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Old May 16th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #1
 
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Rear Sight Question

I realize I may never get an answer to this question.
I don't believe it's the gun, but it may be my eyes.

The first time I shot my Ruger Mark IV Target, it shot very low.
I had to adjust the rear sight up about 5 inches.
After that, the next two range visits seemed normal.
I chalked it up to a QA issue at Ruger.

I have purchased a couple of pistols with red dot sights.
Shooting them made it more natural to use both eyes on my iron sights.
I had always used one eye, my left, all my life.

Today, I shot the MK IV with both eyes open.
My groups were a lot better, but about 5 inches high.
I adjusted it down 5 inches, to about where it was out of the box ?????

None of my other pistols exhibited this phenomenon, up with one eye, and down with two eyes. Has this ever happened to anybody else?



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jnichols2, In theory, everyone should get the same sight picture from iron sights or a red dot. If not, there's always a reason and I seriously doubt it is the gun or the gun's sights. When ever my customers experienced point of impact issues, my first suggestion was to have a well experienced shooter try their gun. More times than not, the gun shoots just fine. Many shooters anticipate recoil .... even in a 22 and will subconsciously pull the gun down as they squeeze the trigger. A good way to detect this is to have a friend load your magazine .... using a Snap-Cap or two somewhere in the magazine. When you unknowingly click on a Snap-cap, likely the muzzle will take a swan dive. Once you are aware of this, you can work on eliminating recoil anticipation. Good luck and have someone else try your gun before you know what's causing the problem. What you DON'T want to do is misadjust the sights to compensate for your errors because you will never learn to be a good marksman.
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