Enough Said

Staff Sergeant Taylor
Staff member
Full Member
Apr 10, 2005
Anchorage, AK
You’ve got your new precision rifle and you’ve downloaded the latest – greatest ballistic solver. You are coffee’d up, it’s a beautiful day and you are off to the range to gather data. But really. Really. Do you understand what you are doing? Most do not.

Many shooters attempt to create hit data (Data On Prior Engagement) utilizing a ballistic chart of pre-printed data points based on the basic ballistic solver parameter inputs; bullet diameter, bullet weight, muzzle velocity, ballistic coefficient, yada yada yada. I get it. It can be done, but it is neither predictable nor repeatable because you are working on the problem from the wrong end. Don’t start with solutions. Start with problems.

Problem Number One: Zero the Shooter

You must be fundamentally sound. You must be able to create one five-shot group and not five one-shot groups. Therefore you must be consistent from press to press and shot to shot. That is learned. You must seek training from training...

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