jbmOU- How can you be certain that you never missed a target because of a hole in the pattern? Pattern tests do demonstrate that with long range handicap shooting it is possible for a target to pass through the center of a pattern.
You got a laugh out of me on this one, thanks, I needed that! The answer is; the same way you can tell that magnum shot doesn't! "What's hit is history, and what's missed is mystery......." How can you tell that the extra-hard shot doesn't just bounce & collide itself right out the way? Confidence is still King. Yogi was right........lol