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What is a good group

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by gab909, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. gab909

    gab909 Well-Known Member

    I reloaded some 45 for the first time and took them down to the range. 5.5 gr of Unique under a 200 gr RNFP. Not being a good pistol shooter, is a Baseball size group at 25 yards pretty good. Hell I was happy with it, I would have been happy with a Basketball size group. Snappy round, and alot of fun. No leading, no too dirty, and no jams or anything like that. Rapid fire at 8 yards was a blast. All in the head.
    I owe you guys a lot of thanks for the good info and pointing me in the right direction.
  2. ArtP

    ArtP Well-Known Member

    I'd be thrilled to get three inch groups at 25 yards with an auto pistol. Whatever you're doing keep it up!!
  3. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I agree, a 3" group @25 yards would make me very happy too.

    BADUNAME37 Well-Known Member

    To me, a good group is a consistent group - always shooting the same (with fixed sights) whether it be a bit high, a bit low or a bit to the right or left. If the sights are, indeed fixed and non-adjustible, I am happy as long as I can shoot the same size group each time with no "fliers."

    I have a fairly new (to me) and almost new (95% Excellent) 90's vintage Sig Sauer (proof mark reveals that it is most likely a '92 Sig).

    If I was pulling a 3" group at 25 yards, I would be delighted, especially if it was freehand, not off the bench as a rest. Either way, though, I would be happy with that. For a defense gun, most shots would most likely be well within that 25 yard range (more like 25 FEET).

    Yes, that is a good group, especially if it is consistently that way! Keep up the great work!
  5. Sport45

    Sport45 Well-Known Member

    For me? Good is shooting better than I was before.
  6. rtpzwms

    rtpzwms Well-Known Member

    To me, a good group is a consistent group and any group that is smaller than what I am capable of shooting to the limit of the weapon in use.
  7. RandyP

    RandyP Well-Known Member

    IMHO, for SD civilian purposes, keeping all your rounds on a paper plate at 20 FEET is more than you'll need if the SHTF. And judging by what I see at my local gun shoppe's indoor range? It's better than a lot of folks out there are able to shoot.

    Some crime report I vaguely recall reading online had a majority of SD events happening at VERY close ranges (under 15 feet). 75 feet away and greater is fine for bullseye match competition, but would not IMHO relate to SD use.
  8. mjyeagle

    mjyeagle Well-Known Member

    good shooting make it smaller next time i good group is a better group than you shot last time my 2 cents
  9. 918v

    918v Well-Known Member

    3" unrested? Or 3" off a rest? What 45? I would not be happy with a 3" group off a rest from a match grade 45. But I would be very happy with an unrested 3" group.

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