There has been a revolution in several kinds of shooting with the aid of red dot sight. With the combination of iron sight as well as a rifle scope, they provide an outstanding sighting system which has not been offered by any kind of device. Regardless of whether you are in combat, competition or hunting of dangerous game, red dot sight would allow you to show your talent because it would make shooting easier and faster.
Unfortunately, the majority of the shooters are not maximizing the full potential of their red dot sights. The red dot sight would enhance the speed without decreasing the accuracy of the shooter. Also, the red dot sight would put you on target faster than iron sight and the magnified optics. So as to take advantage of the speed, it is essential for the shooter to have a good understanding of where it comes from and how the sight can be used to have maximum accuracy.
The first benefit is that the reticle and the target are on the same focal plane. Whenever the eye is focused on the target, it would be focused on the reticle as well. The timing would be faster compared to when iron sight is used. There is no need for the shooter to change his focus from the target to the front sight and also align the sight with each other and the target.
The second benefit is that the error due to parallax is reduced. Parallax is the tendency for a reticle to appear to move in relation to a target whenever the eye is moved behind the optic. If there is a change in the position of the shooter’s head behind a magnified riflescope, there would be a shift in the point of impact. A quality red dot sight is designed so that the error due to parallax is available at a close distance where there is a negligible effect on the practical accuracy. This implies that the position of the shooter’s head is not crucial to the accuracy; this would make the optic fast and accurate so as to aim within a short duration.
• There are different kinds of reflex sights and various kinds of technologies can be used to accomplish the same kind of effect. For the shooter, the same technique is used to aim.
• You should focus on the target and keep your focus there; there is no need for you to change your focus to the sight. You also need to open both eyes.
• You should bring the rifle up to your cheek and not your head down to the rifle. Take your focus off the target and ensure your head is in position. Put the stock as close the centre of your chest as possible.
• While focusing on the target and keeping both eyes open, the reticle would be seen in front of you as you adjust the rifle into position. Ensure both eyes are kept open and focused on the target, then the reticle can be placed on the intended point of impact, similar techniques can also be used for aiming.
If you follow these techniques appropriately, you would observe a rapid increase in acquiring and engaging a target over the use of the iron sights.