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Thread: New fun skills test - splitting a playing card

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    New fun skills test - splitting a playing card



    Not me, but this looks like a spot of fun. Card split at 362 yards / 330ish meters, .223.

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    We actually go the othe way and split the projectile on the edge of an axe, two white cards either side of the axe will give a perfect image on each card. Miss or graze gives you an image on one card only
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    might be worth a crack at shorter ranges with open sights. and then scopes and go out to longer ranges.
    Might have a go next week. A good way to get rid of the old cards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    We actually go the othe way and split the projectile on the edge of an axe, two white cards either side of the axe will give a perfect image on each card. Miss or graze gives you an image on one card only
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    We actually go the othe way and split the projectile on the edge of an axe, two white cards either side of the axe will give a perfect image on each card. Miss or graze gives you an image on one card only
    I do it differently Maca. I fire the 300 Win Mag at a gong a kilometre away and then run down to the target and swat the projectile out of the air with a karate chop just before it hits the gong. The skill is in breaking the projectile in half.
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    The "Skill" would you being able to "run" 100 metres let a lone a kilometre !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    The "Skill" would you being able to "run" 100 metres let a lone a kilometre !
    Super hero type powers. Faster than a speeding slug Maca.
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    As impressive az it is, the problem with this kind of skill test is that they are often beyond the accuracy capability of a rifle and just become a test of luck.

    Unless the rifle is capable of stacking shots right on top of each at that range, or shooting clover leafs then it comes down to luck, as no amount of wind reading skills or being a good shot is going to make up for the rifles accuracy.
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    @50 metres the 17 HMR will happily take the scoring numbers out on a target, well capable of splitting a card! I'm the only problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post
    As impressive az it is, the problem with this kind of skill test is that they are often beyond the accuracy capability of a rifle and just become a test of luck.
    And fun.

    Like long range rabbiting, good equipment and good skill will only get you so far. But it's still fun to try.

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    I'll make up a board for our Xmas shoot! Have heaps of jokers here to add to the fun! Will be easier with a .58 or .75 cal projectile
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    I'll make up a board for our Xmas shoot! Have heaps of jokers here to add to the fun! Will be easier with a .58 or .75 cal projectile
    I'm going to have a go this week with the 45/70 and 45LC.
    Should be fun.

 

 

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