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Old 11-12-2013, 02:44 AM
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YA, I know what you mean, unfortunately, it's like that everywhere. Most are scared of the recoil 'cause they were talked into mags, WSMs or WSSMs 'cause you need the power. Pure BS.

I explain that the gun kicks more off the bench then it does hunting. They usually have a ??? look on their face. Then explain shooting position, cloths and adreniline. They usually have a light bulb go off!
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:13 PM
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YA, I know what you mean, unfortunately, it's like that everywhere. Most are scared of the recoil 'cause they were talked into mags, WSMs or WSSMs 'cause you need the power. Pure BS.

I explain that the gun kicks more off the bench then it does hunting. They usually have a ??? look on their face. Then explain shooting position, cloths and adreniline. They usually have a light bulb go off!
The 6 inch groups at 100 yards, that are "good enough" are what scares me....that and he folks who stay at the 25 yard line trying to get it perfect and never shoot beyond that.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:47 PM
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Well, 6 inch group offhand ain't that bad for some hunters, still in the kill zone.
6 inches off of bags is poor, generally I will try and take a couple of shots for them, then they know whether it is the gun/scope combo or them. Most times, I will shoot a tight group with them looking through the spotting scope, give the gun back to them do the same for the next 2 round, then they open up the group.

I haven't had anyone sight in at 25 yards except for a couple of revolver shooter. Older gents with open sights usually like it sighted in at 50 yards do to their eyes, when you recommend a scope, they almost get insulted.

Most rifles are sighted in for 100 yards and many are verticle adjusted for a 200 yard zero for the 'power line' shooters.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:10 AM
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Well, 6 inch group offhand ain't that bad for some hunters, still in the kill zone.
6 inches off of bags is poor, generally I will try and take a couple of shots for them, then they know whether it is the gun/scope combo or them. Most times, I will shoot a tight group with them looking through the spotting scope, give the gun back to them do the same for the next 2 round, then they open up the group.

I haven't had anyone sight in at 25 yards except for a couple of revolver shooter. Older gents with open sights usually like it sighted in at 50 yards do to their eyes, when you recommend a scope, they almost get insulted.

Most rifles are sighted in for 100 yards and many are verticle adjusted for a 200 yard zero for the 'power line' shooters.
We start them at 25 because most of them are off paper at 100.....and they shoot 6inch groups off bags from a bench.....for some folks, we had to do the sighting in, but in general, they did ok with our guidance, lots of 1-2 inch groups, but the like 20 or so who shot in the 6 inch range, well, we checked rifles, scopes, bases and rings, 1 guy, that was the problem for the others, well, they shoot once a year for deer season.....it shows
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:52 AM
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Hey yall! Deep southern Mn boy here( northern Missouri) hangin out in Albertville right now but headin up to Hibbing either today or tomorrow to load....if any of yall see this semi, wave honk or flash your lights at me, or if im parked stop by and say hi!
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:18 AM
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Hey yall! Deep southern Mn boy here( northern Missouri) hangin out in Albertville right now but headin up to Hibbing either today or tomorrow to load....if any of yall see this semi, wave honk or flash your lights at me, or if im parked stop by and say hi!

Hey the W900 's are the nicest looking trucks.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:57 PM
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Hey the W900 's are the nicest looking trucks.
I agree....thats why i own one! On my way to Duluth then headin up to Hibbing now
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