How often do you have to fiddle with sight adjustment?

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How often do you have to fiddle with sight adjustment?

Post by Otiso on Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:17 pm

Once you know what your doing with the fundamentals and have a load settled on, how often are you making sight adjustments?
I went to the range and shot on a Sat and had my zeros down. Come Sun (match day), my elevation was way off with the same load...needed 3 clicks down on slow fire.

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Re: How often do you have to fiddle with sight adjustment?

Post by john bickar on Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:19 pm

All the time.

Because losing sucks.

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Post by LenV on Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:10 pm

All the time. Altitude,attitude,adrenolin,atmospheric pressure,temperature. Well pretty much everything has some effect on bullet impact. Some things more than others. I sight in before the match and still expect to have to change sight adjustment after 1st string.Sometimes after 1st shot if I was positive about my call. The faster you react to the changes the sooner your shots are going on call. And don't be surprised if the zero changes in the middle of a match. All the other things you can't control are changing as the day warms up and you warm up.

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Post by Jack H on Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:15 pm

Simple inconsistencies in your grip to the grip for the next string can move the zero from one side of the ten ring to the other. 

Do you ever really know "what you are doing with the fundamentals"?

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Post by Rob Kovach on Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:20 pm

With iron sights I'm cranking on them all the time.  Remember "sun is up, sights up".  For my gun it's 3 clicks between sunny and cloudy--or sunny and shooting under covered firing points.

If the sun is coming at you from the side you have to click toward the sun left or right also.

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Re: How often do you have to fiddle with sight adjustment?

Post by Otiso on Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:22 pm

No I definitely do not know what I'm doing with the fundamentals. I'm still working on that.
I was just wondering if this was normal for those that have mastered the fundamentals better than I have and evidently it is. Thanks for the answers.

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Post by Rob Kovach on Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:23 pm

Are you shooting iron sights?

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Post by john bickar on Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:31 pm

Dewey had a good quote a month or so ago. I can't remember it verbatim, but it was something like "technique shoots the groups, the screwdriver centers them."

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Post by john bickar on Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:32 pm

Otiso wrote:No I definitely do not know what I'm doing with the fundamentals. I'm still working on that.

Me too!

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Post by Otiso on Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:30 pm

Rob Kovach wrote:Are you shooting iron sights?
Yes iron sights.

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Post by Rob Kovach on Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:36 pm

You HAVE to adjust them all the time.  Glare on the target, different amounts of cloud cover all make you see the sights differently. You have to adjust for that.

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Re: How often do you have to fiddle with sight adjustment?

Post by Otiso on Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:47 pm

Good. I'm glad to hear that it might not rest SOLELY with my lack of fundamentals. I didn't trust myself enough to adjust after several rounds.

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Post by DeweyHales on Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:52 pm

john bickar wrote:Dewey had a good quote a month or so ago. I can't remember it verbatim, but it was something like "technique shoots the groups, the screwdriver centers them."
That sounds good to me. We'll go with that.

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