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How Well Do You Shoot Iron Sights? [VIDEO]

Terril Hebert

Despite how advanced optics have become, mastery of iron sights remains important. Can you connect with your target using irons?

Just about any rifle made today has provisions for a scope. That even extends to some handguns as well. Yet few rifles made today have iron sights from the factory.

It's a real pet peeve of mine. Optics and irons have merits and demerits, but I prefer the fool proof backup of iron sights over any optic.

In my shooting experiences, I have come across many people who bash iron sights for limited range and limited accuracy. I like to shoot irons out to 200 yards (given the opportunity I would take it further). Hitting a target at that distance with iron sights is considered to be a matter of luck by some, but that is not the case at all.

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Iron sights have numerous advantages over optics, and that's why I think both systems should be mastered. In my book, optics are overpraised and irons are over bashed.

While the human eye's ability to focus at distance is a limiting factor, iron sights remain very useful.

So that begs the question: How well do you shoot with iron sights?

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How Well Do You Shoot Iron Sights? [VIDEO]