may have sprung from somebody's "nutty" idea, and the amateur should feel encouraged to do all the experimenting he likes in this direction.

In closing this chapter, I submit for public bombardment or acclaim one of my own "nutty" ideas which I have used with success and satisfaction on several rifles, but which I do not use habitually, partly because of the wise cracks which usually accompany its appearance, and partly because 1 have not yet settled on final dimensions. Several models of this "inverted" type of sight are shown in Figure 184. The idea (nutty or otherwise) is that when aiming at game it is quite necessary if not more so to see what is below the bead, than it is to see what is above. We seldom want to hold

under, but frequently desire to hold over. With this sight, holding over does not in the least obscure any part of the animal, and one can gauge to a nicety just how much higher he is holding. Such a sight must of course be used only with an aperture rear sight. Naturally it would not be approved by those who find the hood a drawback in the woods, particularly if the hood is made large enough not to obscure the field. It seems to me that I catch my aim a bit quicker with this sight than any other, but time will tell. The sight is not on the market, and has only been made experimentally. It might be called the "hold-over" sight—possibly on the assumption that the designer should be confined in the holdover.

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