Following on from the numerous threads on rifle calibre,shot placement etc etc. Its got me wondering just what is the general standard of marksmanship amongst stalkers?
Its generally excepted that your shots should land within a 4ins circle to be good enough for deer stalking but personally if I shot a four inch group I'd be mortified but like others I have done my level 1 and seen people who for one reason or another just can't hold a group together.
What do the pro stalkers on this forum see day to day when they take their clients to the target before going on a stalk? Also,seeing as it's a test to see if the guest can humanely take a deer,do people actually fail? Or do you just restrict the range they're allowed to shoot at? It must make for a frustrating day!
I'd be interested in your thoughts?