Using a spotting scope whilst shooting
- Using a spotting scope whilst shooting
There is a lot more to using the sights than just looking through them to find the target.
Aiming with a smallbore target rifle involves lining up three separate points; a pair of sights (a rear sight and a fore sight) with one at each end of the rifle, and the target as the third aiming point. The image the shooter sees when looking through the sights is called the 'sight picture'. If all 3 elements of the sight picture are aligned accurately the shooter will be able to hit the target when the shot is fired – it sounds simple doesn't it?
In addition to the basics of lining up the sights and understanding how to recognise a good (or bad) sight picture there are a few other topics each shooter should know and understand. How to adjust the sights, when to adjust them and more importantly when NOT to adjust them. The sections accessed from the menu above will provide more detail on each of these topics.