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    shooting "gongs" - size and range

    when people shoot gongs, what is the normal diameter and at what range are they shot at and when do they step up the size?

    any thoughts


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    Went to WMS Steel Challenge last year and there was a real range, from animal silhouettes to small gongs. 10" at 800 odd yards was one of the more challenging targets - downward angle and a nice healthy crosswind.

    I suppose it depends on level of skill, shooting positions and whether you want to spend more time connecting than looking for splashes.

    Would think 4, 6, 8 and 10" would work well at different ranges...
    Anything sub-minute will be a good challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milligan View Post
    Anything sub-minute will be a good challenge.


    I don't think there is a standard but it seems like a good idea to match the target size to the equipment.

    So say 3/4 minute for target/varmint type shoots up to 3 minutes for military rifles with milsurp ammo. It's just my personal theory that if you match the target to the size of the rested group you could obtain in perfect conditions, any shots outside that target will be down to you and not the equipment.

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