I used to think I was a good shooter. Then I read about THIS GUY.
Holy Moses. In the far reaches of my brain, I don't think I'd have the confidence to shoot a fairly stock Colt 6920 at 1000 yards with IRONS and keep punching an IPSC target over and over.
But, even if you don't want to read the article, the major points to be summarized are these, and I believe them whole-heartedly:
1- The AR-15 is MORE THAN CAPABLE of being a precision instrument in the right hands. This is not a rifle that is constrained to 100 or 200 yards.
2. Ammo matters. Like the author says, we're not all issued ball ammo and required to shoot it! If you want to make your carbine shine, put some SMK 77g match ammo in it and I think you'll be surprised!
3. Shooting irons and 1x power red dots is beginning to become a bit of a lost art, but seeing someone shoot irons at 1000 yards gives me hope. I've always prided myself on being able to shoot accurately with a red dot. Irons at 1000 yards? That's more than impressive.
I got excited reading this. Hopefully you do, too. If you have time, check it out:
What the Colt M4 will do at 1000 yards (link)
Be safe and see you next time.