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Old 02-05-2012, 02:29 AM   #11
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Shimming the rear sight will make it shoot higher. Bet it is the sight picture, user error. The top of the front sight needs to be level w/ the top of the rear sight. This link has a pic.
http://blog.davingranroth.com/2009/10/how-to-aim-with-iron-sights/
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jpattersonnh is correct raising the rear sight will raise bullet impact. Could file down the rear sight.
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It is a tanfoglio single action. Not many out there but it still goes bang so it is fun. Any suggestions for what to use as a shim? I thought a couple pieces of paper so I could gradually bring it up but I don't know how that would hold up.

Don't shim!! If a rifle w/ irons shoots high, you raise the front sight, that is the same a lowering the rear, not raising it.

Does it look like a colt peace maker?


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Shimming the rear sight will make it worse. If you can shim the front sight though that would get you closer to where you want to be.



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I'd just adjust my hold. It's not like you're after long range accuracy.
i agree. when i got my dad's old Schmidt .22 revolver running again, i found it shot high. since the sights aren't adjustable, i just decided to live with it & change my aim.
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i agree. when i got my dad's old Schmidt .22 revolver running again, i found it shot high. since the sights aren't adjustable, i just decided to live with it & change my aim.
Yeah...Springfield XD's for example, are set for a 6 o'clock hold from the factory. Most guns are a little different that way, and unless it's a windage issue, I always just change my POA.
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