Ken Smith from PA (no login) Posted Nov 17, 2006 8:12 AM
The only time I think ammo is wasted at any yard line is if the shooter is not willing to look at his results and learn from them. I don't think it matters what yard line you shoot at, just that you are on the range to practice. Practice makes perfect, if perfect practice.
I wonder how many new shooters who only shot a 600 match shooting from the 25 yard line never stepped up to shoot a 1500 because they felt they weren't good enough to try a 1500 since they hadn't mastered the short line yet. Sorry, but that's hogwash for me. I understand the concept, but disagree that you can't learn marksmenship from the 50. Heck, I learned more from the 50 than I ever did at the 25. In fact, I'd put that theory in reverse. I'd suggest learning marksmenship from the 50 and watch the 25 yard scores to go up!