iron sight

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iron sight

[′ī·ərn ′sīt]
(ordnance)
Any metallic gunsight, such as a blade sight, as distinguished from an optical or computing sight.
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Shooters use recurve bows with mechanical sights and stabilizers, but optical enhancements such as magnified scopes are prohibited.
Drawing on Thaless extensive experience in infrared night-vision cameras and SCROMEs expertise in optical and mechanical sights designed to remain combat operational under the most severe conditions (impact, extreme weather and climate, etc.
point shooting) Focusing on the target and instinctively shooting any long gun without the aid or use of mechanical sights.
Optical and mechanical sights available for modern crossbows feature multi-range sighting points, typically set for twenty-yard, thirty-yard and forty-yard distances.
Some of the basic, low-priced models may have mechanical sights, and some manufacturers of high-end crossbows offer several options to choose among.
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