Sub 10 yards are certainly not gimmie's!
I've missed two this season !
8 Yarder at Nelson GP buried in a pile of dry stone,miss dialed it split at 12 o'clock didn't fall
10 Yarder at Europeans,miss dialed it split at 12 o'clock again didn't fall
The latter one at the Europeans, there was a guy stood behind me in the general public & a heard him say " Fu**king hell don't know how he missed that with a scope like that " , as i looked round he did dissapear quickly before i had chance to reply to his words of wisdom !
Yes i think they are a valid target,& test of the shooter knowing his or her equipment ! But hey what do i know !
Living the dream