Why do people post pics of targets...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by WVsig, Mar 28, 2019.

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  1. CraigC
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    CraigC Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    West Tennessee
    Context is what I'm trying to get out of Casefull. A criticism without context is about as useful as a target without context. ;)
  2. roval

    roval Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    people post for the fun of it. where else are you going to share fun with more people about your hobby but in your hobby related forum. that being said i enjoy the info with targets. (i can't do that, i can do better, oh he's really good and will be worth getting advice from etc...). distance and manner of shooting though i think should always be included to allow for more enjoyment from the viewers standpoint. also to avoid having to ask the question later.
    it's about sharing your sense of achievement.

    why do people post pics of our run of the mill production guns,( does one 686 look different from another),first reloads even if there's no question regarding the bullets, our relading setups. it's just sharing your enthusiasm regarding your hobby. also to allow the enablers to chime in and for affirmation( great choice, great deal etc...)

    i find it fun. if it's boring to me , i won't read the whole thread but i will never be the know it all to tell others it is not worth reading. they can form their own opinion.

    when i first got a gopro. i mounted it on a chesty and took a video of my bike ride. i had looked at some videos that were worse from the same site and those still gave me some enjoyment and an idea of what somebody else's local trails looked like. the first commenter said. "move along, nothing to look at here, just another unstabilized chest footage etc...." i was so pissed. i wasn't pushing anything but just sharing my ride. i never posted anything else there.
  3. 5-SHOTS

    5-SHOTS Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    Here's a couple 10 shots group I made on the second range trip with my Pardini GT9-1, 10 yards, two hands standing, no rest between the shots, shooting Geco 124gr. FMJ-RN.
    Pardini GT9-1 group 01.JPG
    Pardini GT9-1 group 02.JPG

    Another two five shots groups, two hands standing, no rest between the shots, 10 yards, Fiocchi Top Target Plus 124gr. CP-RN with the same gun.
    Pardini GT9-1 group 03.JPG
    Pardini GT9-1 group 04.JPG
    Yes, informations are everything and I always try to add them in my posts.
    I made some other groups similar to the first two. I'm yet to do other groups like the last two.
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  4. Morgo

    Morgo Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Regardless if they post all the details, off hand 25 yards, the type of ammo etc its still comes down to "what some guy said on the internet". Take it with a grain of salt.

    That said I don't get why people even bother posting things like 7 yard targets
  5. 94045

    94045 Member

    Oct 28, 2018
    I had a S&W 6906 that did that. I traded it telling the new owner it shot great off the bags but I couldn't shoot it for crap off hand.

    Years later I tried a 469 and didn't have any problem at all. I can't explain it.

    In my case I got vertical stringing which you would think was inconsistent grip but no matter what I tried it continued to string about 12" at 25 yd off hand and would group round off the bags.

    Someone later suggested inconsistent barrel lockup and bag pressure pushing it to the same place...I can't really picture it but makes as much sense as anything.
  6. M1key

    M1key Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Maybe to prove a point. Like X ain't accurate or can't shoot a certain weight bullet with X twist or some such. Or FALs can't shoot better than 4 MOA (my personal trigger point) or someone thinks yer lying, or someone is just plain wrong on the internet.

    I have posted targets with info because of some of the above. Maybe someone just doesn't believe me because my name is mikey and thinks I'm still living at home in my mother's basement. (had to revise my signature)

    Last edited: Apr 19, 2019
  7. rsrocket1

    rsrocket1 Member

    May 20, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    Because it makes them happy.
    250 yards open sights, one handed with a Browning Buckmark in 25 mph wind. each string within 5 seconds with a mag change every 5 shots. I was just comparing consistency of ammo. Pay no attention to the "10/22 or 50 foot" writing :)

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