Sight alignment for indoor range

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Sight alignment for indoor range

Post by fin on Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:41 pm

Hello - I am a newer shooter with a Ruger Mark III with the factory sights. When I shoot at 21 feet, my rear square sight is aligned horizontally with the center sight. How do I adjust for a 40 foot and 50 foot bullseye as far as alignment?

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Post by DeweyHales on Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:51 pm

That's a tough one. It can be worked out using similar triangles. But, it could be tough to hold that sight picture consistently. If the sights are adjustable, it would be best to experiment and see what works for you, gun, and ammo.
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Post by fin on Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:55 pm

Should I get a rear sight with dots? I painted the front sight bright green. Not sure if I should place the front sight lower inside the rear sight or keep them all even and just place the whole thing at 12:00 or 6:00.

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Post by DeweyHales on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:54 pm

Keep the sights aligned. Figure out where to hold. Dots help some people. Most target sights are black. I have marked my front sights to give me something for focus.
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Post by fin on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:00 pm

Did you color your rear sight or leave it black? When you say where to hold, you mean 6:00, middle or 12:00?

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Post by Rob Kovach on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:07 pm

This is the hold I use indoors:
Note the Front Sight post is in focus and the rear sight is a little blurry and the target is blurry.
Outdoors I use center hold--the sights look the same but my point of aim is the center of the black.
I don't find any advantage to painting dots on my sights.  I think the black gives me the most contrast against the target.
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Post by fin on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:16 pm

Thanks so much for your advice Smile

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