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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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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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