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#7297387 - 01/11/13 05:27 AM Re: w Is it possble to shoot a 4" group at 500 meters with open sights? [Re: AJ300MAG]
rost495 Offline
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yep, just never got that lucky.. grins
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#7297427 - 01/11/13 05:41 AM Re: w Is it possble to shoot a 4" group at 500 meters with open sights? [Re: rost495]
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We use 1 1/4" spotters for 600 yard F-Class. I have an uncanny knack of hitting the spindle... when the spotter is in the "9" ring.

Well I guess there IS something out there shocked eek grin

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#7297475 - 01/11/13 05:58 AM Re: w Is it possble to shoot a 4" group at 500 meters with open sights? [Re: AJ300MAG]
rost495 Offline
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I probably hit most spindles in the 7 ring on "verification" shots.

Yes the wind did change that much you idiot... grins
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#7298397 - 01/11/13 09:44 AM Re: w Is it possble to shoot a 4" group at 500 meters with open sights? [Re: AJ300MAG]
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Originally Posted By: AJ300MAG
We use 1 1/4" spotters for 600 yard F-Class. I have an uncanny knack of hitting the spindle... when the spotter is in the "9" ring.



Hey, at least you are being consistent.

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#7298563 - 01/11/13 10:31 AM Re: w Is it possble to shoot a 4" group at 500 meters with open sights? [Re: 300Savage]
BarryC Offline
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Originally Posted By: 300Savage
qualified by shooting a 4" group at 500 meters using an FN rifle in 7.62 Nato with open peep sights. Sounded like a feat of remarkable marksmanship. I could see a scope sighted rifle off bags on the bench doing that kind of grouping, but open sights and prone position left me wondering on the feasibility?

Was the rifle a FAL (L1A1)? Lots of different FN rifles. The differences are important.

Is the group possible with a FAL? Yeah, one lucky group. Likely? Probably less likely than getting hit by lightening.

The FAL is a nice battle rifle, but it sure isn't an AR nor is it an M14.
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#7303587 - 01/12/13 02:13 PM Re: w Is it possble to shoot a 4" group at 500 meters with open sights? [Re: BarryC]
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I'm going to say yes, it's possible and probably consistently doable.
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#7315696 - 01/15/13 08:50 AM Re: w Is it possble to shoot a 4" group at 500 meters with open sights? [Re: sharps4590]
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I've shot several 16X cleans at 600 yards with Iron sights on a match rifle, several 14 and 15x cleans at 600 yards with a service rifle.
I think your sons FIL is probably not bullish*tting.
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#7315797 - 01/15/13 09:10 AM Re: w Is it possble to shoot a 4" group at 500 meters with open sights? [Re: rgrx1276]
rost495 Offline
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Now you've gotten a reply from one of the top shooters in the nation....
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#7315875 - 01/15/13 09:29 AM Re: w Is it possble to shoot a 4" group at 500 meters with open sights? [Re: rost495]
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I can say the same about you my friend. I hope you and yours are doing well.
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#7316348 - 01/15/13 11:29 AM Re: w Is it possble to shoot a 4" group at 500 meters with open sights? [Re: rgrx1276]
rost495 Offline
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Don't think my skills ever came close to yours, but thanks for the comments.

Same back at ya and Happy New Year.
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