He knew every setting for any range on these weapons and liked to test himself to stay sharp.
A bullet actually travels in an arc from the muzzle to the target, and not in a straight line. A predictable enough path over a certain distance when you take wind into account. At this range, 300 meters out, and the scope dialled in at 400 meters, aiming for a head shot would result overshooting the target. It’s not unusual to have to take a shot like that as you don’t always have time to adjust the sights, so do you aim for the torso and compensate for the arc this way or just adjust the sights to take it into account? Different styles for different shooters. And the situation of course.
Steve preferred, when time permitted, to adjust the scope and