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Post by xman on 1/11/2020, 7:17 pm

Sighting in a new pistol
I will be sighting in a new pistol shortly is it the consensus of this forum that I use a rest I have a Lyman
Padded rest that I can adjust or use two handed elbows on the bench to use as a rest
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Post by LenV on 1/11/2020, 10:47 pm

I prefer one handed with wrist on a sandbag or rest. This way it will still be sighted in when you lift your hand. Same recoil dynamics.
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Post by spursnguns on 1/12/2020, 12:02 am

Hello xman,

I've never had much luck shooting from a rest.  I typically stand up on my hind legs and....

  take a couple of shots two handed
  scope the hits and make an adjustment (know your click adjustments)
  take a couple of shots two handed again to check the change
  switch over to one handed for the fine adjustment

Just a few more shots and you should be sighted in.

Jim
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Post by SingleActionAndrew on 1/12/2020, 10:00 am

Personally hunching over on the table using a small sandbag or my range bag works well for dialing in the left-right but I need to do the elevation sighting while standing. At 25 yards on a B8 I'm usually a few inches high if I sight it hunched over and then stand & shoot. Must be something with drooping the head - I had presumed if the dot is in the middle of the optic then it wouldn't matter.

So instead I got a U stand used by hunters to support their guns. Adjustable legs. Mine has a tripod and goes from 2-5 feet so it works both on the table and almost tall enough to use comfortably standing. The wrist can rest in the U. Just my $0.02 (and about $75 for the stand). The right sized crutch like you use when you've hurt your leg could be an alternative.

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