I was at the range this evening for my off-hand practice and had set up a fancy, store bought life sized deer target to shoot my Tikka 308 at. It's called the "X-RAY" (Champion Mfg) target because the heart and lungs are transposed on the surface of the deer. I was settling in to shoot and it occurred to me that the "x-ray" feature was very distracting. Very "busy". I was really having to concentrate on each shot. I still shot about my average, but it took longer for the rifle to settle.
After the first round of five shots I switched targets to a home made one cut out of brown wrapping paper with just the minimum amount of added art work to illustrate external anatomy-legs, jaw, etc. The kill zone was, as on a deer, blank.
I found this un-cluttered target very easy to settle the reticle on and place (and call) my shots. Does anybody else experience this??~Muir