Now to answer the next logical question: Why?
The reasoning is simple. Around here, a 3 shot group is a liar’s group. Only 5 shot groups count. No exceptions.
The rifle: Blaser Tactical 2 Caliber 308.
Ammunition: 175g ASYM Ammunition 308.
Range: 1000 yards.
Rounds Fired: 6
Situation. Rifle holds 5 rounds. First round trying to dope wind is a wide miss. Lands near right target stand leg. See splash and spotter makes a wind call to hold off to the left.
Next round impacts on the black spray-painted dot. Spotter reacts with a, “woah!”.
Next 2 rounds impact next to first in descending order you can see on target. I then ask the spotter, “What do you call 3 round groups around here? We call them liar’s groups. I’m going for 5.” And then I warn him, “I only have 1 round left”.
He responds, “We’ll deal with it when it comes”.
Next shot. Impact. Right next to the 3 previous in descending order. And it is here where I screwed up. As predicted, I broke position to retrieve the 5th round. And instead of taking my time and rebuilding it properly and getting the result I wanted, I rushed the shot. Why? I had this mental thing in my head that the 5th shot needed to happen immediately.
So…I didn’t rebuild my position properly and Gank’ed it. You can see the impact at 6:30 just on the edge of the plate.
Impact. But the entire group just opened up to nothing special. For those interested, that plate is 18” wide. I will never forget that 5th shot. And I will never make that mistake again. How much time did I “save” by rushing that shot? It seemed like an eternity. It always does. In truth? Maybe 2 seconds.
They say it’s the shots you miss that you never forget. Check back in 20 years. I suspect they are right.
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