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An End to Musketry?

A RANGE OFFICER friend and I were watching shooters setting up their equipment. He observed that modern shooter , going by what we saw, were starting to rely too much on their gadgets and not enough on basic musketry skills. For hat reason, they weren’t even getting the best out of these gadgets, and were unaware that any bad results at the target end were more than likely due to their lack of attention to crucial points at the firing end, rather than to their gear. However, since everyone else was apparently shooting the same way, the answer for most shooters seemed to lie in more and better gadgets. Never discount the power of public opinion. Possibly we need to get back to basics.

So, what does this mean? I have debated accuracy with several KZN hunters who agree that rifles zeroed at sea level will shoot several inches high (that’s 50mm

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