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GrtWhytHype 01-27-2013 09:02 PM

Long distance trigger practice?
Now I am NOT a long distance shooter. but it is something that has perked my interests as of late. I was thinking about something and wanted everyones input.

In my area there are only two ranges that cater to rifle shooters. One indoors which sucks and another to the west that only goes out 100 yards. My idea was using math could you theoretically reduce the size of your target, Say by 1/5 to mimic the same size target at 500 yards?

I understand that more factors come into play when actually shooting at longer ranges. Wind, temp, spin of the earth etc. But would this be something that you could use to practice trigger pull and rifle manipulation at a simulated distance?

So I'm sure that my thinking is flawed in some way shape or form but if anyone could enlighten me I'd sincerely appreciate it. :D

SSGN_Doc 01-27-2013 09:07 PM

NRA high power competition often uses redued targets where the distances available at a given gun range may limit the course. You can check the NRA website for reduced targets.

You are also correct that it does reduce teh effects of wind, mirage, and other factors a bit, but in a competition the playing field is at least kept even, and for practice it is not terrible if you are limited by the ranges available in your area. The Appleseed project website also has some links to reduced targets.

GrtWhytHype 01-28-2013 01:00 AM

Thanks Doc. I'll look at those.

hardluk1 01-30-2013 03:08 PM

A .22lr with its better match grade ammo shooting very small groups also works well . Shooting .300 50 yard or 3/4" 100 yard groups still take very good rifle and trigger control.

jjfuller1 01-30-2013 03:12 PM

heard the saying
aim small, miss small??

Garadex 01-30-2013 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by jjfuller1 (Post 1116330)
heard the saying
aim small, miss small??

Yes but what the heck does it mean?

jjfuller1 01-30-2013 05:04 PM

means the smaller the target yo uaim at the more you will have to focus and the more you will be likely to hit small targets. also if you miss a small target likely its still going to be a kill shot.

for example. you aim at a 1 in target and barely miss is you will still be very close within 2 inches of your aim point. you aim at an 8 inch target and miss you are a lota farther away from a bullseye ;)

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