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Posted: 10/23/2002 8:36:45 PM EDT
What kind of groupings should I get at 25, 100, 250 yards with my gun?
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:43:28 PM EDT
it varies gun to gun, caliber to caliber, cartridge to cartridge. What gun do you have?
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:48:37 PM EDT
According to the media, you should be able to get dime sized groups at 1000 yards with any .223 weapon. USPC40 [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/line.gif[/img] [url=www.nra.org][b][red]NRA[/red][/url] [url=www.nra.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][b][red]GOA[/red] [/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.saf.org][red]SAF[/red][/url] [url=www.saf.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][red]SAS[/red][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/b][/url] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/alabamaflag.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:53:27 PM EDT
yeah, it very much depends on the round/rifle. My SAR-1 gets groups of about 6 inches at 50 yards (though I haven't really tried that hard to get tight groups with it), and my 14.5" ar-15, with SA ammo, will get 1 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards if I'm really careful. With wolf ammo I'll get 6-8" groups.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:56:21 PM EDT
My "gun" doesn't shoot past 1 foot. My rifles however shoot about 2 MOA @ 100 yards on a good day from the bench. But that's just me. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 8:57:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USPC40: According to the media, you should be able to get dime sized groups at 1000 yards with any .223 weapon. USPC40
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I thought I heard CNN reporting that the .223 actually corrects for shooter error. [;D] Keving67
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 9:09:34 PM EDT
As you noticed, sgtar gave his grouping in MOA (minutes of angle), that's probably the best way to express acuracy as it isn't dependent on range. I shoot 2 MOA with my Rem. scoped 700ADL but only about 10 MOA with my SKS. Guns can vary quite a bit. A good AR should give you 1-2 MOA, you on the other may shoot 1/2 MOA or DOA's (Degrees of Angle (really bad)). 1 MOA = 1" @ 100 Yds. 1 MOA = 2" @ 200 Yds. 2 MOA = 2" @ 100 Yds. and so on. Karl.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 9:49:14 PM EDT
I just shot my father-in-law's .243 at 300 meters with an 8 power scope and a 15 mph crosswind. My best group was 1.5 inches using Federal ammo. Probably a fluke but I would think that if you're a decent shot, a 3 inch grouping at 300 meters wouldn't be out of the question. But again, this begs the question as to your ability, the conditions, etc. How this relates to an AR-15, I'm not sure exactly. I was an expert marksman with the M-16 in the Army and we had to use the 300 meter targets (with open sites) as part of it, so I would think that with a scope, it wouldn't be out of the question. Hope this helps.
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