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sighting in a revolver

when sighting in a revolver (44 mag) for hunting with adjustable iron sights.

do you sight in for a hold on dead center or do you use the old, six o'clock hold.

which would be preferable or the normal one.

i was thinking at longer distances say 50 to 100 yards the front sight might cover the bullseye and make it hard to sight in or hit game.

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Re: sighting in a revolver

I prefer a six o'clock hold.
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Re: sighting in a revolver

6 o'clock
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Re: sighting in a revolver

six o'clock works just fine. went back to the range hitting bulls eye at 25 yards from a rest.

i can see the bullseye...

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Re: sighting in a revolver

For hunting, I prefer the dead on hold, meaning dead on the very top of the front sight. That way, it's not covering up the entire target. The problem with the 6 o'clock hold is that it's easy to do on a standard target at a known distance, but what if it's closer or farther and you don't have that nice target picture but the blank brown slate of the side of a buck? If you do 6 o'clock at 25 yards and that means it's say 4 inches below the center of the bullseye, what is 4 inches on the side of that buck? What's it at 42 yards?

The best thing to do is practice on targets that approximate the look of the deer, not nice round bulls-eyes. Draw a faint outline on a big brown piece of cardboard and shoot it at differing distances and angles. I think you will come to prefer the dead on sight picture.

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Re: sighting in a revolver

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For hunting, I prefer the dead on hold, meaning dead on the very top of the front sight.
That is a six o'clock hold if you intend to hit anything at the "very top of the front sight".
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Re: sighting in a revolver

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For hunting, I prefer the dead on hold, meaning dead on the very top of the front sight.
That is a six o'clock hold if you intend to hit anything at the "very top of the front sight".
Why didn't I expect some smart aleck response....silly me.

OK, let me clarify. Please see the following reference:

USA Shooting

and note the difference between the 6 o'clock sight picture and the Center sight picture. I am, of course, promoting the use of the center sight picture.

Clearer?

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Re: sighting in a revolver

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Why didn't I expect some smart aleck response....silly me.

OK, let me clarify. Please see the following reference:

USA Shooting

and note the difference between the 6 o'clock sight picture and the Center sight picture. I am, of course, promoting the use of the center sight picture.

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That reference you refer to is an example of a six o'clock hold for bull's-eye shooters.

A hunting or combat six o'clock hold is as I described.
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Re: sighting in a revolver

A couple of inches higher than the top of your front sight at 25 yards...that way you can see the game animal..
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Re: sighting in a revolver

.......or scope the gun and aim where you wanna hit....

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