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How often do you have to fiddle with sight adjustment?

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Post by Otiso 8/10/2014, 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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Post by john bickar 8/10/2014, 9:19 pm

All the time.

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Post by LenV 8/10/2014, 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 8/10/2014, 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 8/10/2014, 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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Post by Otiso 8/10/2014, 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 8/10/2014, 10:23 pm

Are you shooting iron sights?
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Post by john bickar 8/10/2014, 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 8/10/2014, 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 8/10/2014, 11:30 pm

Rob Kovach wrote:Are you shooting iron sights?
Yes iron sights.
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Post by Rob Kovach 8/10/2014, 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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Post by Otiso 8/10/2014, 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 8/10/2014, 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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