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My son is starting to outshoot me...being almost 21 and close to 18 years on the trigger helps (yeah, he was busting clay pigeons at 50 meters with a .22 single shot rifle when he was three and a half years old). My last qualification was expert a few years ago before I retired. I don't think I shot anything less over the past 20+years; however my eyes are getting a little more strained at 300 meters. I know I'm good out to 200-250 with irons, but much prefer optics (even a 1x RDS) these days.

As much as I prefer having BUIS on any HD/duty weapon, I typically only train with them at 100 meters. I'm now taking "rifle" classes with an AR pistol and have zero issues out at that distance with iron sights.

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Old age sneaks up on us all, one of the first things to go is eyesight. I wear glasses and find that bi/tri focal lenses are a no go with iron sights. Progressive lenses are better since the magnification is gradual and not stepped.

With progressive lenses I can slightly shift the lens (up/down) while viewing the sights and approximate what my younger eyes use to do automatically. It isn't perfect, but at this point I'll take what I can get.
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