Thursday, April 24, 2014

Aim Small, Miss Small!

"Remember boys, aim small, miss small!" Col. Benjamin Martin, The Patriot (2000)

In the Gazette, Kodiak says he spends a lot of time shooting at the 5 foot mark.  If he is shooting at a 24 inch target, that may help his times but does nothing for his accuracyA 24 inch target at 5 feet is the same as a 100 inch target at 21 feet.  Sometimes we just practice missing.

Think about using a 6 inch target at 6 feet.  That is the same as a 21 inch target at 21 feet.  If you can hit 60 or 80 % in a 6 inch target at 6 feet you should be able to hit consistently at 21 feet.

A 6 inch target at 5.2 feet is the same as a 24 inch target at 21 feet.

It is paramount that the target be set at the proper height.  For me I shoot from 42 inches.  So my shot must rise 8 inches to the center of the target or .38 inches per foot from the target.  Therefore for me at 6 foot my target height is 44.2 inches. (42 plus .38 times 6)  Otherwise, I would just be practicing missing.
Coming soon the Arizona Gunslingers' five inch target.  Will be made to catch wax at five feet and will be the same as a 21 inch target at 21 feet.  A raffle item for Shoot for the Stars!


1 comment:

  1. Luckey Riley say small target good when u don't have a lot of room like in his wife's walkin closet. He is looking for a few good truck drivers in the fall for harvest who like to pheasant hunt.