Aiming point



the point at which a gun or bombsight is aimed in order to strike a desired target, often a point in advance of or behind the actual target.
Historical Examples

And that has been the aiming point of our study and our planning.
The Nation’s River United States Department of the Interior

But it would be no different from taking these targets and putting an aiming point in the center of the bullet-impact area.
Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Yes; you could take an aiming point low and to the left and have the shots strike a predetermined point.
Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

In the Russo-Japanese War the sun was sometimes used as an aiming point.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6 Various

The aiming point moved a trifle and Don eased back into position.
The Best Made Plans Everett B. Cole

Here that would be the situation you would have—an aiming point off to the side and an impact area at the high right corner.
Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

He designates an aiming point when the target cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Manual of Military Training James A. Moss

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