Recording Range scores
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and then mark it with the ...
November 12th, 2011 10:54 PM
Recording Range scores
Anyone know of programs or ways to track range progress. Interested in means to actually scan in a target
and then mark it with the actual hits. Idea being to see progress over time from range and training sessions. If not able to do this maybe some way to record numerical scores. We have our own range area on our property, so we have the ability to practice or train at will. Any ideas or help will be greatly appreciated.
November 13th, 2011 11:39 AM
Look into the NRA pistol Marksmanship program. They have guidelines that progressively get harder and require more accuracy the higher level you get to.
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Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
November 13th, 2011 12:35 PM
When I was shooting in the Military, we recorded all that in a book (Which I still have). Each page had room for the weapon, caliber, place, time, weather conditions, sight settings, and course of fire.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
November 13th, 2011 02:04 PM
Thanks, rstickle. Have been using a book with weapon, caliber, course, and rounds fired. Never kept scores though. Did find a program to scan or use photos of target that will calculate group sizes etc. Stores
each target results. Will try it today, maybe.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! BTW, My dad retired 22 yrs EOD. Last duty as SGM with 553rd at Ft Campbell. Lot' of boom over those years, still miss some.
November 13th, 2011 02:19 PM
I photograph my targets, then use a photo editor (Paintshop Pro - even older versions like 5 are fine) to crop and blow them up, then measure group size. No, it's not automated, but it's convenient and I don't need to drag out my drafting tools (compass, dividers, circle templates) as I used to.
In the example attached, the sighting-in target provided the size reference with the 1" grid on the target. You could simply add a 6" scale (sorry, 'ruler') to your photo to provide a calibration reference.
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