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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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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By incorporating small aiming circles into the reticle, the BDC system allows precise, unobtrusive aiming points. Each circle allows three separate aiming points: top, bottom or middle of the circle.
The outer wires are visible in low light and fast, and yet the inner wire offers a very precise aiming point. This reticle is extremely versatile.
Now fire three shots at the target from a bench rest using the second aiming point. If the group is too high, move the target farther away; if it's low, move the target closer until the group is centered on the aiming point.
Now load the rifle with the ammunition you intend to use on the hunt, hold solidly on the aiming point and carefully squeeze off a shot.
The dual-illumination system automatically adjusts aiming point brightness to existing lighting conditions.
The instruction manual may say a certain aiming point should work at 400 yards, but in truth a bullet may strike that aiming point at 425 yards--or 375 yards--with your rifle and load
It is critical to control the recoil of the handgun so that it recoils back to the aiming point. A secret to doing this well when shooting strong-hand is to make sure your elbow is pointing at 6 o'clock.
Dot, with range estimating capability combined with an illuminated aiming point. All three designs feature an 8000 millicandela LED illuminated reticule, an 11-position intensity setting dial, and a large 50mm objective lens.
Use near goal post as aiming point and look for ball over inside shoulder.
Western bowhunters confront this challenge more often than treestand whitetail hunters, but if you hunt food plots or open ground often, you need to know how far your arrow drifts and then consider that when choosing your aiming point.
Two basic solutions are either additional aiming points or a convenient means of adjusting the aiming point.