sighting shot


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sighting shot

[′sīd·iŋ ‚shät]
(ordnance)
Trial shot, fired to find out whether the sights are properly adjusted.
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The second set of five score shots have a 5-minute time period but with no more sighting shots.
All that has happened on that front so far is that Halifax loosed off a sighting shot at Birmingham Midshires, which went cold on its deal with Royal Bank of Scotland, which the seething market in bank shares had made under-priced.
243 or 7mm-08, or just a few sighting shots with an '06-class round, I'm comfortable wearing just a shirt.
The DPRK military "would blow up with sighting shots loudspeakers and all other means for a psychological warfare in case the group of traitors resumes the psychological warfare against the DPRK in the areas along the front," said a declaration issued by the General Staff of the Korean People's Army via the KCNA official news agency.
North Korea also warned Wednesday that if South Korea sets up loudspeakers in border areas to resume anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, it ''will take military steps to blow up one by one the moment they appear by firing sighting shots,'' the North's Korean Central News Agency said.
I decided to drop down below the snow line so my sighting shots would not put more pressure on the elusive deer.
I think it might be more accurate to describe these indicative bids as sighting shots to inform the final decision on the timing of the sale.
Instead the pressure built and built, with sub Pedro Matias missing several good chances and Merson himself needing a few sighting shots before he finally was ready to hit the target.
Pedro Matias missed several good chances and Merson needing a few sighting shots before hitting the target.
After a couple of sighting shots wide in the ditch, I became accustomed to the very long ignition lag and put five rounds into a 5" cluster freestanding at 30 yards.