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Patterning question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by SBennett, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. SBennett

    SBennett TS Member

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    How far away should you stand back from a pattern board to best determine your guns poi?
     
  2. brent375hh

    brent375hh TS Member

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    I like the actual yardage where I break targets. (30 yards)

    Many just use 1/3 that distance and multiply that POI by three. (10 to 14 yards)
     
  3. setter

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    Read this!
     
  4. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    13 yards or 40 yards take your pick ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    ... but don't ""stand;" use a rest of some kind. The closer you are:

    1. The more shots you can get on a piece of paper. That gives you a better chance of being willing to take enough shots to find out what you are there to find out. Ten or so may be fine as long as everything looks right. If it doesn't, you will have to come back another day to be sure.

    2. The easier it is to gauge the center of the pattern which is what you are looking for.

    3. The less walking you will need to do to see what's going on. In fact at 13 yards you won't have to walk at all, you can read it right from the bench.

    4. The less your shots will be affected by wind, which even at 13 yards can be a factor and at 30 more so.

    Neil
     
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