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Drifting sights remember the Acronym SO... Rear Sight Same, Front Sight Opposite

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  1. Texastransplant

    Texastransplant Active Member

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    The easiest way to remember which way to adjust your sights is the Acronyn SO. Think of it like "SO my sights need adjustment"

    S means the rear sight is drifted the same direction as where your "Missed Shot" hit.

    O means the front sight needs to be drifted the opposite direction of your missed shot.

    That will bring you in on target. Also if your sight feels a bit loose in the dovetail when you tap it over (brass hammer or piece of brass) knowck the sight out, take a sharp center punch and "lightly" make a 1/2 dozen little punch marks in your rifle or pistols dovetail. That will help tighten things up.
     


  2. PopsXD9sc

    PopsXD9sc Active Member

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    Good tip. I've always used FORS (Front Opposite Rear Same).
     
  3. codygjohnson

    codygjohnson Eats breakfast everyday Lifetime Member

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    I typically use: IYWTATRSYNTMITSDTYWTBTGIYWTATFSYNTMITODTYWTBTG
    (if you want to adjust the rear sight, you need to move it the same direction that you want the bullet to go. If you want to adjust the front sight, you need to move it the opposite direction that you want the bullet to go.)


    Yours seems much easier...
     
  4. Mikewood

    Mikewood Well-Known

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    I just remember to move the rear sight in the direction I want the bullet to go.
    The front sight is backward.
     
  5. majormadmax

    majormadmax Úlfhéðnar

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    I use the IYWTATRSYNTMITSDTYWTBTGIYWTATFSYNTMITODTYWTBTG method as well!
     

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