The amazing 200 yard group by the late Tom Libby

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  1. jamesdmock

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    Tom shot this amazing 5-shot, 200 yard group at St. Louis in 2009.
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    Wow.
     
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  3. Falfan2017

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    I don’t understand how they can meaningfully measure groups like that on a piece of paper.
     
  4. jamesdmock

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    The range measurement was .093 but when sent to the records committee it came back as .089, I believe. Good shooting......James
     
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    In my dream, only in my dreams. I sit here and marvel at how many things have to be "right" for groups like that. And still, you have to add the equation of the shooter!
     
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  6. Shawnba67

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    And that equation takes years of careful work to get right!
     
  7. varmintshooter

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    From what I have read online I thought that was a typical group. Something to be proud of for sure.
     
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    Tom was wonderful person.Very entertaining....He had good equipment and shot an Otto rail gun....
    An asset to the sport... a standout and sadly missed....
    bill
     
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    Well it's what my groups look like, yes sir, you betcha....
    If I only shoot once!
    That group pictured is a lot of skill and raw talent for sure!
    A level of excellence I will never achieve.
     
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    089 by Tom Libby_2009.JPG Just because I don't like the color...
     
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    Skill and raw talent, you never met Libby.
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    Just kidding. He was a great guy. Always made ya smile.

    Joe
     
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    Really cool is that it is dead center!
     
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    Tom was quite a character!
     
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    I know that you are not saying that he used a rail to get that group, but others may think that he did. This group was shot with a 10.5 pound Sporter. Good shooting.....James
     
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    All I can say is

    How????

    I am not worthy.
     
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  18. Mark Buettgen

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    Just a side note to Tom's "dead center" record group. All 4 200 yard NBRSA groups were broken that year and still stand.
    Unlimited, Sporter, light and Heavy. I do believe at least 3 of them were with Lowell's bullets.
    Later, Mark
     
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    HECK!!!! that aint nuthin, I can do that offhand at 200yrds with my 30-30!!!:rolleyes:
    TRULY a crazy achievement!!! if I could do that at 100 id be HAPPY!!!!!:p
     
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  20. KMart

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    I don't even have something like that on my bucket list. I am smart enough to know better and I am way on the downhill side.
     
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