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Old 07-24-2019, 05:56 AM   #1
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When shooting at the range I set my targets at 15 yards and about head and chest height. I have no problems, but if set Higher or lower Im all over the place meaning too high or low. Any tips or help would be great. I know Ill get it sooner or later but I get frustrated. Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:36 AM   #2
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My guess is that you're aligning the sights consistently in the position you're most comfortable, but when adjusting holds lower/higher you're not using the same or consistent sight alignment. By sight alignment I mean the front sight being aligned on the same plane with the rear, whether you're using the top edge of the sights or aligning dots.

Don't know what targets you're using, but I'd start a bit closer than 15 yards. With a light colored magic marker (not black) put a dot as small as you can reasonably see on a white paper background. It will help to more easily determine sight alignment and eventually be more consistent. The dot will help show how much you're moving around while trying to hold on it, and help determine that you're using the same sight picture. Once ya think ya got a more consistent sight alignment with different holds high/middle/low, then I'd start alternating every shot.

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Old 07-24-2019, 11:08 AM   #3
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I'd suggest paying close attention that you are focusing your eye/eyes on the front sight. Get your sights aligned on target then deliberately refocus on the front sight, don't worry if the target goes blurry, keep your focus on the front sight, just a thought. As Phil said 15 yards is out there, maybe give things a go at 7 or 10...
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or 5 yards....get it figured out then move the targets back in 2 or 3 yard stages.
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learn to shoot far and close will be a piece of cake
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