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Old May 22nd, 2020, 11:28 PM #1
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Do People Mix Up Yards And Feet?

Every now and then I read about someone shooting targets at 10 yards or 20 yards, maybe even 25 yards and what size group they can shoot. I typically shoot at 25 FEET. At 25 yards I'm not sure I could even see the target as my front sight post may be bigger than the target. In your experience, do you think people are mixing up their distance units? I have attached an average grouping for me at 25 FEET (usually all within the 9 ring, sometimes 1 rat hole with a couple flyers). At 25 yards I'm pretty sure it wouldnt be a group at all. Do I need to start practicing at 20 yards, or do you think a lot of people are confused about how far they actually shoot?
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Feet have toes.
Yards have grass or weeds.
What was the question...
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LOL im there with ya! i used to be able to shoot good at 25 yards but can barely see the target that far out anymore with open sights
on a pistol
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Feet have toes.
Yards have toads.
What was the question...
I have nothing useful to say. Just thought your smart a$$ comment was better like this.
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What was the question...
I forgot, but I think I'm switching to furlongs.
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I forgot, but I think I'm switching to furlongs.
If you have a Mosin, arshins would be the logical choice.
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If you have a Mosin, arshins would be the logical choice.
I do have a MN. I can only hit things within throwing range with it.
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I have nothing useful to say. Just thought your smart a$$ comment was better like this.

Agreed. That is much better.

Took the son in law to the NRA range.
He took his target home and showed his father.
His father took me aside and ask if his son could really shoot that well at 30 yards. I explained it was more like 10 feet.
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I forgot, but I think I'm switching to furlongs.
I like to zero my rifle at 0.012 nautical miles, personally.

I once used to shoot with a preacher who ranged everything in cubits. Interesting fella
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Don't feel bad. Even NASA has mixups like these. Only theirs costs billions.
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