These two elements of shooting--sight alignment and sight picture--are key to accuracy. Naturally, you should never actually look at your rib when shooting. When your sight picture is a figure 8, your gun shoots 60/40 and you don’t want that. Cold weather, jackets, rushing etc. A hi-viz magnetic sight will make it shoot 50/50 though. Sight Alignment: Most handguns are equipped with iron sights. The proper “sight picture” with a mid-bead is to have the front bead stacked on the mid-bead to form a figure 8 or a snowman. I feel a bad gun mount is a big problem when duck hunting. I … Simplicity and speed are the forté of the ghost ring peep sight – at least when it comes to non-optical, non-battery-dependent sights. Now, here’s where it gets interesting. A ghost ring peep sight is comprised of two parts. Read the below excerpt from Mr. Feren’s contribution to the program regarding sight picture. However, just because you don’t look at the rib or beads, you most definitely “see” them in you subconscious, so they are important. This is the sure and certain kiss of death in sporting. The major keys to aiming and effective target hits are to properly align your sights, get the proper sight picture, and keep your properly aligned sights on target with little movement at the precise time the hammer falls. Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:44 pm . As mentioned low gun skeet helps with gun mounting, I shoot skeet that way. My sbe shoots some loads higher than others. A proper sight picture is the double check you have indeed mounted the gun properly in the pressure-filled moment of truth. This is so very easy to say, but so very difficult and challenging to accomplish. The tiny bit of upward tilt this gives the barrel helps to move the center of the pattern higher to ink ball rising targets, which are all targets in trap and skeet. Regular bulls-eyes with a sight picture just level with the top of the target. Winchester xperts are dead on for me but kents shoot extremely high. The front sight is commonly a square post, while the rear sight is most commonly a dovetail with a notch. Fortunately for us, NRA staff transcribed the clinic presentations. Understanding "Sight Picture" When Shooting a Pistol When we teach handgun shooting with iron sights, the basic method of aiming is defined as “to align the front sight blade in the rear sight notch, and match the height of the front sight with the rear sight, while maintaining a focus on the front sight.” Lets say that you are used to a certain rib picture. I have been duck hunting for 42 season and skeet shooting casually for many years. You would like to see a little rib or a squashed figure 8 when you set up. BUT your gun shoots 50/50 when you sight flat down the rib and you want a 50/50 impact. Feren was also a two-time Coors National Schuetzenfest Champion, an event that placed great emphasis on offhand shooting. The information included in these transcriptions is timeless. Now let's take that target and put it 100 yards away and 100 yards higher than your shooting position, forcing you to shoot at a 45-degree angle. You assume your shooting position and apply the sight picture … Gunsite Rangemaster Charlie McNeese explains key shooting fundamentals--Sight alignment and sight picture. ... sight picture, stock height. Doesn't matter what shim you have if you sight down the rib it will shoot high. So high that if I aimed at a duck decoy I wouldn't put a single hole in it. Then arrange the sights together on the target, which is known as sight picture. Post subject: Sight picture on pass-shooting geese overhead. 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