aiming point


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aiming point

[′ām·iŋ ‚pȯint]
(ordnance)
An object or point on which the sight of a weapon is laid for direction, or on which an observer orients his observing instrument.
The point used by an aerial bombardier or pilot to determine where to release bombs, rockets, mines, torpedoes, and so forth.

aiming point

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aiming point
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i. The point on the runway where a pilot aims to touch down. The marking is indicated in the illustration.
ii. In air-to-air firing, the point at which the line of sight is directed when the gun is being laid in that direction.
iii. In air-to-ground firing, the point at which the aiming index is placed to allow for wind velocity or movement of the target.
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A fiber-optic front sight results in a more visible aiming point in dim light.
When this happens, your release hand will fly away from your face and the arrow will impact to the right of your aiming point (if you're right-handed).
Amongst the scopes equipped with an integrated LRF the 4-12x42 Eliminator LaserScope developed by Burris is one of very few to provide automatic correction of the aiming point according to the measured distance and the ballistics of the chosen round.
Soldier then picks a known distant aiming point, the further the better, stabilizes his weapon and activates his laser.
With the 150-grain, Triple Seven/ AccuTip load zeroed at 100 yards, the Remington was dead on at 200 yards using the second aiming point in the scope.
And those positions are critically important in selecting an aiming point.
After carefully confirming that the firearm is unloaded, select a safe aiming point on the wall, and tell the customer to close his eyes and bring the gun up to where he thinks that point is, then have him open his eyes.
Its Mepro 21 is a maintenance free, x1 red dot reflex sight with an aiming point illuminated by a fibre-optic collector in daylight and a tritium source at night.