A rifle is aimed. This requires sight alignment. There are many types of sights. You must become familiar with the type on your firearm so that you can sight in your target quickly, smoothly, and accurately.
Sight alignment is the process of lining up rear and front sights. The sight picture is the image you see when the sights are aligned correctly with the target. To ensure that the bullet will travel to the target in your sight, it’s necessary to sight-in your rifle.
|With an open sight, you line up
the target with the blade or bead of the front sight
within the notch of the rear sight.
||With an aperture sight, you line
up the target so that the front sight is within the
||With a telescopic sight with a crosshair
reticle, you line up the target with the
crosshairs of the sight.
||With a telescopic sight with a dot reticle,
you line up the target with the dot of the sight. The
dot must be centered.