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Thread: DSC1 Shooting Test - Yards or Metres?

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    DSC1 Shooting Test - Yards or Metres?

    Been reading up on this site and elsewhere on the shooting test. The DMQ (whose targets I have printed off) say the test is in yards. Most of the discussion talks of zeroing and shooting in metres...which is a tad confusing.....

    I would think that it should be metres (moa adjustments and all that) so any idea what is correct? If it is yards then I want to get the practice correct. As a match shooter I am slightly obsessing on this....

    It's also more of an issue for me as I can only practice on a 25yd (20m) range and am getting jolly confused with the maths required to scale my targets....

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    Don't get too bogged down with fine detail. If you work in meters and it is in yards on the day the targets will be a tiny bit closer.

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    Toxter - you've gone and really blown things up now. The DMQ website does ( as you say ) clearly talk in terms of Yards. Yet the test is in Metres - clear evidence of.... well probably something

    I'd actually not noticed before - so have flagged it to DMQ.

    Why am I convinced its Metres? I have a current batch of shooting assessment marking papers right before me and I quote verbatim -

    1. Zero Target
    3 shots in a 4" circle from 100m. From a rest or Prone
    2. Deer Target
    2 shots in deer target killing area from 100m, from a rest or prone
    2 shots in deer target killing area from 70m, kneeling or sitting position. Sling and/or stick or bipod if desired.
    2 shots in deer target killing area at 40m , standing. 'Free hand' or using a stick


    Well spotted.

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    Please be metres.....makes the maths so much easier.....

    Jimo is correct that if I go for metres then it turns out to be yards, I should be ok. The worry is that I will rehearse the maths for the sights based on the wrong setting...as I'll be using a house rifle this could be irritating. I'll be doing it with Jelen so I guess I could drop them a line as well - esp. regarding the loan rifle.

    It's in my nature that I'll be annoyed even if I pass but I drop more than one point per card....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxster View Post
    It's in my nature that I'll be annoyed even if I pass but I drop more than one point per card....
    Don't worry - if my memory serves me correctly, the scoring is rather more binary than 'points per card', and unless you aim at the margin of the target-area, yards or meters will make no difference anyway.
    Last edited by Dalua; 18-05-2013 at 12:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxster View Post
    Please be metres.....makes the maths so much easier.....

    Jimo is correct that if I go for metres then it turns out to be yards, I should be ok. The worry is that I will rehearse the maths for the sights based on the wrong setting...as I'll be using a house rifle this could be irritating. I'll be doing it with Jelen so I guess I could drop them a line as well - esp. regarding the loan rifle.

    It's in my nature that I'll be annoyed even if I pass but I drop more than one point per card....
    Even before the test you've heaped pressure on yourselve by saying you will be annoyed if you drop 1 point per card You will be using a loan rifle that will be zeored at 100 mtrs, just centre the cross hair on the target and squeeze the trigger no maths needed, on the deer target the heart is your bull . On the last DSC 1 shooting test I was on a while back a 25yrds match shooter using his own rifle struggled to hit the target due to nerves.

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    No point scoring, only pass or fail, 100m or yards really makes not a jot of difference , there are no "scoring" rings on a deer. Good luck with your test.atb Tim

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    Toxster

    If using a Jelen rifle on the day, don't worry as it will be zeroed, so you shouldn't have to do much of anything to it. Maybe a click or 2 up/down, left/right, but that should be it. It doesn't matter if it's yards or metres, just shoot what's in front of you and adjust as required.

    You get to put rounds downrange on the zero target before tackling the actual test on the deer target, so I'd not worry.

    There are no additional points available if you cloverleaf your rounds in the deer target, so just concentrate on where the pencil target area is, and put the rounds into that.

    Good luck
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    Is the expected style to "aim-off" or to click the sights a set number of times when moving to the 70m/yd and 40m/yd targets?

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    I aimed smack in the middle...! No need to do anything overly clever at those distances as the point is just to prove that you can "hit a cow's *rse with a banjo"
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