But the ability to put another shot in the same place means you can do it again on another target. Shooting a tight group consistently no matter where is the whole point of practicing
I see those two sentences as mutually exclusive.
Take the 4 target setup in tipoc's post for example.
If I took one shot at each target and hit each red bull dead center - that would be what, a 12" group?
Can you seriously say that's "bad shooting", based only on the "group size"?
Or reticle's 10 yard target.
If I stuck three in the red, then shot out the numbers (5,6,7,8,9) then finished off by putting two rounds into the UPC bar code - that's what, another 12" "group".
Would that also be "bad" shooting because it's a 12" "group"?