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Does your gun shoot where your sights say it should?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by hm1ing, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. hm1ing

    hm1ing 97051 Member

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    I'm offering a tip to those that are new and old timers owning any gun with sight or other optic.

    I recently put my gun in the shop to switch out sights from a Dot-n-Post to a Target adjustable. When i got it back I wanted to see if it was on...
    I have mainly 9mm's so I bought a 9mm lazer cartrige from a well known supplier. Following all the safety and printed instruction i used it and found out where each of my pistols center was. I also found that the money paid to switch out the sights was not to sight it. Using this lazer cartrige to find each pistols center, I have been on every time, every gun and saving ammo sighting in. :thumbup:

    I would like to see other basic fixes to help the gun owner that can make a difference.
     
  2. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I have found the best fix for the accuracy of my guns is to let someone else shoot them.
     
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  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is a little off topic, but it's a neat trick when mounting a scope that has been installed previously on another firearm.
    To return the crosshairs back to factory center, put the scope tight against a mirror and look into the the eyepiece.
    You will see two sets of crosshairs. Adjust the windage / elevation knobs so that both sets line up together.
    You are now back to factory center.
     
  4. hm1ing

    hm1ing 97051 Member

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    thats a nice tip!
     
  5. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sad....But true.

    Mike
     
  6. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    here is another trick but you might know it already get four standard paper targets turn them over so all you see is the white side staple them to your target back board staple them so you have them like four square you need a rifle rest. place your rifles scope dead centerbetween all four squares .take off your scope adjustment covers .take your first shot. now with out moving the rifle see where the bullet hole is . now ajust your cross hairs to that hole . now your rifle is zeroed at 100 yards take one more shot at the center again pretty cool huh
     
  7. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Now that I have target sights on it, it does.
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If my guns don't shoot to "point of aim" I change what's needed to make them do so. Adjust sights, scope or bullet weight. I once had a .22 revolver that wasn't even close. It got sold!