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Can anyone help me with these questions.

"Sighting In"

IRON SIGHTS:

Question #1: When sighting in a gun with iron sights. If the holes are being punched into the target to the right of where you have the sights aligned which way do you move the rear sight.

Question #2: If the holes are being punched in the target above where you are aiming which way do you move the rear sight

Question #3 when if ever do you adjust the front sight?

OPTICS:

Question #1: When sighting in a gun with an optical sight (red dot, scope, etc) do you move the dot to the hole or move the hole to the dot. Meaning if the holes are being punched to the right of where you are aiming do you adjust your dot to the left or right.

"Hold Over"

If you sight a gun in for a given yardage where do you aim to hit that same point when closer or further away from your original sight in distance.

SORRY for so many questions these things keep me up at night.

GIO

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Irons

#1 Holes to the right = rear sight to the left.

#2 Holes higher than Point of Aim (POA) = lower the rear sight

#3 Only if the FS is off center

Optics

#1 Move the scope adjustments in the direction you want the Point of Impact (POI) to move.

Therefore if holes are to the right of your POA move the windage turret in the left direction.

Hold Over

It is dependant on the ballistics of the ammunition you are shooting.

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Can anyone help me with these questions.

"Sighting In"

IRON SIGHTS:

Question #1: When sighting in a gun with iron sights. If the holes are being punched into the target to the right of where you have the sights aligned which way do you move the rear sight.

Question #2: If the holes are being punched in the target above where you are aiming which way do you move the rear sight

Question #3 when if ever do you adjust the front sight?

I always remember that by the F.O.R.S. acronym.

Front Opposite of where you want it to go. Rear Same direction as you want it to go.

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A bit late here, but IF you have something super-steady to hold the gun while fiddling with the sights, here's a quick way to get an optic really close to zero after the first 2-3 shots:

1. Align sight (dot or crosshair) with where it was when you called the shots.

2. Make sure the gun is not gonna move.

3. Adjust the optic until the sight is OVER the holes on the target.

You should be really close by then. 3 shots, then adjust as needed.

Note that cranking a US-type sight to move the dot to the right means turning the turret in the direction that says "left". You move the aimpoint right, so the gun is moved LEFT when you re-acquire the center of the bullseye or A zone or whatever.

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