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On balance, Accuracy is More Important than Volume of Fire

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With 7 votes and 41 points ahead, the winner is ...

Sum1hugme
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BOP is shared.

Pro - On balance, Accuracy is More Important than Volume of Fire
Con - On balance, Volume of Fire is More Important than Accuracy

Fire -The shooting of projectiles from weapons, especially bullets from guns.
(https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/fire)

Hope this is fun.

Round 1
Pro
Thank you Patmos for this debate. This won't be a long opening.

  In this debate, I will seek to demonstrate the importance of accuracy over volume of fire. 

"Fast is fine, but accuracy is final." - Wyatt Earp

1. The principle

  When engaged in conflict, it is the duty of the fighter to actually hit what he's firing at. Humans have been known to survive huge barrages of fire, and return fire right back. The whole point of firing at the enemy, is to hit him. Even suppressive fire is typically used for maneuver, and maneuver is used to kill and demoralize, which requires accuracy. At the end of the day, without accuracy, the projectile is not being used to its full effectiveness.

2. Cost

  It will always cost more to fire many projectiles at a target, than a few accurate projectiles. No matter what the projectile is, this is a truism.

3. Shooting

  An accurate shot from a gun is far more likely to hit the enemy in the vital areas that are always small targets, such as the head. Furthermore, the purpose of practising shooting at a gun range is to improve the accuracy of the shooter. It is obvious that the accuracy of the shooter is more important than the amount of bullets he can propel downrange. 

4. Bombs

  In the past, it was common for armies to employ the strategy of carpet bombing. The devastating collateral damage of which would kill civilians and military personnel indiscriminately. Since then, armies have shifted to more precise techniques. A precise bomb strike will always cause less collateral damage than bombing runs in aerial bombing attacks. 

   Concerning the use of rockets and such, in Grozny, it was the placement of the anti-tank strikes, not the volume, that allowed the numerically inferior Chechens to destroy entire convoys of vehicles. "...entire tank columns were effectively paralyzed by the immobilization of the lead and trail vehicles.

CONCLUSION

  In conclusion, accuracy is more important than the amount of projectiles that can be propelled at a target. When shooting a gun, dropping a bomb, or firing any other projectile, prioritizing accuracy over volume costs less, causes less collateral damage, and is more likely to eliminate the enemy.
Con
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
Extend.
Con
Forfeited
Round 3
Pro
Extend.
Con
Forfeited