Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 .22 cal sighting in problems

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by Zombiepirate, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Zombiepirate

    Zombiepirate New Member

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    HAY U GUY'S?
    Has anyone had a problem with getting this M&P15-22 sighted in ? I bought my girlfriend this because she liked mine I have her rear sight maxed out at it's highest setting and it is still shooting low at 30 yards. This is on my girlfriends firearm. I have the same firearm and had to only adjust the windage 2 clicks and it is right on

    The zombiepirate:confused:
     
  2. Overkill0084

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    Is there anything loose? Give it the once over to make sure there isn't something loose that's screwing with you. It can drive you crazy.
    Have you messed with the front sight any? It should be able to take up some of the slack.
     

  3. Zombiepirate

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    once over on the S&W M&P 15-22

    I have gone over it twice and have found no loose anything, The manual that came with the gun Say's nothing about adjusting the front sight What do I need do? will it just turn up or is there something special i need do ?
    Thanks for the quick response
    Russ
     
  4. TruggieTex

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    How about a bore laser...at 30 or 40 yards you should be able to see at night and align the sights to that. May show where you are off...
     
  5. niteglock

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    There is a small key to turn the sights easier but yeah you will need to lower the front sight and raise the rear to make shots go up and opposite for down. Mine was dead on out the box but when j put the magpul mbus on it they were way off and I actually liked the stock sights better. They are metal and the hole on the rear is alot neater when looking through. Only reason I kept the magpuls on is because they flip down and I have a red dot I use. Works great.
     
  6. Zombiepirate

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    niteglock
    Thank you for the info I did not dare to mess with the front sight due to S&W not saying a thing about it in there sighting in the firearm procedure.

    Thanks
    Russ
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  7. Overkill0084

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    Note: I don't own a S&W M&P 15. I'm going on the assumption that S&W didn't reinvent the wheel & it's similar to every other AR front sight.

    I assume that you front sight on those is similar to that on a M-16. Those were designed in such a way you could use a 5.56 round as a tool. If you look at it there is a little detent pin that you press down to allow rotation of the sight. There are of course specific tools available as well. A small punch or a pen will do the trick. If you mess with it, you should be able to figure it out.
     
  8. Zombiepirate

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    Nightglock
    Where do I find this tool you speak of ? If I have a good selection of tools, Special driver tips, or maybe a small socket, or is there a specific tool for that ?
     
  9. TruggieTex

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    Pic of front sight with pin to depress on right. That frees up the sight pin for rotation.

    Hope that helps.
     

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  10. Zombiepirate

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    Greg
    I thank you very much now I know I can adjust the front I'm feeling better :D I knew I joined this form for a dam good reason!!! Super quick answers I like:)

    Thank you
    Russ
     
  11. Zombiepirate

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    TruggieTex
    I thank you very much !!!!!!! Man you guy's are great

    " Don't let her see it and she will never know you have it"
    No *****in from the kitchen;)
     
  12. niteglock

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    Yeah you can just press that pin in and turn the sight. The magpul backup sights I bought came with an adjustment tool that works for the stock sights too. Its like a small key that you slip over the sight post and just turn it. Works great. Ill show a picture; f it if you want to know.
     
  13. niteglock

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    I tried a bore sight and it was way off. So I used a bore sighter to just get an idea of where I need my red dot and sights then fine tuned it using ammo. Not super crazy accurate but close enough to make me smile when I see my target. :)
     
  14. TruggieTex

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    I actually took both fixed sights off and installed a $99 red dot from Academy...straight up fun to 50 or so yards!

    Great plinker and serious squirrel gun. Was on the fence for a Ruger, but never looked back.
     
  15. Zombiepirate

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    I am most grateful for all the res ponces I got on my question Now I know, Ask and you will receive:D.
    Thank you all
     
  16. Zombiepirate

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    I got it :D Thanks to help from Truggie Tex, overkill0084, Niteglock & a Buddie of mine that has a range, He also taught me how to properly use the aperture of the sights. Being in the military he showed me how he was trained to use the sight's. I myself Will admit that I had never used this type, Mine are all open old style so I was at fault for the gun shooting low:eek:. I apologised to my firearm and now I know, 52 and still learning
    Way to used to the 1969 Winchester 30/30 model 94 with the octagon long barrel :) " Remember you will always be happy If you just go ahead and buy it"