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Post by Sheriff1962 9/11/2019, 7:45 pm

I always shoot under the cover with target stands in the sunlight. Today , I shot in bright sunlight and my shots went HIGH (?). Really high. Is this normal? I shoot center 25 and 6 o'clock at 50 now. With my sights adjusted correctly for shooting under the cover, both 25 and 50 were HIGH. Help please.

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Post by john bickar 9/12/2019, 12:05 am

https://www.starreloaders.com/edhall/nwongmain/ironsightsurvey.html
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Post by adminbot1911 9/12/2019, 10:03 am

john bickar wrote:https://www.starreloaders.com/edhall/nwongmain/ironsightsurvey.html
This is pure gold!
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Post by adminbot1911 9/12/2019, 12:25 pm

Sheriff1962 wrote:I always shoot under the cover with target stands in the sunlight.  Today , I shot in bright sunlight and my shots went HIGH (?).  Really high.  Is this normal? I shoot center 25 and 6 o'clock at 50 now.  With my sights adjusted correctly for shooting under the cover, both 25 and 50 were HIGH.  Help please.

To answer your question though, I too experience the same effect with shots going high from covered (my usual courses) to uncovered (Perry).  Definitely more than a click or two.

It's embarrassing to share, but this is my target from nationals this year.  The first shot was high... really high.  I didn't feel my squeeze was bad, but I hold center, so I held 6 o'clock and the second shot wasn't much better.  I began walking the impacts into the black using sight adjustments but by the time I was on my second magazine I'd thrown away 25 points.  Elevation adjustment ended up being 8 clicks or something silly.  And looking at the short line targets, I could have gone more.

The lousy 50 yard performance squandered a "hold serve" timed fire and a lights-out rapid fire - the tenth best of all shooters (including distinguished) that day.  Ended up with a 252-3x, well below my average but competitive given the day's conditions; cutoff for points was 253-5x.  If the first shot had been anywhere in the scoring rings, I'd be distinguished right now.  

Next year.

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Post by Wobbley 9/12/2019, 1:17 pm

That’s probably why they hold the “warm up” matches.
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Post by adminbot1911 9/12/2019, 1:21 pm

Wobbley wrote:That’s probably why they hold the “warm up” matches.
Which I would have loved to attend and will attend next year if work schedule permits.
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