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'92 .45 Colt at the range

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Have been getting used to the Skinner peep and the higher Marble's gold bead front sight.

Shooting the 20" octagonal barreled '92.

Had some 250 gr rnfp with some IMR 4227, and some Blue Dot. 20 mile and hour cross wind made windage a problem at 100 yards, but got the elevation dialed in nicely. Shooting some nice groups if you think 8-10' is a group. Much better at 50 yds. Shooting 6 o'clock at 50 for dialed in at 100. I can live with that in a brush gun.
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Any idea what kind of velocity you're getting? How low are you at 50 yards? I'm not as experienced with sighting in with open sights, but I'm surprised that being low at 50 puts you dead on at 100. Then again, I've always sighted in 2" high at 100 (with a scope), so that might explain it.
OK, now I get it. :)

I have to aim a little low with my Model '92 in 44/40, as well. It shoots 200gr XTP's ~1525fps and my daughter used it for her first deer last fall. It's about the same as yours; 3" high at 50 and back on around 100. That's about as far as I'd consider shooting it at a deer because it's running out of energy and trajectory when you get much past that.
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