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Sighting a Garand

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Byron, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Byron

    Byron Well-Known Member

    If a Garand is sighted in at 100 yards,should it be point of impact/point of aim or a bit higher? What would be the impact on the target at 25 yards when properly sighted at 100 yards? Thanks,Byron
  2. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    I'm no expert, but I'd think that would be personal preference about the 100 yard thing. I put the bullseye on top of my front sight post, if I can even see it. At 25 yards, I'd guess the POI would be a little low compared to 100 yds.
  3. NotSoFast

    NotSoFast Well-Known Member

    Using PointBlank to calculate, and using a 155gr FMJ-BT at 2750 fps, I get about 2/3" low at 25 yards.
  4. Swampy

    Swampy Well-Known Member


    If you are target shooting you have a choice of the 6 O'clock hold or the Navy (Center mass.) hold.

    The 6 O'clock hold is the easiest to teach and to learn for beginning target shooters. If you ARE target shooting, that's what I'd recommend at this time.

    The Navy hold is a bit harder to learn for a beginner, but for an experienced shooter it is more precise and leads to better scores down the road.

    If you are wanting to set your rifle up for hunting or HD-SD (Irregular shaped targets) then you will probably want to use a center mass hold and zero with POI about 2 inches high at 100 yards. This will give you a point blank trajectory on deer or man sized targets out to 300 yards easily.

    Just my thoughts,

    Garands forever
  5. Byron

    Byron Well-Known Member

    I very much appreciate y'alls help. I was recently given and H&R garand by an old friend. I shot M14's in basic in 68 and that was a long time ago.I too prefer center mass. Thanks,Byron

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