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whats your shooting level

  1. i can hit i tin can at 20 paces

    133 vote(s)
    37.3%
  2. i get 1 inch at 50 yards

    78 vote(s)
    21.8%
  3. i shoot moa at most distances

    90 vote(s)
    25.2%
  4. i average .5 inch groups at any distance (sub moa)

    15 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. whats a group?

    41 vote(s)
    11.5%
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  1. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Member

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    whats your shooting level?

    i come on here and see people posting pictures of half inch groups at 100 yards

    heck im lucky to have a 2-3 inch group at 100yards

    what about you
     
  2. Justin

    Justin Moderator Emeritus

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    Expert scores with a .22 at bullseye.
    Sharp Shooter-knocking-on-the-door to Expert for a .45
    Sharp Shooter for Service Rifle (Last time I shot a match oh-so-long-ago.)
    Probably B-Level in IPSC
     
  3. RancidSumo

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    I am in the same boat as you except at closer ranges with rimfires.
     
  4. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    The poll's kind of nonsensical, because it depends on what you're trying to do and what you're shooting. At some sports I'm ranked Expert or scoot in just shy of Master in points, but if I'm shooting IDPA then I could care less about my group size. If I'm shooting 3gun, all I care about is hitting the target as fast as I can, and so I might be shooting a 4MOA group with a 5.56 rifle, but I'm doing it at 4 aimed shots per second.

    There's more to shooting than making a pretty group from a bench. Our precision rifle instructor borrowed my primary AR and shot a 2 1/2 group at 500 yards. I didn't know my gun could even do that, but I've won stuff using that same gun.
     
  5. ColinthePilot

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    I can keep it right around an inch at 50yds with my .22LR Stevens 300. I can't do that with my bigger rifles, mainly because every time I take them out and swear I'm gonna sight them in, I start pumping lead downrange, having way too much fun to stop and adjust sights. All my rifles are minute of soda can at 50yds. Good enough for me.
     
  6. Loosedhorse

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    I do begin to drift toward 1 MOA beyond 30 miles. :)

    We all would agree, I think, that most times, the problem with a "large group" lies behind the gun. But equipment matters: we don't expect PD pistols to be as accurate as Olympic pistols; or factory rifles/factory ammo to do as well as custom rifles with slaved-over handoads.

    Glass can make a huge difference to old fogies like yours truly beyond, say, fifty yards.

    So, what level is this: I've got a couple handguns that I'll hunt with, a couple I'll shoot competition with, and one or two rifles that'll do out to 300 yards. With glass.
     
  7. GRB

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    I are a super duper shooter.
     
  8. HGUNHNTR

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    I am not ashamed to admit that I am a very good marksman, I was blessed with excellent eyes, a steady aim, and the ability to hit objects readily. I won many a game of hit the stick floating down the river..................with rocks.
     
  9. JImbothefiveth

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    I can hit a tin can out to maybe 40 or 50 yards with some consistency. Dry firing I can sometimes(My session consists of actual hits on this target, I don't keep track of misses.) hit a target about.5-.75 inches in diameter at about 9 meters.
    This is shooting offhand though,:cool: could probably do a lot better prone or bench-rested.
     
  10. Shung

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    there is a missing option to this poll.

    "I teached Chuck Norris how to shoot. He still has a couple of lessons to attend this year"

    ;)
     
  11. SuperNaut

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    I'm a terrible shot, or all my friends are phenomenal marksmen and I suck by comparison, I haven't figured out which.
     
  12. Howard Roark

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    NRA High Power Rifle- High Master
    NRA Mid Range Prone- High Master
    NRA Long Range- High Master
    Distinguished Rifleman
    All shooting rifles I built.

    When I quit shooting IPSC in 1999 they published the top 20 in the nation in each class. I was #1 in B class Limited.
     
