Aim for /Aim at in archery or gunnery


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Español de España / Spanish (Spain)
Hi everyone!,

I've got a question related with the use of "aim for" and "aim at" when it means point accurately with a gun.

I thought that the proper way of saying it is using "aim at" , for instance

"He's aiming at your head"

this is what the dictionary says actually...

But after some time of living in England and watching English TV I'd swear that I've heard

"He's aiming for your head", or "Aim for the head!", something like that.

Which is the correct one?, I'm a little bit confused as "aiming for the head" has about 5 million hits in google..!

thanks so much!
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