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Shot Placement

Post by dservati on 11/11/2011, 3:23 pm

I picked up a shot placement chart at the range, basically a target showing the missed shot position and an explanation of what caused it i.e. wrist break, tightening fingers, etc. Put out by US Army Marksmanship Unit Training. I can't find any explanation for this, can anyone help?

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Post by Paper-Puncher on 11/11/2011, 4:12 pm

Well basicly....First your gun needs to be sighted correctly....and the load you are useing needs to be on your guns diet and you know the group size you are workin with.......second it is VERY important that you as a shooter be able to call your shot....meaning knowing where the shot fell or should have fallen even before you look thru the scope ......If all the above is true.......the cahrt tells you how you screwed up the shot.....If you jerked the trigger instead of a straight back pull the shoot will fall low left.....if your sqeezeing your whole hand instead of just the trigger finger your shot will be left of the bull ..etc...etc...... the cart is a very good tool as you devolpe your shooting skills .I myself still use the chart to help fix my shooting woe's....I am sure someone else with more experience will chime in and further explain.....welcome to the site.....many very knowlegeable shooter here........something else I need to add....you need to know how big your wobble circle is and you need to be shooting round groups ...the shots that fall outside your normal grouping is where you can aply the cart.....again someone else may be able to explain this better than I ...but this is just how I understand it.

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Post by Larry Lang on 11/11/2011, 7:08 pm

Ah yes...the venerable "Wheel of Misfortune".

Once you have reliable equipment and an accurate load precision shooting is a mental game. Using the wheel will make you think about what you're doing wrong.

Learn to shoot 10s and Xs. When your shots are not where you want them remember what you do to shoot Xs.
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Post by dan allen on 11/11/2011, 7:57 pm

Never took one of those charts seriously. Unless they are all in the same place - indicating a problem - wide shots are old news. Focus on the next one.

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Post by Rob Kovach on 11/11/2011, 9:45 pm

I use the wheel of misfortune. I'm really good at calling my shots, and I can usually connect something that happened as I made the shot break, and the wheel does add a little insight. I jerk the trigger, I break my wrist up and down and I thumb. I use the wheel to remind me to pay closer attention to what I'm doing.
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Post by dservati on 11/12/2011, 10:51 am

Thanks one and all. I'm new to the site but not to shooting. Started at 15 with rifle and shot gun. Joined the Army at 17 and stayed for 20 years. 17 of which my assigned weapon was the .45, til someone in the puzzle palace thought we needed the 9mm instead (wrong!). Was trained in what is now called point shooting, so most of my shooting was 2 to center mass, 1 to the head. In the past couple of years I've started shooting bullseye targets, but now at 74 I'm not as steady as I once was. Thought the circle might point out some of my errors. Anyway, thanks again for your time and expertise.

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Post by Orionsic on 11/12/2011, 11:24 am

dan allen wrote:Never took one of those charts seriously. Unless they are all in the same place - indicating a problem - wide shots are old news. Focus on the next one.

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