A quote from Stag1933 in the neck shooting thread
It is a fact of life that 8 out of 9 stalkers cannot place 3 consecutive shots on to a one inch bullseye at 100 yards from a good rest with NO stress.
Now i know that all the stalker on SD think they are great shots. Not forgetting those that never miss ,wound a deer. Or the rural snipers in our midst.
I think that Stag1933 has a very valid and fair point. Now I know that you are thinking what the feck is this old fool from Sweden talking about.
I go every chance I get to shoot the running moose range. For every person who shoots well there are nine who shoot very average to down right poor. There was a young man a couple of weeks ago at the range who was dressed in all the hunting gear plus big knife and stool rucksack who looked like he could shoot. I shot 4 series and he followed after me. Fair enough he hit the standing target but when it was moving had a miss every time. Well he shot 5-6 series and then left the range quite happy with his performance.
Then there was the old chap who could not even score on the standing target. They are just two of many equally talented shot who will be out in the forest on the first day of moose hunting tomorrow.
Now I lived in Sussex for 53 years till I moved here. I belonged to a shooting club with deer stalking as its main interest that had regular range days on the Short Siberia and the BSC ranges.
Now the members of this club were just a cross section of the people who stalk in the UK. There were very few good shots in their ranks. 4 or 5 who spent range day after range day year in and year out chasing bullets round the target, twiddling knobs on their scopes. They never had any confidence in there rifles. At least one of these had Dsc2.
One member who’s reloading skills were on the verge of scary. And one, now dead who would have found it hard to hit a barn door at very close range. People who had .375 and .338 rifles that scared the ***** out of them. And so on.
So Stag1933 you hit the nail right on the head.