Fixed Sight Guns - What distance

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    Fixed Sight Guns - What distance

    Is there a general distance that most fixed sight guns are sighted in for? Or is each manufacturer set their sight distances independently. I thought I read it was 25 yards, but am not sure.

    What can you do if you have a fixed sight gun that is shooting high/low for you?

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    Unless a test target is included with a gun it's a good bet it was only
    fired for a function test.

    As far as pistols go they really only need to mathematically
    determine the sight heights and bore sight them,
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    So is there a general distance that fixed sight handuns are designed to be zero'd at? Is it mathmatically 5 yds, 10yds, 15yds, 25yds, etc? I understand that ammo will dictate some deviance, but the gun with the sight selection was designed to be zero'd at some distance. I'm trying to figure out what that distance is, and if it is generally the same across all handguns, or if it differs depending on model.

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    I only have one and it was 15 yds.

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    With a 22 LR you'll need compensation beyond 25 yards, 223 will need it beyond 100, 7.62x39 will need 75 feet, 30-06 will need just over 100 yards and the 300 win mag ... hmm



    9mm Luger will need compensation beyond 40 yards, 44 mag will need 100 yards
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    After bouts of practice and learning your handgun, it will turn into a normal everyday instinctive occurance as you skillfully aim at your target.
    Most of us call this "kentucky windage" and its been around as long as guns have.
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    I usually end up changing the Front Sight on my Revolvers, so I "dial them in" at 25 Yards.

    If they shoot to the left or right, I turn the barrel to get them dead-on. After that, I know where they hit at further distances, and closer too. :)

    My Gunsmith is real good about building me sights based on where my load is printing.

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    I used to shoot a B target at 50 yards with an S&W 10, 4 inch. I aimed just as I would if I were shooting at 7 yards.
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