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    Shooting superstitions...

    I figured it out, folks:

    When I wear my magic balance bracelet and my watch with the watch face on the inside of the wrist (as Bill Wilson does on his videos), I can't miss.

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    It's all about practice. Shooting skill diminishes quickly if I don't do it for awhile, at least with the battle rifles from position. Unlike most sports, it's fun and easy to get back to form though. If you go to an Appleseed (highly recommended to do at least once), they'll have overweight middle aged women shooting like mark walberg in that that movie "shooter" after 2 days of shooting. Well, almost.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Here's another one: The more expensive your gun is the better you will shoot. I see guys at the range who can't hit the paper with their $2000 Ed Brown Customs while myself an others are putting one hole in the paper with our $450 RIAs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Here's another one: The more expensive your gun is the better you will shoot. I see guys at the range who can't hit the paper with their $2000 Ed Brown Customs while myself an others are putting one hole in the paper with our $450 RIAs.
    hilarious.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Here's another one: The more expensive your gun is the better you will shoot. I see guys at the range who can't hit the paper with their $2000 Ed Brown Customs while myself an others are putting one hole in the paper with our $450 RIAs.
    Pssst....it's not nice to shoot one round into the target and then put all the rest over it to make the rich guys look bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 77zach View Post
    It's all about practice. Shooting skill diminishes quickly if I don't do it for awhile, at least with the battle rifles from position.
    I've shot so much AK it's like riding a bike.

    I hadn't been to the range with my Saiga in 2 years. I loaded up a 20rd mag. At 200yds, standing, iron sights, I dinged 4 inch steel 16 out of 20.

    But my 1911... Well... I managed to keep 7 out of 9 on paper at 50yds... I know, handgun at 50? Still terrible, I think.

    My only superstition is more of a neurosis... No matter how much ammo I have, I feel like it's not enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ixtow View Post
    loaded up a 20rd mag. At 200yds, standing, iron sights, I dinged 4 inch steel 16 out of 20.
    2 MOA at 200 yards standing. That's unbelievable for not having practiced in a long time. You should have been a professional shooter.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    I've been shooting since I was 6. Picked up my first AK when I was 10. I've slacked off recently because I cannot afford the ammo. Until this new economy, I would burn 1000rds a week, every week, since I was about 12. If you recycled all the barrels I've shot-out, you could probably build an 18 wheeler.

    So, as far as superstition goes, I think it's possible to reach a point where you've practiced so much that you don't forget or start to slack. Just a theory, of course... Theoretical superstition is as close as I get to actual superstition...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ixtow View Post
    But my 1911... Well... I managed to keep 7 out of 9 on paper at 50yds... I know, handgun at 50? Still terrible, I think.
    You need an FN 5.7x28. Reportedly 100 yards drop is 3.5 inches (I have not proven this as my range is only 50 yards)

    From the ballistics calculations, factory ammo (SS197SR) in the FN 5.7 pistol will drop 3.36" at 100 yards with a 25 yard zero.

    With a 50 yd zero, muzzle to 60yds is within 1/2 inch of boresight with a drop at 100 yards of .286 inches.

    I LOVE MY FN
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