Group sizes at 100 yards

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Once, years ago, I stretched my BFR 45-70 out to 100 and got a 4” group, scoped, from a bench, with shooting factory ammo I had. Not even the best factory ammo, just what I had. So I would think 2” groups with hand loads and practice are doable. In my uneducated opinion…..
yes very doable
 

thor's daddy

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Once, years ago, I stretched my BFR 45-70 out to 100 and got a 4” group, scoped, from a bench, with shooting factory ammo I had. Not even the best factory ammo, just what I had. So I would think 2” groups with hand loads and practice are doable. In my uneducated opinion…..
With a BFR? No problem. I'm no hotshot, but I've got a target in my field book from my BFR in 475L with three shots just over 0.8 inches. Most days it's 3-4 inches for five shots in my hands, but the gun will do it if I can get my act together.

A few years back I was at the old public range while a couple other guys were shooting. The guy on my left was a rifle shooter with some handsome little sporter. He seemed rather absorbed in the task of working up some handloads. The guy on my right was sighting in an AR, carefully getting the gun settled on the bags.

We ran through our first set and walked together down to the targets. As we approached, I could see my paper plate with five holes all nestled well within three inches. Without moving my head I glanced over to my left to see a target with a group of holes a bit tighter than mine. My eyes drifted right to see a target that looked to be buckshot patterned from 50 yards or more.

As I pulled it down I could feel the rifle shooter's eyes drilling my target. I tried not to look, but finally gave him a glance and a bashful shrug. His mouth was literally agape. I couldn't even look at the other guy. I knew he'd seen what I'd done with that revolver.

We went back to the benches and got back to work. My subsequent groups opened up a bit, while the rifle shooter's tightened. The AR guy squeezed off a couple more targets of buckshot pattern before calling it a day.

Truth be told, I've heard that AR's can be super-accurate, and I fully believe it.

I believe it, but I've yet to see it...
 

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With a BFR? No problem. I'm no hotshot, but I've got a target in my field book from my BFR in 475L with three shots just over 0.8 inches. Most days it's 3-4 inches for five shots in my hands, but the gun will do it if I can get my act together.

A few years back I was at the old public range while a couple other guys were shooting. The guy on my left was a rifle shooter with some handsome little sporter. He seemed rather absorbed in the task of working up some handloads. The guy on my right was sighting in an AR, carefully getting the gun settled on the bags.

We ran through our first set and walked together down to the targets. As we approached, I could see my paper plate with five holes all nestled well within three inches. Without moving my head I glanced over to my left to see a target with a group of holes a bit tighter than mine. My eyes drifted right to see a target that looked to be buckshot patterned from 50 yards or more.

As I pulled it down I could feel the rifle shooter's eyes drilling my target. I tried not to look, but finally gave him a glance and a bashful shrug. His mouth was literally agape. I couldn't even look at the other guy. I knew he'd seen what I'd done with that revolver.

We went back to the benches and got back to work. My subsequent groups opened up a bit, while the rifle shooter's tightened. The AR guy squeezed off a couple more targets of buckshot pattern before calling it a day.

Truth be told, I've heard that AR's can be super-accurate, and I fully believe it.

I believe it, but I've yet to see it...
AR's with a good barrel are real accurate. what you are seeing are guys that cant shoot that good but will go on a forum and say they shot 1/4 inch at 300 yds
 

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AR's with a good barrel are real accurate. what you are seeing are guys that cant shoot that good but will go on a forum and say they shot 1/4 inch at 300 yds
Yeet Cannon!!! Using the Homeboy sights!!!
 

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arcticruger

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AR's with a good barrel are real accurate. what you are seeing are guys that cant shoot that good but will go on a forum and say they shot 1/4 inch at 300 yds
Absolutely! I built an AR in 2013 just for target shooting at 100 yards at the local club. It will shoot 5 shot, 1/2“ groups or better at 100 yards, every time, no problem. I didn’t go much over a grand for the complete setup. I was the only member there with an AR (.223), while the other members were there with their multi thousand $$ bolt action builds in hand. Next year, there were 4 more ARs at the annual shoot, lol.

Old pic, has a different scope setup on it nowadays.

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Absolutely! I built an AR in 2013 just for target shooting at 100 yards at the local club. It will shoot 5 shot, 1/2“ groups or better at 100 yards, every time, no problem. I didn’t go much over a grand for the complete setup. I was the only member there with an AR (.223), while the other members were there with their multi thousand $$ bolt action builds in hand. Next year, there were 4 more ARs at the annual shoot, lol.

Old pic, has a different scope setup on it nowadays.

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nice rifle
 

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So I recently had a troll-boy attack me for a comment I made on a YT video, where I mentioned I have 44 Magnum handloads with both 200 grain and 300 grain Hornady XTPs that shoot into 2" five-shot groups at 100 yards from a 7 1/2" Super Redhawk with a 2-7 scope off a good rest. After calling me a liar, he tried claiming physics, mechanical engineering, twist rates, ballistics, and yada yada yada prove that it is impossible. With all due respect, I know it IS possible since I've done it on numerous occasions. I've even shot a 1 5/8 inch group by firing all five from one chamber, which demonstrated that some chambers weren't as well aligned with the bore as others. I also recall, gun writer Ross Seyfried shot a group under an inch at 100 yards with a big bore revolver at one point (using all five chambers), but disremember if that was using open sights. August '94 Guns & Ammo, if anyone has a copy that's not packed away.

Have any of you dabbled in 100 yard revolver shooting, and what kind of groups have you seen? I am aware 2" is good, but refuse to believe it is unprecedented.


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Easily acomplished with the .45 Colt 7.5" BH. This was sitting two hand gripped resting on knees. Iron sights. Load was 300gr. XTP / 22gr. H110 CCI 350 primer 1.570" oal chambers 1,2&3 when it had XR3-RED grips. Now is a SUPER BH with .452" Throats for Lead boolits.
 

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Professor

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I've seen it done when I was a kid in west Texas. Those silhouette shooters were excellent sixgunners. I cannot do it myself. I'm happy with my ability at 50 yds with a few of my revolvers but 100 is too much for my eyes.
 

Bigbore5

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LOL. I have heard 14 million times that guys need 24X scope on a 22 for 50 yds cause they do not have young eyes. need scopes on everything. now all of a sudden these guys can make unbelievable groups with irons along with the short sight radius. same guys will put a scope on a close range lever gun "cause my eyes are old". I cant figure it out
Thanks to the miracle of trifocal glasses marksmanship can be reclaimed to a point. Without mine, I can't clearly see the rear sight, let alone the front. With them, the front sight is clear in the middle of the lense and clear enough to see the target clearly enough from 25-50yds.

The trick is getting your head tilted forward just right for it all to get together.
 
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