Just recently I received an e-mail from a fellow shooter asking "what my position was on "point of aim". His question pertained to "what is the best way to aim at a target --- do you hold your pin at "6 o'clock", or hold your pin "right on" ??? He is using a "6 o'clock hold".

Here is my take on it:

MANY years ago when I could still see good, I competed in long range handgun shooting with "iron sights" at distances of 50 meters, 100 meters, 150 meters, and 200 meters I used a "6 o'clock hold". Reason being, that any other way my sight blade would be covering up the target I was shooting at.

HOWEVER, in shooting 3D, I always hold my pin "right on" where I want to hit. Reason being, the sight pin is small enough, and the distances are much shorter that we are shooting at, that I can do it that way. Also, if one were to use a "6 o'clock hold", that would necessitate setting your sight "hot", that ultimately could cause problems regarding "forgetting about setting it hot".

Just curious, as to "how you do it", and I will advise him accordingly.