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05-03-2020 06:58 AM
deerhunter811 I hunt with both open sights and optics. Love them both. I have an old marlin 39A with open sights as well as two CZ 455 trainers and a Win 75T with aperture sights. I find shooting something like rabbits with them much more effective with fast target acquisition. It is easier to get tight groups from a scope on a bench, but if shooting freehand I believe that the lighter and better balanced rifles with open sights can group better. I do three things to facilitate shooting with open sights.

First, I always keep both eyes open and on the target. That helps with fast target acquisition and gives better depth perception.

Second, you need to make sure that your rifle fits well - shoulder placement, cheek weld, etc so that when you bring your rifle up it is on target and the rear and front sights are in proper alignment.

Third, if your gun fits properly and your sights are in alignment, then only focus on your front sight and your target. This helps with old eyes and focus. Trying to line up the rear sight and focus on it, your front sight and your target is just too much for even many young eyes.

If I am out in the field using open sights, I can usually out shoot others (and myself) who are using optics when shooting targets of reasonable size - this may be 4-6 inch targets out to 100+ yards. Shooting small targets like a ground squirrels head poking out of a hole is better done with a scope.
09-28-2019 08:20 AM
fagjy I think for many this is a useful topic
06-25-2019 04:04 PM
RoundSeat Nice, thank you. But I am looking for something different now. Can I ask you what was the best cheap thermal scope you bought? I got the chance to test drive the 2-8X form before acquiring in light of the fact that a mate of mine had one. Following a night of chasing with it I quickly needed to buy my own. With the high level of warm goals, locating in was a breeze. I had the option to see the paper target effectively against the screen even after 10-15 mins of being presented to a similar sun/heat as the foundation and after 30 mins furthermore, there was a fair qualification between the objective and the fence. The 384 picture goals is ideal for my needs as I may shoot at targets 100 yards or less.
10-09-2018 09:36 PM
Hunting Man go to a pro shop and shoot several bows. You will know which one best fits you and feels right.
09-29-2018 11:19 PM
millsjack
Bow Hunting Tips for Beginners

I am sure I will get a lot of different opinions here but thought I would ask.

I am looking to get a bow and had a deal come through I was not expecting so I want to buy the best bow I can and have the funds to get the best out there. I drew a Wyoming non resident elk tag.
What are some suggestions for top of the line and are the new scopes that have the range finder in them good. I know expensive but anyone shot with them and like them or not?

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