Shooting Instructional Videos - Sights and Scopes

Instructional videos by National Shooting Sports Foundation

Sight Alignment -

How To Adjust Sights On A Hand Gun
How To Aim A Gun

Set up Your Scope for Success
Long-Range Rifle Shooting Technique

Gander Mountain

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Understanding Minute of Angle (MOA)
Long Range Shooting Technique

Rifle Sight-in Process
Long Range Shooting Technique

Scope Tracking
Long Range Shooting Technique

Shooting at Angles
Long Range Shooting Technique

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About Sights and Scopes in General

Iron sights are a system of shaped alignment markers (usually metal) used as a sighting device to assist in the aiming of a device such as a firearm, crossbow, or telescope, and exclude the use of optics as in telescopic sights or reflector (reflex) sights.

Iron sights are typically composed of two component sights, formed by metal blades: a rear sight mounted perpendicular to the line of sight and a front sight that is a post, bead, or ring. Open sights use a notch of some sort as the rear sight, while aperture sights use some form of a circular hole. Civilian, hunting, and police firearms usually feature open sights, while many military battle rifles employ aperture sights.

The earliest and simplest iron sights are fixed and cannot be easily adjusted. Many iron sights are designed to be adjustable, so that the sights can be adjusted for windage and elevation. On many firearms the rear sight is adjustable for elevation or windage.

For precision applications such as hunting or sniping the iron sights are usually replaced by a telescopic sight. Iron sights may still be fitted alongside other sighting devices (or in the case of some models of optics, incorporated integrally) for back-up usage.

The preceding information is from Wikipedia. More detailed information can be found at their web page by clicking here.

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