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    Sights

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    On a rifle/shotgun, there is a thing with lenses that has two lines crossing at a right angle and you look through it to aim at the target. Dictionaries suggest "sight" and "sights". Do native speakers call it "sight" or "sights"?

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    Re: Sights

    I think that the plural form is more common.

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    Re: Sights

    a gun may have an optical/ laser / telescopic .... sight.

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    Re: Sights

    A rifle comes equipped with "sights" that is to say a rear sight and a front/fore sight. An additional "sight" can be added for increased accuracy. For hunting this would most commonly be a telescopic sight.

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    Re: Sights

    You are describing the "cross hairs" on a "scope."

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