Make a Sight Adjustment if Required

Locate the center of the shot group. If the shots form a group, make the necessary sight adjustments off of the center of the group. If shots do not form a group and do not just contain a poor shot, do not make a sight adjustment. Determine the sight adjustment by locating the center of the shot group and using the grid lines on the target in the data book. These grid lines represent the number of inches to bring a shot group center. Looking at the shot group:

Figure A-3. Recording Rapid Fire Data During Firing.

-CAUTION-

Generally, major sight adjustments from established sight settings are caused by poor application of the fundamentals, inconsistencies in firing positions, inconsistencies in sight picture at different ranges and different positions, and inconsistent tension on the sling. Every effort should be made to correct shooting errors prior to making a sight adjustment on the rifle.

Note

The plotting targets in the data book for the KD Course of Fire are in inches, requiring you to calculate the number of clicks to center your shot groups.

Elevation. Locate the closest horizontal grid line to the center of the plotted shot group. Follow the line across to the numbered vertical scale to determine the number of inches of elevation the shot group is off of target center. Calculate the number of clicks on your front sight post to bring your shot group center.

Windage. Locate the closest vertical grid line to the center of the plotted shot group. Follow the line down to the numbered horizontal scale to determine the number of inches of windage the shot group is off of target center. Calculate the number of clicks on your rear sight windage knob to bring your shot group center.

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