Let me embarrass myself publicly by asking a question I've been curious about after ten years of shooting... several people have mentioned Highpower/Match sights... I've seen those in the Brownells catalog, and it always illicits a "WTF?" from me... it seems like a protractor on top of a periscope with a hooded sight and all kinds of crazy things. Anyway, as I've stated, I'm not really good with irons. So besides the "line up the front post in the middle of the cutout in the back and focus on the front post so the target is blurry (on a pistol), or look through peephole and your eye will center the front post (on an AR) -- what do these complex sights bring to the game? Bubba Fal touched on this with his explanation, but does anyone have a more detailed explanation -- or better yet, to save you typing, a link to point to?
And another thing -- the lollipop vs center hold -- won't that put the bullets into different holes on paper? How can two people be shooting at the X in exactly the same targets, using different sighting techniques (one at the bottom of the target, one at the center), and both hit the X? With an Aimpoint, once centered, I put the dot where I want bullet to go. With a scope, I use the cross hairs and either dial in dope or use holdovers, but the center is always the center, if that makes sense. If I change the way I use the scope or dot, I will change the trajectory of the round.
Lastly, thanks for the Appleseed suggestion. That looks exactly like what I need! And sorry to the OP for semi-hijacking the thread.