Representative Targets


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Tired_and_hungry
June 20, 2012, 04:49 AM
I work in a South East Asian country and made a friend who is a member of the local national guard. Anyway, he told me that regular troops and draftees get priority to use the 100 meter and 300 meter ranges at military ranges while the national guard which are the country's de facto reserve force has to settle for the "short" 25 meter and 50 meter ranges. I asked him how they maintain currency with their service rifles (either styr AUGs or M4s) to hit targets beyond 50 meters and he said that their targets are miniturised.

He then handed me one of their targets and it appears to be a representation of the upper torso of a charging enemy soldier but sized at 5" x 6.25" to simulate shooting at a full sized man at long range especially if shot at 50 meters. (I have attached a scan of the target.)

My question is......what range would the target simulate if shot at:
1) 50 meters?
2) 25 meters?

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Rail Driver
June 20, 2012, 05:19 AM
Might be easier for some of us to see the target if you saved your scan as an image file instead of as a document file :)

jmorris
June 20, 2012, 08:35 AM
If your talking about bullet drop and wind effects the answer is still 50 & 25 yards. If your asking "scale" what size "charging soldier" are you trying to represent?

Tired_and_hungry
June 20, 2012, 11:35 AM
The target is supposed to simulate the top half of a 5'9" tall enemy.

WNTFW
June 20, 2012, 06:15 PM
It won't simulate any range. It is a man sized target.
So if a man is a given size at any range it won't matter. Figure what size the scale of the target is. My quick & dirty estimate is 1/4 scale. So range for the target is 4X actual range. 50M = 200m is my guess

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