No fight. I wasn't trying to "advertise" Appleseed in any way, nor imply that their program will make anyone the next Carlos Hathcock (or more appropriately, Simo Häyhä). I was just using it as an example of what some folks are doing to improve their accuracy beyond hitting an 8.5 x 11" piece of paper, that's all. I get what the OP was trying to say, but there's really no reason to stop there. And if you can't hit the paper at 100 yards, practice more.Jvandenhaus wrote:I didn't mean to sound snooty.
I am not a good rifle shot, but I am trying to get better. Since I don't shoot with people or have any public ranges to shoot at, I have nothing to measure myself against, so clays was the target I chose. I assumed that everyone could do it.
I do often run before shooting to get the blood up, but mostly for pistols. with rifles I might just keep running and evade...or maybe not.
For you guys using glass, calm down, this test with scoped rifles at 100m isn't impressive. Listen to what the OP's message is here. It's test yourself, not bang off some easy target to prove how manly you are.
I heard someone mention the Appleseed, and I'm trying really hard not to start a fight, but have you ACTUALLY engaged a head-sized target at an ACTUAL 250 yards with irons and made the shot? If you have, my hat's off to you. I just ask because I know that Appleseed is fond of simulated ranges and equivalent targets.
And FWIW, I don't practice to make head shots, I practice only to get better. That's all. Not for trophies, certificates, or badges. I'm all for improving yourself on the range simply for the sake of improvement.
I had a friend years ago that would take noobs shooting starting them off on a piece of poster board. His reasoning was that at least if they could hit *something* they might go shooting again. And if they went shooting again, they would get better.
It really *is* all about getting better, isn't it?