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Old 01-17-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default Saiga .223 shooting very low.

My saiga .223 has been shooting low even when I move the rear sight all the way up....anyone recommend a good red dot for a fair price for this piece ?

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Old 01-17-2014, 01:02 PM   #2
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If by moving the SIGHT up you mean actually raising it by moving the slider forward to 600 yards, it is very unusual for an AK to shoot low. I want to be sure I understood you correctly. Moving the SLIDER up lowers the POI.
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Sorry....I meant all the way back even below the 1 on the sights.. mine goes from nothing to 1 then 3 then 3. I have it as far back as it will go below the 1 and still shoots very low. I guess I just need to out a red dot on it but I live using iron sights
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Then 2 then 3 sorry
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Default Saiga .223 shooting very low.

What distance are you shooting at?

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Thats the thing. It will shoot very low at 50 yds with the sight pushed all the way back. I dont think its me as I hunt with a mosin nagant and am used to the ruskie sights.
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Does it shoot higher if you move the slider "forward"? Those sights are often not spot on calibrated but can be zeroed individually.
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That's what I'd try. Go to 75-100yds and screw with the sights until it's better. I just bought a saiga in 7.62x39 hope mine doesn't do the same haha
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Pushing the slider forward should increase your elevation. Pushing it to the rear lowers the rear sight and will lower your Point of Impact. If it is a couple inches off at 50 yds you can screw the front sight downward to increase elevation. (Front sight is adjusted opposite of rear sight)
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Move the sights forward and raise the front that should do the trick. You have one of the most reliable and well made weapons you could own. Plus the Saigas are actually made in Russia

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