specops wrote:I made this to talk about the scope not my ability to shoot.
That is what I was thinking when he posted that.
For all we know you are a precision drilling machine at 100 yards with iron sights.
Personally, I stink with irony sights. Well I suppose clarification is needed, I can hit the target, but it won't be grouped very pretty.
Give me a mechanical advantage and I do pretty good.
But back on subject, the biggest mistake I see shooters at my local range make are getting a super high powered scope (between 24-40 magnification) and then using the highest magnification at short distances (100-300). Yea its cool and all you can read a paper back novel at 100 yards, but the more you zoom the more minor errors become compounded.
Anything 300 and under I try and stick to 12x at most, but a 3-9x would be ideal.
I did buy an Osprey 40x scope at one point for fun, it was more useful for checking my holes in the target without a spotting scope than for accuracy though.