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Posted: 8/19/2004 6:31:08 PM EST
Hi guys. How far can most people shoot w/ nothing but just iron sights? Its even quite hard to see the target already at 100 yards? How about w/ an EO-tech? will it make it easier, because thre will be no more sights to align? Can an A.R.M.S. no 40 flip up still be accurate at these ranges?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:36:04 PM EST
I've shot 600 yards with irons (highpower). My problem is that I can't read the wind worth beans.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:38:57 PM EST
I have shot accurately to 800 meters with open sights useing 77 grain in a 1 in 7 twist 20 inch barrel rack grade M16A4.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:40:17 PM EST
I would be lucky to shoot 300 yards without a scope
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:42:24 PM EST
300 yards is nothing, almost no change to your sights from 100 and no real big wind effect either.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:27:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 7:30:27 PM EST by bigbore]
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:41:48 PM EST
I use carbines so I practice at the ranges you would expect to have to defend yourself at 25,50 and 100 yds.My full size rifle however I can use at 300 yds as thats as far as my range goes and the distance we shoot the cmp matches at.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:44:18 PM EST
200 yards tops at my range... and I'm just happy to hit paper.

Sometimes I think I just like to hear the boom.


- BUCC_Guy
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:45:00 PM EST
I can shoot a really long way.



Hit what I'm aiming at, weeeelll, that's a little different now.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:18:01 PM EST
Where do you hold the sights at 800meters? Can you even see the target without a scope? How big is the target at those distances?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:48:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By sunga_sy:
Where do you hold the sights at 800meters? Can you even see the target without a scope? How big is the target at those distances?




Targets are very big at that distance.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:06:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By sunga_sy:
Hi guys. How far can most people shoot w/ nothing but just iron sights?



It depends mostly on the eyesight and skill of the shooter.

Of coures the accuracy of the rifle/ammo have to be up to it, and the size/color of the target (too small or if it blends with the background is going to make it tougher).

As to can you see the taget at 100y? 100y isn't a far shot for a rifle, and most targets that are sold at stores should be rather easy to see and hit. If you want to start easy try using a 8-12" paper plate at that distance.

600y is routinly shot at High Power matches using iron sights - but they use a large contrasting target to do this. You'd NEVER see a soldier in uniform at 600y under most conditions. That is the kind of difference the taret color/size makes

Yes EOTechs do make the job easier as there is only 1 plane to deal with (the target plane) rather than 3 planes (rear sight, front sight, target). This is the advantage of collameter type optics.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:28:43 AM EST
500 easily, i have been to perry too, 1000 yards is rare air, my friend ken shoots 100 with irons, he had a group all in the 14 inch ring once
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