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indyfan 02-16-2010 10:46 PM

Adjusting fixed sights?
 
is it possible?

Both my Beretta and Ruger shoot a bit off

The Ruger mark 3 shoots to the left and the Beretta M92 shoots high by a little bit


How would I adjust fixed sights, or should I dish out for a pair of adjustable sights

NGIB 02-16-2010 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by indyfan (Post 231572)
is it possible?

Both my Beretta and Ruger shoot a bit off

The Ruger mark 3 shoots to the left and the Beretta M92 shoots high by a little bit


How would I adjust fixed sights, or should I dish out for a pair of adjustable sights

The rear sight on the Mk III should be dovetailed so you should be able to move it in the slot. On the 92, I believe the front sight is integral to the slide so no easy fix here. If the rear is dovetailed, they may make a shorter rear sight but I wouldn't bet on that.

Before any adjustments, I'd have someone else shoot both to verify it's the gins and not your technique...

skullcrusher 02-16-2010 11:25 PM

A fixed front sight shooting high usually involves a file. I would make sure that is the issue before doing so. Bench rest, a couple of shooters and plenty of ammo. Small fine file, couple of strokes and shoot some more....you get the idea.

Highpower 02-17-2010 03:12 AM

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Originally Posted by skullcrusher (Post 231593)
A fixed front sight shooting **** low usually involves a file.

Drift the rear sight on the Mark III to the right slightly, and try some different ammo in the 92.
My 2 .....

stalkingbear 02-18-2010 03:51 PM

Actually it's the opposite-you move the rear site the direction you want point of impact to go and the front sight the opposite direction. You would want a slightly higher front site to bring point of impact down. Shooting lighter/faster bullet loads should make your point of impact go down because the bullet will leave the barrel quicker before recoiling as much for less muzzleclimb.


Quote:

Originally Posted by skullcrusher (Post 231593)
A fixed front sight shooting high usually involves a file. I would make sure that is the issue before doing so. Bench rest, a couple of shooters and plenty of ammo. Small fine file, couple of strokes and shoot some more....you get the idea.


skullcrusher 02-18-2010 04:05 PM

Yep, I misspoke....oops. :eek: For some reason I was thinking low, not high. My bad peoples. Thanks for the correction. :o

Silvertip 44 02-20-2010 02:39 PM

Yes, try lighter bullets if you need to shoot a bit lower.


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