Youve gotten comfortable in the shooters box, ranged yer target and now do you...

Youve gotten comfortable in the shooters box, ranged yer target and now do you...

Joined: February 11th, 2002, 6:01 pm

August 11th, 2017, 7:00 pm #1

... focus on the reticle or on the target....

At the Oregon match I found my self doing both(probably partially explains my score... ), and since getting home have heard/read two opinions on that.... both said focus on the reticle.

Does it matter? use one and go with it? Got a good gun, good scope, good (mostly) dope..... only thing left to improve is the nut behind the trigger, and this seems like a good place to start that.....








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Joined: January 1st, 2012, 11:50 pm

August 11th, 2017, 8:00 pm #2

If using holdover/hold-off, especially when splitting mil-dots, concentrate on the reticle.

If you are "clicked" on, or shooting at your crosshair zero, such as in benchrest, you can focus on the target (bulls-eye). And the crosshair will follow naturally.
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Joined: September 28th, 2000, 12:50 am

August 12th, 2017, 12:25 pm #3

... focus on the reticle or on the target....

At the Oregon match I found my self doing both(probably partially explains my score... ), and since getting home have heard/read two opinions on that.... both said focus on the reticle.

Does it matter? use one and go with it? Got a good gun, good scope, good (mostly) dope..... only thing left to improve is the nut behind the trigger, and this seems like a good place to start that.....







And, therefore, no single shooting protocol is best for everyone, your decision should be colored by a few facts:

People who are STRONGLY right handed (and therefore left brained) seem to do better when the eye follows the motion of this body. This is the case when you use a "proper sight picture" even when using scopes.

People who are of a more artistic bend, and therefore are right brained and softly ambidextrous, shoot better when concentrating on the target and holding a mental image of the sight picture they want to achieve.

We seldom consider that when we concentrate on the target, our body has to move opposite to what the eye is telling it to do. This means for most some added time during the shot cycle which translates into mainly mental fatigue.

At medium magnifications (25 +/- 10 X) shooting offhanded with both techniques will tell you what is best for you.

HTH


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Joined: February 11th, 2002, 6:01 pm

August 15th, 2017, 7:30 pm #4

and reading your response makes me think you may have solved part of my 10m issue....


Tahnx to you both!

now off to practice....



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