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In close, should I aim high or low?

When things get in tight, should I be aiming high or low? Shots under 100 meters and how they are affected by sight over bore height and your zero.

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Kerry Adamshttps://thebloke.co.nz
A constant learner with an inquisitive mind, Kerry created The Bloke as a way to share what he was learning from the community of experts he found himself surrounded by. Precision Shooter and GunSafe soon followed. Somewhere along the line, he picked up one or two things himself. But don't call him an expert.
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I hear the comment quite regularly – ‘I got in real close to the animal – but just couldn’t seem to get the bullets to go where I was aiming – I was so close, I must have had to aim lower, right?’

Well, no. If you aimed lower, there is a good chance you put a round under the animal – or worse still – into a leg.

But why? Oh. Maths!

Ok. Here it is in a nutshell. Mechanical Offset.

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