- Aug 18, 2017
- Rocky Mountain Front Montana
Seems that's the same for scope or irons. At least it all is for me.With open sights, you must place your shots and learn the rules of Kentucky windage and when to aim high or low. You also learn how not to flinch or close your eyes when you shoot because you lose the target then.
Not really. The margin for error is less least on basic iron sights. You have to compute elevation and windage on the fly where on your scope, you got that in the cross hairs. For basic iron sights, most I seen anyways, you zero it in and don't do any more adjustment after that. There are advanced iron sights out that you can adjust the same as you see Randy do for Leopold scopes, but most I seen you can't. I never made sight adjustments on my guns until I went into the Marine Corps. Just depended on good ole Kentucky windage rules.Seems that's the same for scope or irons. At least it all is for me.
I use 115 by volume, then measured by weight on the scale. I use a .458 Kodiak 350gr flat nose or a Speer 350gr flat nose. MMP orange sabot for both. Dead on at 100 yards, and with the burris ballistic plex, the second hash from the reticle is 200 yards. I have not chrono'd the load but according to BH209, should be around 1900 FPS. Absolutely pounds elk and whitetail. Golf ball sized hole in and out with great blood trails.Any more info on 120 grains of BH 209 ? Anybody get good results with that?
This is exactly what I was gonna say. I shot everything iron sights growing up. Started with a long barrelled .22 off a bench shooting at pop cans at 50-100 yds. Shot my first two buck deer with a Springfield Model 1917 with iron sights. I don't think they were the original sights, but some type of iron sight my granddad swapped on the rifle. The first couple pronghorn I shot with a 3x9 felt like I was cheating at that point. If I was going to go back to irons, the first thing I'd do is grab that old .22 and get reaquainted.May also be helpful to have a similar (or same) open sight set-up on a .22 and put some rounds through it to master the techniques. It's cheap. I shoot a couple hundred with an iron sight at the range every year, then take it to hunt squirrels to keep my skills sharp.