Originally Posted by buckmarlin
how do i make that adjustment to the iron sight?
You may need to post a picture of YOUR rear site and the associated adjustment screws. Knowing how YOUR rear site works is key.
The general rule is the rear sight is moved in the SAME direction you wish to move the point of impact (1)
So if you aim center (POA) and the bullet impacts (POI) to the left (9-o'clock), then you want to move the POI to the right, hence move the rear sight to the right.
Another way to internalize the process is to think of the gun being held firm while adjusting. When you swing the rear sight to the right, you are moving the sight picture over to the point of impact.
You may have a dovetailed leaf, with a notched incline
to provide elevation to the aperature.
With this type, you will have to rotate the leave to the right or left as needed. This is sometime difficult.Other types have adjustment screws.
With a properly fitting screwdriver, carefully turn the WINDAGE screw TWO turns to the LEFT (counter clockwise) and observe the direction the rear site aperature moves.
After noting this, return the sight to it's original position by TWO turns to the RIGHT. Now you should know which way to turn your screw to move your rear sight to the RIGHT or LEFT. (remember the thinking part and taking notes)
Elevation screw is usually on the 'top' and the Windage screw on the 'side' of the sight assembly
As previously mentioned, I like to start at 25 yards.I like to use a target with clearly marked 1" grids.
Grid Target (2)
Notched Incline on Leaf
GENERIC adjustable site (showing windage screw on side)