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Postby GasGuzzler » 11 Oct 2017 19

I read about it a lot. Please explain why people shoot 25 yd groups with a rifle then measure the group.

25 yds? Throw a rock or use a gut gun.

I find it odd.
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Re: Super Short Range

Postby GRV01 » 11 Oct 2017 20

For awhile it was my only option as the indoor range i shot at maxed at 20yds then i found a great outdoor range, shot there once at 100yds and loved it but then i had to move :(

Still looking for a nice one where im at now but theyre far (70miles one way!)

So thats my excuse, i didnt choose 25yds but it was all i had
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Re: Super Short Range

Postby Ranch Dog » 12 Oct 2017 06

It probably is the only available distance they can shoot. I've gotten my initial shots with any proposed loads are at 25-yards, if the bullet holes don't touch each other, they are not worth pursuing any further. I also use 25-yards to adjust the windage, the left vs. right POI, with a freshly bore sighted rifle. I do not buy into the 25-yard sight in for other ranges at all.
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Re: Super Short Range

Postby HarryAlonzo » 12 Oct 2017 10

Yup, 25 yards is a good starter range after bore sighting. After zeroing at whatever, I like to take a few short shots (7-10 yards) to see where it hits. If the scope is sitting high off the barrel, the results can be surprising, and that's good information to have in the field.
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Re: Super Short Range

Postby desertrider » 05 Nov 2017 14

I like to verify that my carbine (me, really) can keep the shots within a six inch spread at 20~25 yds. I don't pull out the calipers and measure shot placement, but small dessert sized paper plate groupings are my goal.

Why? In addition to my nightstand handgun, I keep a carbine handy for nighttime critters of the two and four legged variety. The handgun is for in the house (0~7 yds), but if I have to step out the backdoor (10~25 yds), that longer sight radius gives these tired old eyes more reassurance at longer distances.
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Re: Super Short Range

Postby GasGuzzler » 05 Nov 2017 17

If I can throw a two seam fastball five times and hit the same spot from a certain distance then I’m too close to shoot a rifle. Just me.
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