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I want to replace the factory sights on my Springfield milspec .45. I plan on using Hydra Shok 230gr for defense and 230gr hardball and 200gr lead for practice/plinking. I would like to use the Heinie fixed sight but worry about the difference in point of impact at 25 yards for each of the loads. I would guess that the Hydra Shok and hardball will hit pretty close together, but the 200gr lead bullet is a big question mark. Should I forget the Heinie and go with Bomars instead? Or, should I try to find a load for my 200gr lead bullets that will hit close to where the other two hit? Has anyone had any success in doing that?
 

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POI varies significantly with various guns and loads. What is a 2" difference in POI with a couple of my different loads, may be NO difference in your guns, or could be a 5" difference.

Tailoring your loads around your sight choice is probably not the best thing you want to be doing. What is your gun's primary purpose? If it is carry/self defense, get the Heinie. If it is for range/plinking, get the Bo-mar.

Regardless of what you get, find the load that functions reliably in your gun, and then adjust your sights accordingly. Your loads may not vary that much in POI, and a simple matter of adjusting your hold-over/under will usually work with the Heinies. At 15 yds. or less, I have rarely seen any loads that differ so much in POI that you would actually need to adjust your sights to compensate.

PS - welcome to the forum :smile:



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