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Went to the range (pics)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gunNoob, May 15, 2007.

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  1. gunNoob

    gunNoob Member

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    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

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

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  2. Dr. Dickie

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    Good job, but you mean yards, right?
     
  3. gunNoob

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    ^edited :)
     
  4. ShackleMeNot

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    What kind of rifles were you shooting?
     
  5. glockman19

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    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.
     

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    Ill guess an SKS
     
  7. gunNoob

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    Yugo SKS (7.62x39) and a Mosin Nagant (7.62x54R)
     
  8. ArfinGreebly

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    Nice Work

    From the target, I would guess a couple of things.
    1. You were standing, shooting "offhand" (no support rest).
    2. 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.
     
  9. gunNoob

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    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!
     
  10. ZeSpectre

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    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!
     
  11. esmith

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    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.
     
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    Keep it up!
     
  13. gunNoob

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    Thanks for all the support guys!
     
  14. Mr White

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    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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