Originally Posted by ithaca_deerslayer
I practise off-hand out to usually 100 yards with my rifles. Handguns usually out to 50 yards.
I don't think I've taken an off-hand hunting shot more than 100 yards with a rifle. The ones at that distance are usually woodchucks.
Pretty sure I could put an off-hand rifle shot, first shot, in a 4" circle if you were to ask me to do it. With my scoped .30-06 sporter mentioned above. Might have to allow an inch or two for the internet conversion
I want to buy a national match type AR, and plan on doing more rifle shooting. Iron sighted at various distances, certainly at 300 yards off-hand. Not sure if I'll look for competitions much. Just some local club stuff for the fun of it.
Point being that .30-06 is accurate enough for my hunting requirements, even though we won't win any benchrest competitions.
Do you find that practicing at 100 yds makes a "real" shot at 50 yds easier than at 100?