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This is a discussion on sling adjustment/sight adjustment within the Rifle Competition forums, part of the Rifle Forum category; Originally Posted by bustedknuckles So you questions are not answered?.. What exactly do need our thoughts on? Im helping your get your M14forum post count ...

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Old September 9th, 2016, 02:38 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by bustedknuckles View Post
So you questions are not answered?..
What exactly do need our thoughts on?
Im helping your get your M14forum post count up

Im hoping you guys can help me on my journey of being a marksman. learning the sling and sights.

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Old September 9th, 2016, 02:41 PM   #32
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So rephrase your questions please. Because I'm lost.

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Old September 9th, 2016, 03:52 PM   #33
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OK, after you've got the rifle to hit reliably 'near where you want',
the 'next level' is to be able to 'call the shot'. That means that when you fire the shot you're able know ('call') where it will hit on the target before looking.
Doing that requires 2 simple actions -
1) Follow-thru by maintaining your position and grip on the rifle, and continue to look at the front sight and the target WHILE the rifle actually fires.
2) Force yourself to really SEE where on the target the front sight is positioned when the rifle fires.

This is important for 2 main reasons -
1) The follow-thru prevents you from relaxing too early and moving the rifle before the shot is gone.
2) Calling the shot is NECESSARY to make good sight corrections. If you don't really know where the front sight was pointed, then you don't know if a sight correction is needed or the shot landed where your were pointing it.

About that rear sight and the elevation markings on it.
To USE those markings each individual rifle HAS TO BE tested and adjusted.
Most people don't use the elev markings, just count the number of clicks UP from when the rear sight is lowered all the way down.
You'll probably find that your rifle is somewhere between 6 and 12 clicks UP from bottom at 100 yards - remember YOUR number. Then when shooting at longer distances, use the additional 'come-ups' that INSTRUCTOR mentioned earlier.
If you're curious about those markings, go ahead and turn the knob to COUNT the number of clicks between the various distances - the number of clicks will be very near to what INSTRUCTOR mentioned as the come-ups.
But for actual shooting, bottom the rear sight and then count-up YOUR number of clicks.

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