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Guns & Ammo TV: Irons vs. Optics

How much of an edge do optics give shooters? In this segment of Pros vs. Joes, Guns & Ammo TV puts Coordinating Producer Jeff Murray against Professional Shooter Chris Cerino. Both use a Springfield Armory Saint Victor in 5.56 NATO fed with Hornady’s Black 62-grain FMJ ammo, but Murray is afforded the use of a 1-6X scope against Cerino’s iron sights.

On a course of fire that could be imagined for a 3-Gun competition, Cerino and Murray go for the most hits in the fastest time. From a barricade, they shoot several types of steel targets — Revolution Targets by Pendleton — and we quickly see how optics can improve shooter’s abilities. Whether you’re a “pro” or a “joe,” optics have changed the shooting game for the better and can give anyone an edge.  

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