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#6181841 - 02/13/16 11:50 AM Tack driver
Tff caribou Offline
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Does anybody find this term to be overused, and maybe even a little silly? Apparently every rifle everybody shoots is a tackdriver. Just seems a little cliche. I'd rather use more tangible terms, like, "it'll shoot a 1" group", or even a simple, "its very accurate." Guess we all have pet peeves, and this is one of mine.

Thoughts?
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#6181846 - 02/13/16 11:52 AM Re: Tack driver [Re: Tff caribou]
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i mean if the shoe fits.. tacks aint very small
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#6181849 - 02/13/16 11:54 AM Re: Tack driver [Re: Tff caribou]
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Most things that most people say seem cliche to me. People find something they like, they wear it out, then use it some more.
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#6181852 - 02/13/16 11:57 AM Re: Tack driver [Re: Sneaky]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Most things that most people say seem cliche to me. People find something they like, they wear it out, then use it some more.


Yup. I try to avoid cliches. I almost said "like the plague" but didn't, because that would be a chliche.

Seriously though, I do try to avoid them when I can, but we all say them sometimes I'm sure.
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#6181891 - 02/13/16 12:53 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Does anybody find this term to be overused, and maybe even a little silly? Apparently every rifle everybody shoots is a tackdriver. Just seems a little cliche. I'd rather use more tangible terms, like, "it'll shoot a 1" group", or even a simple, "its very accurate." Guess we all have pet peeves, and this is one of mine.

Thoughts?


+1

Agreed,I also get tired of hearing it

Every rifle is tack driver seems nowadays...

Never heard anyone say..."this rifle couldn't hit the broadside of a barn $1000/obo"

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#6181893 - 02/13/16 12:58 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: Tff caribou]
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Mine is a blue tack driver confused2 loco_too

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#6181918 - 02/13/16 01:24 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: Tff caribou]
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I've got more things to worry about.

I have shot real tacks from 100 yards, at a match. The stage was called "tack driver". Not every rifle and every shooter was able to clean it. confused2

It's a term everyone can understand. Should we start using 1/4 or 1/2 MOA?
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#6181939 - 02/13/16 01:51 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: Tff caribou]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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All my guns are "Tack Drivers" "when I do my part". I load up my "clip" with bullets and I can put "all 3 rounds" "into one hole at 100", "when I do my part".

That about sums it right dear!
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#6181942 - 02/13/16 01:53 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: Tff caribou]
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Youre not cool unless you say "hammer". If you're really cool you can say that you have a tack driving hammer

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#6181951 - 02/13/16 01:58 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: Tff caribou]
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I'd be happy if mine were all quarter drivers, but nickel drivers would be awesome! cheers
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#6181957 - 02/13/16 02:02 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: ChadTRG42]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
All my guns are "Tack Drivers" "when I do my part". I load up my "clip" with bullets and I can put "all 3 rounds" "into one hole at 100", "when I do my part".

That about sums it right dear!


When I do my my part is my other one that drives me crazy.
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#6181959 - 02/13/16 02:04 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: ChadTRG42]
scottfromdallas Offline
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
All my guns are "Tack Drivers" "when I do my part". I load up my "clip" with bullets and I can put "all 3 rounds" "into one hole at 100", "when I do my part".

That about sums it right dear!


Clips are awesome. cheers

I stunk it up yesterday at the range. The force was not with me and no tacks were in danger. One of those days.
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#6181962 - 02/13/16 02:05 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: FiremanJG]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I've got more things to worry about.

I have shot real tacks from 100 yards, at a match. The stage was called "tack driver". Not every rifle and every shooter was able to clean it. confused2

It's a term everyone can understand. Should we start using 1/4 or 1/2 MOA?


I'd venture to say its a term that nobody understands. It doesn't tell you anything that can be understood. Every guy who shoots 5 rounds a year, and can put a round into the vitals on a deer at 100 yards thinks his rifle is a tack driver. People can understand its a " 5 shot 1 1/2 inch group at 100 yards gun"
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#6181985 - 02/13/16 02:30 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: Tff caribou]
gusick Offline
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How do you feel about calling your gun a "platform" as if it were something you were standing on?

I get where it comes from, custom guns(I think) but some people use that word in place of "gun" so much that I would not have even known they were talking about guns if they were not holding one.

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#6181986 - 02/13/16 02:30 PM Re: Tack driver [Re: Tff caribou]
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Every gun can shoot sub-moa for at least 1 shot.
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