are doing it backwards. it should be ______ of angle.

Torso of angle

Milk jug of angle.

January 31, 2012, 12:26 AM
minute of apple, one of my favorite targets. but it's usually only one shot !!

mr tikka
January 31, 2012, 05:22 AM
In Aus we usually refer to minutes of dead.

January 31, 2012, 06:19 PM
I use Minute of zombie! With my 17HMR it's Minute of dime! Seriously love that thing :-)

January 31, 2012, 06:22 PM
minute of "too shamed to tell ya"

January 31, 2012, 06:27 PM
Minute of your @rse. (no-one in particular of course.)

January 31, 2012, 06:39 PM
mooooom HKGuns is picking on meeeeeeeeeeeeeee he said minute of my arse

February 1, 2012, 12:33 AM
for that especially unreliable semi auto in your collection

minute of silence

February 1, 2012, 12:39 AM
Minute of old engine parts.

February 1, 2012, 02:48 AM
minute of hillside
minute of slow clock
minute of tourbus
minute of last shot
minute of moose
minute of tinker(my family's word for gong)
minute of caboose
minute of stinker

February 1, 2012, 01:39 PM
Minute of Hallway

February 1, 2012, 02:30 PM
Minute of Daughter's Boyfriend...

February 1, 2012, 02:41 PM
I owned one of the pumpkin batch Model 70s, gunsmith said they won't hold minute of pumpkin at a hundred yards.

February 1, 2012, 07:16 PM
Mine has always been minute of paper plate.

The 9" ones perfectly cover the kill zone on a white tail and work well for other targets.

Art Eatman
February 1, 2012, 09:22 PM
Wait a minute. I'll be back later...

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