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Mike Matteson

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I was at a range a few years back checking my rifle for hunting. I noted a young man using an AR-15. He had a scope on top and a side sight on the side. He was trying to hit a 25yd target using the side sight. He barley got on paper. I ask him if I could shot a few rounds. He said go ahead. I shot from the hip at the same target. Petty tight group. A great number of years ago with a friend. He had a M1-carbine. We stop somewhere and below there was a pool of water on a rock at about 100yds. I hadn't done any hip shooting from 1969-70. I was deadly accurate out to a 100yds at that time. So I open up on the rock from the hip. All 8 to 10 rounds hit the water. It was about a man size chest. I haven't tried that again. I don't really like using an AR-15 and especially an AK-47. I have an AR-15 or M-4, but is sits in the safe for a rainy day. My choice is bolt action or pump for shotgun. Pistols that's a different thing. If you want see the sights, go to the range, but ready to duct.
 

Stgraves260

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I was at a range a few years back checking my rifle for hunting. I noted a young man using an AR-15. He had a scope on top and a side sight on the side. He was trying to hit a 25yd target using the side sight. He barley got on paper. I ask him if I could shot a few rounds. He said go ahead. I shot from the hip at the same target. Petty tight group. A great number of years ago with a friend. He had a M1-carbine. We stop somewhere and below there was a pool of water on a rock at about 100yds. I hadn't done any hip shooting from 1969-70. I was deadly accurate out to a 100yds at that time. So I open up on the rock from the hip. All 8 to 10 rounds hit the water. It was about a man size chest. I haven't tried that again. I don't really like using an AR-15 and especially an AK-47. I have an AR-15 or M-4, but is sits in the safe for a rainy day. My choice is bolt action or pump for shotgun. Pistols that's a different thing. If you want see the sights, go to the range, but ready to duct.
Thanks for sharing your story. It hurts when we get old. It won’t stop people like us from enjoying our passion. I have met some really good people out in the gun world. Hunters, bench rest shooter, tactical shooters. There are way more good people out there in the gun world than there are bad.
 

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