Most of you may not realize this... but the NRA was actually formed after the War of Southern Independence. (you yankees probalby call it the civil war) See some yankees came home from the war and were deeply disturbed because the confederate soldiers shot a lot better than they did. The yankees had better rifles... but the southern boys shot more accurately. Now rather than rationalizing this... they did the manly thing and recognized it and set out to fix it. They started the NRA and started teaching yankees to shoot better. They built rifle ranges and worked to get shooting taught in schools. They did good work... at least if you think yankees shooting better is desirable.
Over the decades... hell a century... the NRA has changed. Its changed so much in fact... that now.. its own publications can do things like this.
Yes Virginia... an organization created to help folks shoot accurately... just published 5 reasons for you to buy a mini-14.
This makes sense in a sick and ironic sort of way... you have an anti-gun organization marketed as gun lobby... recommending an odd piece of useless plumbing marketed as a rifle.
I think my favorite bit here is where the author starts yammering about how 2 inch groups at 100 yards "are not out of the question". Note... he didn't say you could expect them. He didn't say they'd happen regularly. He said... "they are not out of the question." In other words... the mini-14 is the same minute of paper plate piece of shit it has always been.
And actually its even worse. Remember... these guys measure their groups from the center of the group out. Meaning they look at the group they shot.. pick a center point... and measure out from there. So you have shots that are 4 inches apart... but its a 2 inch group. Because see each was only 2 inches from the center.
So when you see these guys calling something a 2 inch group... that's what guys like JAC and I call a 4 inch group. Because we find the two shots that are the furthest apart and measure one to the other... center to center. So if the two furthest are 4 inches apart... it is a 4 inch group... and well... maybe this illustration will help...