  13. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    I qualified expert with grenade, but I couldn't tell you what my groups were like. With grenades, you only need accurate within about 50 MOA. :(
     
  14. yeti

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    There are a lot better and a lot worse then I.
    Can't hit a Suburban at 100 yds with s 2"J frame, but off hand, at 100, with iron sights, it's good enough to still call it a group, rather then a collection of holes;-)
     
  15. Treo

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    Sharpshooter W/ M-16 A2
    1st Class M-60 machine gun
    Expert Grenade
    Expert Artillery ( which has more to do W/ passing a test than actually shooting a cannon)
     
  16. N1150X

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    it depends on what I'm shooting and how I'm feeling. It is possible for me to shoot 1 MOA with my 308 if everything goes smoothly. I will say that if its 5'' I should have no problems hitting it out to 150 yards with any of my scoped rifles and thats counting all of the rounds fired from prone. for the pistol thats another story I can always seem to get close to the target no matter what the distance but hitting it seems to be a differant story. 10-25 yards on a pop can sized target.
     
  17. Ben Shepherd

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    All my scoped rifles- hold a half inch or better at 100 with a load they like.-steadied position

    Open sighted rifles(saigas included)- no more than 3 inches at 100. Most of them will do 2 inches.-steadied position

    With my open sighted hunting handguns, from a steadied position a 4 inch target at 200 yards is required(generally I lean a clay pigeon up against something for a target).

    CCW handguns- 8 ring or better on a B-27 target at 25 yards.-free hand

    The above are what the guns can do every time, if I do my part.

    Results like that I only achieve about 70 percent of the time, the 30ish percent failure rate is attributable to me, not the firearms themselves.
     
  18. jnyork

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    AAA in most Lever Action and Pistol Silhouette disciplines.

    I only shoot offhand, only time I use a bench is to check loads or get sight settings.

    I shot a one-hole group at 100 meters once. Second shot ruined it!:neener:
     
  19. Claude Clay

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    with my mosin there ain't a barn in the valley safe from me

    i was helping out a friends friend recently who is a crack rifle shot. handgun......CM-5 at 25 feet and we could not figure out where his shots were going and, well, i muttered that 'with him shootin the safest place to be is between him and the target' i had forgot we were all wearing e-muffs. that resulted in a rather extended time out such that we could recompose ourselves.

    different disciplines, different guns, different positions, me at different ages all add up to different results. bullseye 286 (smith 41) may sound like a high score till you see that your neighbors are only dropping 8 or 9 points. my 617 or mk-11 and i'm delighted with a +270. averages don't tell you what you will do on a specific day though. l o n g range open sights with bi-focals isn't fun. i'll do it but not interested in scoring it. bench rest my 308 and 1000 yards personal best is 3 shots inside 6 inches(light variable wind). find whats fun for you , practice it and expand from there. compete against yourself. than perhaps take on the world.
     
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  20. MinnMooney

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    Are you asking for off-hand shooting ability, prone w/bipod, prone w/sand bags and rear rest or full bench? It makes a ton of difference. Bench resting tests mostly the rifle and partly the shooter (80/20). Prone w/bipod
    tests both (60/40). Off-hand test the shooter and, somewhat, the rifle (90/10).

    I'm definately in the sub-MOA from the bench or bipod but drop way down in the off-hand department. With deer hunting calibers (.270Win. & .30-06Sprgfld.) I'm 5-6 MOA @ 100 yds. That's why I will always try to find a tree or shooting stick to hold onto while shooting past 75 yds.

    I've seen people "sighting-in" their rifles and muzzle loaders from a bench rest to no closer than 6"-8" at 60-80yds and they'll "call it good"! No wonder there are so many wounded or missed animals on opening day!

    "Geez, I sighted it in just last week. Can't understand how I missed."
     
  21. igpoobah

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    I can hit minute of bad guy with any firearm I own.

    Some guns shoot better than others.

    Some guns I shoot better than others.

    With my model 70 in 30-06 on the bench, yeah, I'm MOA.

    With my glock weak handed @ 10 yards I'm shooting 6-8" groups.

    What we talking about here?
     
  22. cavman

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    High Expert/ pokin' my head up to check things out Low Master- .22 Bullseye (irons)

    Low Expert .45 (Dot)

    won Regionals (non-Distinguished)- Service 1911: 277/300! woo-hoo!

    Can't shoot rifle yet worth a hill of beans, tho'
     
  23. Treo

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    Exactly what is a hill of beans worth?
     
  24. Win75

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    MOA or better at 100 with about every rifle I shoot with a scope. Iron sights are another issue all together.
     
  25. yeti

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    Depends on the beans, of course.
     
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