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Sighting in the Deerhunter 50cal yesterday, every shot was hitting about 4 inches to the right. My rear fiber optic sight is the only sight i can adjust. In my mind, if i need to hit my target more to the left i should move my rear sight a hair to the right.

everything i read online tells me the opposite, or its explained in a way thats even more confusing.

Can anyone help me out?
 

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Forestry242 said:
Sighting in the Deerhunter 50cal yesterday, every shot was hitting about 4 inches to the right. My rear fiber optic sight is the only sight i can adjust. In my mind, if i need to hit my target more to the left i should move my rear sight a hair to the right.

everything i read online tells me the opposite, or its explained in a way thats even more confusing.

Can anyone help me out?
Dad taught it to me like this when I was a kid.

"The front sight chases and the back sight runs"

When adjusting the rear sight move it the "opposite" direction of where your hitting. If your hitting left move it right. If your hitting right move it left.

If your adjusting your front sight move it toward where your hitting.
 

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Rear sight gets moved in the direction you want the bullet to impact.

Your shooting to the right, move the rear sight to the left. You'll only need a slight adjustment to get on target.
 

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If you can hold the sight on the center and have someone while the gun is rock steady move it to the group, you should be dead on. The key is to hold it very still, not move a bit.
 

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Move the target a bit to the left and a bit higher and you should be right on.



Keep your options open.




Or move your rear sight as the guys above suggest. Do you have any vertical adjustment in the rear sight? If not raise or lower the front sight in the rear sight depending on how your sight picture is now. It becomes a sight picture memorization thing if you have no adjustment.
 

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Simple iron sight rule: Move the rear sight in the direction you want the bullet to go / impact. That rule apples to windage and elevation. It can not be any more easy than that.
 
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