How to Zero with Open Sights.
We Would suggest you use a bullseye-type target. You have to practice and then practice some more. Concentrate every time you practice shooting and the end result will be improved marksmanship. Bisley Target Holder. Double Sided Paper Targets.
Centre the front sight in the rear sight. The top of the front sight should be level with the top of the rear sight. Make sure that you place the butt of the rifle into your shoulder so you can align the sights without tilting your head to the side. While facing the target, drop your head forward onto the cheek piece until the front sight is properly aligned with the rear sight.
For a six o’clock hold, the bullseye should sit on top of the front sight like a football on a post. For a point-of-aim hold, the desired point of impact should be aligned with the top of the front sight. Adjust the gun so that the bullseye is in proper relationship to sight alignment, bringing about a natural point-of-aim.
Position your aim slightly above your target and as you breath out your aim will slightly lower to put you on target. Slow your breathing long enough to release the shot in 5 seconds or less. If you take longer stop and start again. Shoot on the bottom of the out breath, slightly holding your breath on the bottom of the out breath. If you hold your breath more than 10 seconds, your vision may blur.
Allow the position to settle down until movement is minimized. If the position takes too long to settle, return to your normal breathing and repeat step four.
Smoothly apply rearward pressure on the trigger. You should not know when the shot is going to break because anticipation will cause a miss. You should be concentrating on the front sight, not the trigger.
Remain perfectly still for a few seconds after the shot breaks. While you are still, focus on the front sight and call the shot. That is, evaluate the hold and predict the result in terms of value and proximity.
Repeating the process exactly the same way over and over is the key to ultimate shooting success.