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10.21.2021

''In order to make a good hit in a hunting situation it is important to practice a routine. It saves time and allows for the hunter to evaluate the situation and act safely. As a hunter you should have a plan for how to hit your target.''

How to hit your target

How to hit your target

Correct gun fitting is the key to get the most out of your Aimpoint® sight.

The importance of correct gun fitting
When the gun is mounted to the shoulder and cheek, the sight should be aligned with the eye. Otherwise the eye will lose focus from the target and fall back to the sight to find the red dot. A good cheek weld is important.    

Static targets
When creating a hit on a static target you should:

  • Pick a starting point, your contact point, underneath the kill zone.
  • Pick your focus point where you focus on, with both eyes open.
  • Bring the red dot to your focus point with a controlled slow movement.
  • When you reach your focus point you pull the trigger.

This movement will stablise the barrel sideways.

Open your eyes
Keep both eyes open and force yourself to keep focus on the target where you want to place the shot. This means that you don't loose eye contact with the target and you get a general view of the situation and surroundings.

In this video the training manager of Aimpoint shares some tips and tricks on how to improve your shooting with your Aimpoint sight.

In this video the training manager of Aimpoint shares some tips and tricks on how to improve your shooting with your Aimpoint sight.

Plan your movement from the time you see your target to the time you squeeze the trigger.

Moving targets at slower speed/shorter distance
When you have a target moving at a lower speed or shorter distance the procedure to create a hit should be:

  • Pick a starting point behind the kill zone. This is you contact point.
  • Pick your focus point in the center of the kill zone.
  • Bring the red dot to your focus point.
  • When you reach the focus point you squeeze the trigger.

Moving targets at higher speed/longer distance
When you are shooting at targets that are moving at a higher speed and longer distance from you should adapt your focus point accordingly.

  • Pick your starting point, your contact point.
  • Pick your focus point one kill zone in front of the real kill zone
  • Bring the red dot to your focus point and squeeze the trigger.
The killzone as we call it, is the area containing the vital organs.

The killzone as we call it, is the area containing the vital organs.

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