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Old November 23, 2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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What's considered a good shot group?

Particularly for AR-15 type rifles? I'm in the military, and a quarter-sized grouping at 25 meters is considered an acceptable zero, so long as the group is also on target. I normally shoot pretty tight at military ranges. At the local civilian range, the closest marked range for zero is 55 yards. I shoot about an inch grouping (5 rds) at this range with my Bushmaster 16" with bipod and Eotech. I would like to know what a good goal for 100 yard group would be. Thanks!
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Old November 23, 2005, 10:54 PM   #2
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That's not bad for a rifle that's not a match-target grade.

Something like the Bushmastger Match Target, 20" heavy barrel, with a fairly high-power scope can get five-shot groups from sandbags on a benchrest inside a half-inch at 100 yards.

Any rifle of whatever sort that shoots five-shot groups inside of an inch at 100 yards (nominally one Minute of Angle) will do quite well for anything outside of actual match competition.

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Old November 24, 2005, 12:06 AM   #3
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From a rest, you should be able to keep them in 2" at 100 yards with a decent rifle, decent ammo and decent technique.

From a field position you can let that open up a bit, but I'd want to keep them inside 4" or so at 100 yards from any position except maybe offhand.
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