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I forget which thread it was, but I was talking to someone about an optic with no magnification.  The person said something like "Sight your optic for 6" or something like that.
 
What does that mean?  I assume it means set the dot to the 6:00 position, but at what yardage?  How dos that help for general short-range shooting?
 
Optic noob here.


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 Basically your setting your sight at the bottom of your target,hence the 6 o'clock thing. I sight my K4 Weaver w/post & crosshair reticle and the 40,50,and 60yd pins on my bow that way so I don't block the view of a small target with my sight. Of course I do my .357 revolver the same. I'm just guessing,but I would figure that LEO's would sight-in that way so the sight does not to block their view of a perp so as to better keep an eye on them.
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I need a chart or graphic.  I think in terms of charts, lol.
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Here you go ick.
 
 
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Are you saying like this....
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Yep.
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Sorry, it took me a while to generate mine.  I guess on mine it is a bit too low.

Thanks guys.


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 Just a bit but I think ya got the idea.
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Depends on target size and distance but that's it.
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 The image Dogger posted is what I think most shooters refer to as a "six-o-clock hold" (using a flat topped post front sight.)

 The top one Ick posted,(which he labeled "Normal Hold"), is sometimes referred to as a "flat tire hold".  An advantage to that one is that the diameter of the bullseye is not a determining factor in whether the bullet will hit the center of it.

 The lower one Ick posted, well,  ...  that's just called a " MISS"!    Whistling 


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Hmmm, this is good, I did not know this, thanks guys!

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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Here you go ick.
 
 
I find with a .223  69gr hpt if I sight it like this at 200  then at 300 go back to splitting the target circle in half with the front post --- both will hit center  of the target.
This is often refered to as shooting pumpkin on a post.


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Originally posted by Ick Ick wrote:

I forget which thread it was, but I was talking to someone about an optic with no magnification.  The person said something like "Sight your optic for 6" or something like that.
 
 
 I think it may have been Koshkin explaining one way to get a little more accurate with your hold when using a red-dot sight with a large dot.
 He suggested using the top edge of the dot as the aiming reference (properly zeroed of course, as opposed to using the center of such a dot which obscures a large area of the target.
 I'm assuming that's what he meant, and I don't want to misquote him.
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6 o'clock holds are used for target shooting in formal shooting events, such as nra bulleye, high power rifle  or something typically having a round circle to aim on. the 6 is not used in 3 gun matchs, IDPA, steel matches, IPSC, or any other or on a carry gun as the target will never be round. If you go to a gun school such as Gunsite or Thunder you will be taught center of mass.

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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

 The lower one Ick posted, well,  ...  that's just called a " MISS"!    Whistling 
 
lol, you got me on that one.  Fortunately I have 29 more rounds in a magazine in case I do miss!
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