Again, from a marksmanship instructor, you can adjust how you align the sights for best accuracy with your gun. Check out the following links that have illustrations to what I've been talking about. There is NO law that you have to use a 6 oclock hold, nor is there a law that you have to center the sights relative to each other. That is pure and total BS. The old guns had low front posts and if you insist on shooting it with a modern sight picture, you'll get exactly the results you have been getting. Molesting the rear or front post is counterproductive. Learn the old ways.
by B.B. Pelletier Edith has been after me to write this report for over a year. I've been researching it and believe I can do it some justice, but this is a large topic. And it's a fundamental one -- like learning to shoot a handgun one-handed. I'm going to make the case that the
Thank you for the information, Dave.
There is some truth to what the article states, in terms of "trying" to adjust for elevation. But holding 6" low on a squirrel at 25 yards, or trying to compensate for it with a tiny bit of front bead showing is not my idea of hunting. That's even if it is possible in this instance, which I do no think it was doable. Not when it can be rectified with better sights. The author plainly states that "a person with good vision". Now take into consideration low light hunting conditions, as well as aging eyes, and the situation can change drastically. By filing down the original front sight, as well as old eyes, I am living proof of both. A finer bead works, but only as long as one can clearly see it. And its no secret that in poor light conditions a fine bead is most difficult to see, at best.
It's simply strange to attempt to do such when better sights, either taller or of different styles are available. I see no reason to throw in another variable.
There is a reason why peep sights became available and popular back in the 1800's.