PrincessAutumn

Question about the rifle

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Did something get changed with the hunting rifle? I ask because I just wasted 3 shots on a bear(didn't even hit him) The way I always remember it, you have to aim with the tip of the front sight.

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Do I aim with the part of the sight that's circled in red or do I aim just a bit lower than that?

Thanks!

 

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@PrincessAutumn

The sight alignment in this picture would indicate that your shot would stray too high (and depending on the range sail over the top of your target).  The front sight tip should to be flush with the rear sight.
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ManicManiac's sighting line is spot on for how you want to see your "sight" alignment when aiming.  So just a little lower as you noted in your first picture.  I've also found that distance is a huge variant when shooting the rifle.  You'd think the rifle would have good distance, better than the bow for example, but not the case in this game.
To borrow a cliche', ..."don't fire til you see the whites of their eyes..."

Also best to shoot from a crouched position, it just seems to be more accurate that way.  I've found that aiming down on something seems to work better that shooting uphill for example and it really helps to have your target be in the center of the screen.  If I am hunting the bear or the moose for example, I like to flank them and climb up on a rock ledge or on a semi felled tree and shoot down at them from the crouched position in relative safety.  I might take a few scrapes jumping down, but that's minor compared to being mauled or trampled.  

Good luck and good hunting!

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