How To Win On A Funfair Shooting Gallery

Winning On The Rifle Range

First up is the perennial favourite, the shooting range. Its a popular myth that the barrel is bent, this just isn’t true, a gun with a bent barrel doesn’t fire round corners, it just doesn’t fire at all.There are 2 main problems with using funfair rifles, first up most people don’t actually know how to use the open sights on a rifle. The left hand side of the picture shows exactly how the front and rear sights should be lined up, both with each other and with the actual target.

Second, with the amount of people handling the guns and the general knocking about they get, the sights tend not to be zeroed in. A military sniper wouldn’t pick up a rifle and just start firing it expecting to hit something, they spend time zeroing the sights for a given range. Unfortunately as you are tending to have to pay to use a gun on the fairground you don’t really have the luxury of firing dozens of rounds to do this (well you could but it would probably be expensive).

There is however a simple technique you can use called aiming off. What you do is take your first shot aimed at the bullseye (Picture 1). Then look at where the pellet actually hits. Lets imagine it hits about an inch high and an inch to the right (Picture 2). To fire on target you need to aim the same distance “off”. So for the next shot you would aim an inch low and an inch to the left (Picture 3)

This should enable you to use the rifle with a reasonable amount of accuracy

using sights correctly to win at a funfair rifle range
How To Use The Sights On A Gun

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