Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Turkeytider, Sep 7, 2022.
LOL! Yea, I kinda knew that. Is one man`s " tack driver " another man`s " meh, that`s pretty good " depending on the individual definition of "accurate" ?
The trick is, to shoot enough three shot groups that you finally get a one holer. And then claim you do that all the time!
Only shoot three shots, enough attempts, one will cluster
and don't muck it up by shooting a ten shot group
Lets talk about my sub MOA Marlin Lever actions, military rifles, Garands, and smooth bore slug guns. All tack drivers.
Dad's words, "It will bend them over, but it won't drive them in!"
I watched "Open Range" again the other night. There's one scene where either Costner or DuVall (I forget which) is using the butt of his revolver to drive tacks in order to post a notice on the door of the town marshal's office.
Firearm with group size small enough to be able to drive a tack.
Here US Army AMU shooter driving a nail with bullets (So I guess his rifle is a "Nail Driver" ) - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...ns-shooting-competition.909685/#post-12391544
If this is true, then at least one of the “men” also likely will tell you he only catches 5lb bass and that in college they had to carry a stick to the bars with them to beat back all of the tall blondes with double D’s trying to crawl all over them…
If a guy can drive tacks, the rifle is grouping somewhere around 1/2moa, and there’s no one which can rightfully say that isn’t “accurate.” Maybe not accurate enough to compete in the highest forms of precision competition, maybe not the most accurate among accurate rifles, but certainly “accurate.”
If a given weapon shoots half the expected MOA, you are like to consider that a "tack driver."
So, that's like to vary.
If you pick up a rifle known to have about 4 MOA factory acceptance, and it gives you 2 MOA (or better) that's twice the accuracy you were expecting (mathematically, probably 4 times, as we are talking about reductions in square area).
There' a natural corollary, too.
If you pick up an arm you expect with shoot 1 MOA or less, and it shoots 4 MOA, you are like to dismiss it as "unable to hit a barn." Despite the fact it's entirely within its original factory specification. We in "the community" can be fickle about such things. Goes with the territory.
Nobody defined what range the tack to be driven was from the rifle.
For most folks, range from the rifle won’t matter. Whether at 25yrds, 50, or 100, most guys aren’t capable of driving racks, and a guy talking tack driving at 10yrds tends to fall into that class of telling fish tales about e’rything else too.
It does seem to be a relatively generational term, as I don’t hear many younger new shooters using “tack driver” any more. Not like we would have heard in the ‘90s, for sure.
This happened to you, too?
For me, that would be my Heritage revolving rifle with magnum cylinder. Couldn't believe it. I only use open sights, and this was the first time I'd used "buckhorn" sights. Didn't think I'd like 'em but, dang, those MaxiMags sure found the bullseye more often than I'm used to.
For the missus it's her Bearcat revolver. Shoots so sweet she doesn't even want to try anything else.
My take is its a gun that regularly shoots groups where the holes touch at whatever distance it is set up for.
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