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Target shooting with fibre optic sights

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Beachcomber, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Beachcomber

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    Hoping I can get some advice re target shooting with fibre optic sights.

    I've been using my new Hatsan Mod 33 at the club and have been having trouble getting my head around fibre optic sights.
    I can't get my head around using a sight that obscures the thing you are supposed to be aiming at!

    Shooting a target at 10mtrs, the black centre is totally obscured. I've had some tips from other club members who say you should concentrate on the sights and you will instinctively aim at the target but I'm not convinced - I seem to get erratic results when ignoring the target!

    Any tips? Are fibre optics suitable for targets?
     
  2. Wynne G Oldman

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    Fibre optics are not allowed in most competition target shooting. Have a look at this link. http://www.tenrings.co.uk/4709.html I'm guessing that the sights on your rifle are similar to those on a pistol, and not the diopter type. You should set your sights so that you aim just below the centre of the target, and not in the middle of it. That way you can clearly see where you're aiming against the white part of the target. ;)
     
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  3. mattyts

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    Yes but you don't cover the target,you put it below the target
     
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    Sight~reduced.jpg

    And where you focus is another thing but that seems to be a personal preference
     
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    That's what you should be looking at. Conventional wisdom states that you should be focussing on the front sight.
     
  6. Beachcomber

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    Thanks for the replies - makes much more sense now.
    I'll give it a go thursday at the range.

    Many thanks!
     
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    Ive just learned something reading this. :)
     

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