GUN Who can answer this? *sight question*

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  1. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    I have a rifle with iron sights. The front sight is stationary, the rear is adjustable all 4 ways. I am shooting at 100 yards. Looking through the sights, I am right at bullseye. However, all the shots are high.

    Do I move the rear sights up or down.


    Explain.

    :o
     
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    Razardica Active Member

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    Are you shooting from a rest? Do you have any trigger control problems you know of? Set your windage to zero and then shoot at 200 yards with like, 3 1/2, 4 minutes of elevation and see what happens.
     
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    99_civic_ex Active Member

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    rear sights adjusted up to bring the shots down.
     
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    99_civic_ex Active Member

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    shit i tried making a little diagram but it wasn't working. :hs:
     
  5. TwoGuns

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    dotty dot dot dot


    If you have to adjust them too much, try a different cartridge company and bullet grain.
     
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    WiLL Active Member

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    Thanks.

    Ok, my mistake. My rears dont adjust up and down. But the front work the elevation. I assume it would be the opposite for the front. I would bring the front sights down in my situation.

    :o
     
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    Yes. The diagram above isn't the best quality but it does the job :o
     
  9. 1BadZ

    1BadZ Uber :Aug2000: GM Nazi

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    Could it be that your rifle's sights are sighted at 6 o'clock instead of horizon. My SA-XD is the same way. Here's another diagram.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    Well, I am refering to my AR15. So the sights look a little different. The rear is just an aperature while the front is a set of 3 prongs with the middle being slightly shorter. I have no idea how the sights are suppose to be looked through. It was my first time shooting it, and that trip to the range was more for making sure the gun works. I spent about 30 mins there. I didnt adjust the sights or anything. But I did make the mistake of using the long range aperature instead of the close range, while I was shooting at 50 yards. It might be the reason why the whole group was a foot high. :o
     
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    Come like that? My 5" Tactical is extremely horizon with 180gr. A little higher with 165.
     
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    You look at the middle one.
     
  13. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    But at what height?
     
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    Razardica Active Member

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    You center the front sight post (the little thing in the middle) in the center of the rear sight aperture. Always focus on the front sight.
     
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    Dsking85 New Member

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    MOVING THE REAR SIGHT DOWN MOVES THE SHOTS DOWN

    dunno why everyone thinks the opposite:ugh:
     
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    quoted for truth!
     
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    1BadZ Uber :Aug2000: GM Nazi

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    :dunno: I'm new to firearms and I'm just reciting what is in the operations and safety manual said.

    "Point of aim:
    Shooters may use a "point of aim" (I called it horizion) sight picture at 25 yards. This means that at 25 yards the bullet should impact the target at the point visible at the top of the front sight. Shooters may also use a "6 O'clock" sight picture to strike the center of the target. Springfield Armory pistols are designed to use the "6 O'clock" sight picture at 25 yards. However, some pistols may shoot "point of aim" depending on the shooter and ammunition."

    I've got the 4" Service and I shoot 230gr Winchester white box and mine was at 6 O'clock.
     
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    WiLL Active Member

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    My friend says you move the rear sight up to bring the shots down. Wikipedia says to move it down. WMD seems to say to move it up.


    Explaination? Just trying to learn here.
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Green is point of aim, red is the bullet's path. Or the laser bolt's path. Whatever. Moving the front sight down moves point of impact up and vice versa.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Dsking85 New Member

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    i was on a long range team for 3 years using the iron sights of the AR. move the rear sight in the direction you want the impact to move. that's the absolute right answer.
     
  21. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    That diagram helps. And Dksing85....good enough for me. :hs:

    So moving the front sight up will bring the point of impact down?
     
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    yes
     

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