acceptable accuracy

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by travis20032003, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. travis20032003

    travis20032003 Member

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    what is acceptable accuracy/group size? at various ranges.... 1MOA? 1/2MOA?

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  2. Tim Behle

    Tim Behle Well-Known Member

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    That pretty much depends on what you want to hunt.

    Elk hunters have a pretty big kill zone to hit while those who hunt Prairie Dogs have a fairly narrow one.

    I hunt coyotes, but I don't leave them lay or let them run off wounded. I lose a couple each year, but not for lack of effort on my part.

    Coyotes give me a 4" kill zone. My range is limited to the distance I can shoot groups 4" or under.

    A 1/2 MOA rifle will give me only 800 possible yards of range.