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#6506145 - 10/21/16 10:29 PM Minimum Shooting Skill?
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The recurring threads about longer range shooting made me wonder, what is the minimum acceptable standard for shooting skill with a rifle the every deer hunter should be expected to meet?


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#6506152 - 10/21/16 10:37 PM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: jeffbird]
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If you can hit a paper plate 5 times in a row at 100 yards you're ready to deer hunt.

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#6506161 - 10/21/16 10:44 PM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: scalebuster]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
If you can hit a paper plate 5 times in a row at 100 yards you're ready to deer hunt.


He's talking about the little dessert paper plates....

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#6506165 - 10/21/16 10:48 PM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: jeffbird]
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I think a hundred yards is a good place to start, but practice at longer distances will help. The main thing imo is to have the ethical discipline, not to over extend your comfort zone on a live animal.
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#6506200 - 10/22/16 12:15 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: jeffbird]
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I think you should be able to consistently shoot 2 moa at 100 yards with any modern firearm. Just the beginning jump off point, IMHO.
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#6506289 - 10/22/16 07:49 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Originally Posted By: scalebuster
If you can hit a paper plate 5 times in a row at 100 yards you're ready to deer hunt.


He's talking about the little dessert paper plates....

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#6506303 - 10/22/16 08:12 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: scalebuster]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
If you can hit a paper plate 5 times in a row at 100 yards you're ready to deer hunt.


This, but one of those little 4" plates
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#6506310 - 10/22/16 08:21 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: jeffbird]
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Be able to hit what you shoot at.
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#6506312 - 10/22/16 08:22 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: LandPirate]
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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
I think you should be able to consistently shoot 2 moa at 100 yards with any modern firearm. Just the beginning jump off point, IMHO.


I'd go with that. Snuff Can MOA.

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#6506313 - 10/22/16 08:22 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
The recurring threads about longer range shooting made me wonder, what is the minimum acceptable standard for shooting skill with a rifle the every deer hunter should be expected to meet?



Seriously?

Any range that the rifle and shooter are capable of making a clean kill. It ain't rocket science. Either you can make the shot or you can't. Any doubt is reason to let the animal walk. There is no "standard". Every individual has to make these decisions for themselves.
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#6506318 - 10/22/16 08:29 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: jeffbird]
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With today's rifles and ammo 2 MOA at 100 is not unreasonable, meaning can the gear do it with the shooter solid and comfortable. 1 MOA and less is possible in any mass produced rifles, now days.


Once the equipment consistency is established, then the shooter needs to practice getting the same consistency, on a target twice the size of what the rifle can shoot, from field positions.

Whole new set of skills and techniques once prone or the bench is taken away. That's what we work on more, on day two.

And I'm meaning at 100 yards, walk before you run. If you want to be able to hit vitals at 200, 300 or farther, establish if your equipment can do it, then you have to find out of you can do it, from the positions you'll be shooting from.
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#6506324 - 10/22/16 08:37 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: jeffbird]
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one of the guys on our lese is bring a hunter (female) that's going to shoot today for the first time & probably the only time, I am totally p$$$$$, nothing I can do about it.
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#6506352 - 10/22/16 09:04 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: jeffbird]
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Mines first time to shoot a rifle she didn't even get to practice... went over everything while sitting in the blind... 125yrds one and done




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#6506378 - 10/22/16 09:25 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: jeffbird]
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.....AND IMHO, After you get through playing on the bags, then go shoot offhand - standing, sitting, crouching, leaning against a tree or throwing a back pack over a log and see if you can still do as good! yingyang

Of course if the only thing you're ever gonna do is sit in a blind then maybe the bag is OK! peep
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#6506380 - 10/22/16 09:25 AM Re: Minimum Shooting Skill? [Re: jeffbird]
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Think of this, some women can shoot better than men. Don't put them down until you see what they can do. There are a lot of women hunters out there.

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