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Old February 14th, 2017, 05:01 PM   #16
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Lots of fellow shooters would tell me that using the post front sight insert was more difficult than the true circle aperture. Well, thought about it and bought one from Champions Choice for experimenting and it actually has a feature that lets you rotate the knurled rear of the sight and open or closes the aperture to suit the individual shooters eye sight, down to very small or as mentioned some 2 times larger than the target, more light if you will. Supposedly the human eye will automatically seek out the exact center of a circle and if that is so focusing on the target face and how it is aligned, equal amount of white all around the bulls eye, you can accurately place a shot. Tried it for a few matches and did OK with it, but went back to the post insert for it just gave me a finer sight picture, more precise so to speak. Trick is to recognize that "sweet spot" of the post at 6 o'clock position of bulls eye and your muscle memory kicks in and away it goes.
I would routinely shoot more X's with the post than the aperture system. That fancy Anshutz front sight is in my wooden box full of efforts to improve my shooting.

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Old February 14th, 2017, 05:07 PM   #17
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Some times it's us, not the sights. I'm quilty as anyone else, breathing wooble what ever. What it comes down to is a 10-11 pound rifle ain't all that easy to hold still while standing and tring to hit a small round circle.

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Old February 14th, 2017, 07:01 PM   #18
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Talking 2 clicks high at 100 yards....................

Prone at 100 yards, 168gr. HPBT SMK, 40 gr. 4895 IMR, LC 13'case, CCI primer. Two clicks too high.

The last 15 rounds before I left after some load experimentation. The 40gr. seems to work the best right now.

SA 1962 chromlined barrel, NM sights, 61 year old eyes.

It will get better, oh yes it will get MUCH BETTER !!!




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Old February 14th, 2017, 07:17 PM   #19
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Prone at 100 yards, 168gr. HPBT SMK, 40 gr. 4895 IMR, LC 13'case, CCI primer. Two clicks too high.

The last 15 rounds before I left after some load experimentation. The 40gr. seems to work the best right now.

SA 1962 chromlined barrel, NM sights, 61 year old eyes.

It will get better, oh yes it will get MUCH BETTER !!!




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Nice shooting!

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Old February 14th, 2017, 07:26 PM   #20
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Prone at 100 yards, 168gr. HPBT SMK, 40 gr. 4895 IMR, LC 13'case, CCI primer. Two clicks too high.

The last 15 rounds before I left after some load experimentation. The 40gr. seems to work the best right now.

SA 1962 chromlined barrel, NM sights, 61 year old eyes.

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That is very good Pvt Joker!
My rifle likes 40.0 of H4895 with 168's as well

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