Re: Light- and it's effects on POI
Originally Posted by eddybo
I hear a little bit about this from guys using peep sights and thought that what they were discussing was caused by the lights interplay with the sight and not a distortion in the line of sight. So maybe we are discussing two different aspects.
To a point yes. But also no.
Lighting changes in and of itself will change your image percpective for peep shooters and scope shooters alike.
A peep shooter can be worse off than a scope shooter though. If the sun off to one side or the other the sun creates glare on the peep and really adds to the problem. Most shooters will find that their POI will follow the sun throughout the day. When it is to the left, they will hit left. As the day goes on and it gets straight up, the POI will be centered and so on.
We are not talking about huge changes here but 1/2 MOA is very common.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.