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Old June 25th, 2020, 12:16 AM #11
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I know you know this, but:

In most sports, it is 90% the person and 10% the equipment.

So it you make a 10% improvement in your equipment, your overall performance will increase by 1%.

If you make the same 10% improvement in yourself, you get an overall 9% increase in performance.

But most people spend 90% of their time, money, and effort on their equipment, and only 10% on improving themselves.
It is so much easier to try and "buy" precision rather than spend the time and effort to develop skill. Of course they often have a lot of nice equipment for sale when they give up or get embarrassed when someone with skill but only average equipment out shoot them.
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Old June 25th, 2020, 01:20 AM #12
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You have to have a 1/8th inch rifle to successfully chase 1/8th inch groups - most shooters don't, but still obsess over brass.
Well put, very plain and simple..

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Old June 25th, 2020, 12:36 PM #13
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It is so much easier to try and "buy" precision rather than spend the time and effort to develop skill. Of course they often have a lot of nice equipment for sale when they give up or get embarrassed when someone with skill but only average equipment out shoot them.
When I shot a USPSA, I did a 3 day course with Ron Avery. I went from mid pack C Limited to winning B Limited. People noticed and asked why I was so much better. I told them. They asked how much. I told them, $450 plus about 1500 rounds fired. EVERY one said, "oh, that is expensive." Then followed with, "but let me show you the new XXX that I bought and will improve my shooting."

And I had a friend who played a lot of tennis. He would drive people nuts by buying their old racquets and then beating them with their old equipment.
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Old June 26th, 2020, 03:03 AM #14
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So 6.5 Creed in Lapua brass on a Blue press won't make me a winner if I don't practice.
Or, owning a Ferrari doesn't make you capable of winning at LeMans. Practicing driving skills does.
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If you're really anal about the brass, there's this thing called the lot number. I'll stop there, but I think you get the idea.
I'm not really picky about it yet, just looking for more info.

I suppose if someone ****s up a batch/lot they are all ****ed up just as much as they are all good from the same batch. One ASSUMES that to be true, but what is good/bad about them because they are from the same lot?

My point is, being from the same lot number has been a rule of thumb, but WHY has it been a rule of thumb. Things change/evolve.. etc etc.
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I know you know this, but:

In most sports, it is 90% the person and 10% the equipment.

So it you make a 10% improvement in your equipment, your overall performance will increase by 1%.

If you make the same 10% improvement in yourself, you get an overall 9% increase in performance.

But most people spend 90% of their time, money, and effort on their equipment, and only 10% on improving themselves.
Project Appleseed taught me this humility. I thought "i can shoot". Then i went to the course and i learned how to shoot without sandbags or bipods but with just a sling. Shooting off a bag/bipod after the course made shooting almost a snooze fest though i still have a lot to "unlearn".

One of my favorite days to the range was a guy scoffing at my ruger american predator in 22-250. said it was a piece of crap and if i wanted good groups i have to get an AI rifle and use factory match ammo. I pulled my load test target back which was all sub moa on a load development target. he scoffed again and left the range. sure, it's not a GREAT rifle but it gets the job done that i have for it. my POU.
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It is so much easier to try and "buy" precision rather than spend the time and effort to develop skill. Of course they often have a lot of nice equipment for sale when they give up or get embarrassed when someone with skill but only average equipment out shoot them.
hahah yes. THIS.. over and over. It's priceless. But.. "the sun was in my eyes"
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