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Old May 23rd, 2020, 12:28 AM #11
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Equally important as feet vs yards is offhand or bench rest when comparing targets.
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Old May 23rd, 2020, 04:12 AM #12
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I go by rods. That way, there's no confusion.
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Old May 23rd, 2020, 07:47 AM #13
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Classic Bullseye Pistol shooting is at 50 yards.

I typically shoot pistols from 7 feet to 25 yards. Occasionally out further.

But those are measured distances. If there person is eyeballing the distance, they are probably wrong.
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Old May 23rd, 2020, 07:55 AM #14
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Don't feel bad. Even NASA has mixups like these. Only theirs costs billions.
naw... 100s of millions, quit exaggerating
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In 1999, the $125 million ($172 million in 2014 dollars) Mars Climate Orbiter flew off course and disintegrated after spacecraft engineers forgot to convert from English to metric measurements. While Jet Propulsion Laboratory's navigation team used the metric system (millimeters and meters) in its calculations, Lockheed Martin Astronautics, which built the craft, provided measurements in inches, feet, and pounds.
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I measure in increments of 8 inches
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I forgot, but I think I'm switching to furlongs.
How many rods to a furlong?
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Our AGC Bullseye league shoots turning targets at 25 yards and stationary targets at 25 yds and 50 yds. We have guys who can easily group 10 shots 2-3" at 25 yds one-handed. I'm 10 shots 3-4" with my 22 at 25 yds one-handed.
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It doesn’t matter what one calls the distance, the test is if you keep pushing further out and/or shooting smaller targets. Aim small miss small.
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I give all linear measurements in cubits, just to mess with people.
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