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Old 12-26-2011, 05:49 AM   #1
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I recently bought a Remington R1, I've put 100 rounds through it and getting pretty good groups but finding that it's shooting a foot low at 20 yards. Is anyone else having this trouble. I know that the rem, you can't adjust the sight for up and down.



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Old 12-26-2011, 11:20 AM   #2
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I recently bought a Remington R1, I've put 100 rounds through it and getting pretty good groups but finding that it's shooting a foot low at 20 yards. Is anyone else having this trouble. I know that the rem, you can't adjust the sight for up and down.
Try better ammo.


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Different ammo, as Mark says, could be the answer. Also, is that from a rest or free hand? I believe there is a 'Shooting Aid' posted on a thread here, somewhere. You might try to find that & see if it gives you a clue.

Lastly, I haven't done much reading on the Remington, but is it possible it uses what some refer to as a 'combat' sight picture with the front sight on the center of the bull? I don't suppose that would cause it to be a whole foot low, but may be part of it.

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Mine shoots pretty much to point of aim with both 200gr swc's and 230 gr hardball, just about 2 inches to the left. I still haven't adjusted the rear sight and I've had it about a year. Hey I'm the poster child for lazy OK. I had a couple of bobbles within the first 50 or so rounds but since then it runs like the proverbial sewing machine. Now I want a Commander version, hear that ERPC.

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I'll have to try some different ammo. I been shooting both free hand and off a table resting my arms on the table. When on the table obviously getting the better groups but on both cases shooting low.

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I had a similar experience when I first bought my Taurus PT1911 and later with my new Beretta PX4 and I was very disappointed but then realized this only happened with guns that had the 3 dot sights.
My other 1911 has the traditional military sights and my Millennium Pro has straight 8 sights and the others have black target sights. It seems I was focusing on the dots and not the front sight. To prove this was the case I blacked out the 3 dots and voila I was back on target.
My son bought me one of the metal resetting targets for Christmas and I ran a hundred plus rounds at it today with both the Taurus and Beretta and was hitting consitently at 15 and 20 yards without any sight adjustment. Just a thought but it worked for me.

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I had a similar experience when I first bought my Taurus PT1911 and later with my new Beretta PX4 and I was very disappointed but then realized this only happened with guns that had the 3 dot sights.
My other 1911 has the traditional military sights and my Millennium Pro has straight 8 sights and the others have black target sights. It seems I was focusing on the dots and not the front sight. To prove this was the case I blacked out the 3 dots and voila I was back on target.
My son bought me one of the metal resetting targets for Christmas and I ran a hundred plus rounds at it today with both the Taurus and Beretta and was hitting consitently at 15 and 20 yards without any sight adjustment. Just a thought but it worked for me.
Ok thanks. I'll give that try too. I'm not crazy on the 3 dots, I'd be fine with just straight open sights.
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You might also consider sending it back to Remington. I had a bad barrel and the trigger was set heavier than factory spec. Remington was good about it. They did a trigger job and replaced the barrel and their turn around time for the repairs was excellent. It fixed the problem.
Could also be a sight problem.



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