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Sight height and sage rat hunting

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by The Grand Baboon, Mar 18, 2012.

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  1. The Grand Baboon

    The Grand Baboon Member

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    One of my favorite pastimes in the summer is to go ground squirrel hunting with family. My recently acquired 15-22 has proved to make it even more fun, but I have a small problem. On shots less than 25 yards, when a squirrel is usually only sticking out an inch or so from around a rock or out of a hole, I have a hard time compensating for the low strike of the round with the front post of the sights. Would a red dot sight help with this? I've been debating wether or not to buy a Vortex Strikefire in the "hunter" height vs. the "AR-15" height (that would co-witness). The hunter model would be lower to the barrel, but somewhat uncomfortable to use compared to the higher set model. Any help or comments would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Mr transformer

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    Here is an idea.

    Mount a laser pointer directly under the barrel. Mount it the exact same hight under the barrel as the scope is over it. zero it to the exact same 25 yards as the scope.

    When you look at a close target. You will see the laser below the reticle center point.

    Frame the target right between the scope reticle and the laser dot. The scope crosshairs should be the exact same distance above the target as the laser is below it.

    Or you could mount it to the left of the barrel at the exact same height, and aim it parallel with bore line.

    When you sight, you will see the dot below the crosshairs and to the left of the bottom post.

    Adjust your aim to line the target up to the same height on the bottom post as the dot is.

    Simple, aiming aids that don’t require you to do any calculations on a split second basis.
     
  3. The Grand Baboon

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    Are you saying to mount a laser directly to the barrel (with a clamp like thing), or to the lower picatinny rail?

    Edit: Nevermind, I see exactly what you're saying. Thanks.
     
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