Make a Sight Adjustment if Required

Sight adjustments should be made off of a shot group, not a single shot. Determine if a sight adjustment is necessary off of the first three shots fired. If the shots form a group (i.e, a group that fits inside the "A" target bull's-eye or the center scoring ring of the "D" target), but are not where they were called, make the necessary sight adjustment.

-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.

Figure A-2. Recording Slow Fire Data During Firing.

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 (for 200 and 300 yards) or rear sight elevation knob (for 500 yards) 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 shot group center.

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