1st Range Trip with Contacts

Discussion in 'Firearm Related' started by rjinga, May 12, 2017.

  1. rjinga

    rjinga Member

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    What a difference contacts make! Now, instead of a grayish blur beyond my front post, I see a really small shape. (Still working on hitting it, but at least I can see it better now.)

    The rifle: PTR 91 GI with the standard iron sights. Ammunition: MEN 16 (first 40 rounds) and German surplus (last 20 rounds). I shot everything, except for the last target, from a table with a gun rest. There were some wind gusts (my target stand blew over once before I put a rubber mat on the base).

    The first two shots at 25 yds (white circle at 9:00), and then I adjusted my rear sight for windage (it had become loose), and fired the third shot (1†diameter pink bulls-eye):
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    Dog target at 25 yds (simulating a full-size target at 100 yds); 49 out of 50, with five shots inside of, or touching, the 1.25†diameter V bulls-eye:
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    Red Dawn sniper at 50 yds:
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    Dog target at 50 yds (simulating a full-size target at 200 yds); 45 out of 50, with three shots inside of the 1.25†diameter V bulls-eye:
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    Red Dawn observer at 75 yds:
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    Dog target at 75 yds (simulating a full-size target at 300 yds); 42 out of 50, with one shot inside of the 1.25†diameter V bulls-eye, and another touching it:
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    Red Dawn observer at 100 yds:
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    Dog target at 100 yds (simulating a full-size target at 400 yds); 20 out of 50:
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    Red Dawn full-size at 100 yds. I fired these shots while standing and using my sling. It was not snap-shooting, but it was a quicker pace. I think the missing shot went low (so it still could have struck him in the crotch or leg):
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  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    The target should be blurry if you are shooting with open sights. Focus on the front sight. You cannot focus on more than one plane at a time.
     

  3. rjinga

    rjinga Member

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    Yes, I understand that. I was talking about the "initial target acquisition" as they say. :)
     
  4. zetor

    zetor Gaston beat up John

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  5. gungeek

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    I wear multi-focal contacts. I can see the front sight, but not as clearly as I'd like, and because of the way multi- focal work with your eyes, rapid target acquisition is a challenge. I talked my doc about it and we tried to tweak the prescription, but it didn't really help. He recommended glasses for shooting. Very expensive since insurance doesn't cover both contacts and glasses. So I'm (slowly) working on improving speed with accuracy with the contacts.