In a nutshell its saying where exactly you think the bullet went. This means that you need to be eye(s) open at the moment of discharge. Many shooters blink & so never actually "see" the actual shot.
Can it be used to see if your sights are "off"? Yes sure when you're sigting in or zeroing, but it goes beyond that & should be practiced even if your sight is 100% dead nutz on zero.
It trains you to see those miniscule things that spoil shot placment like blinking, jerking the trigger, touching & moving the stock as the trigger is pulled, flinching & so on. It will help your shooting because it forces you to see things you might otherwise miss & so never know to correct.
There are several ways to make the call, but I use either the "Clock, ring & distance" (10 O'clock: Inner: 2 inches) or the "Up & over" (2 inches high: 3/4 inch left) method as It seems to be clearer than any other technique I've tried.
Its best if you learn the technique with a spotter using a scope. You call the shot & he confirms, or corrects the call, so you get a feel for where the actual stike went & how it got there.
Allan Quatermain: “Automatic rifles. Who in God's name has automatic rifles”?
Elderly Hunter: “That's dashed unsporting. Probably Belgium.”
Last edited by wogpotter; November 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM.