yugo sks shooting high

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by surplusaddict, May 2, 2013.

  1. surplusaddict

    surplusaddict New Member

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    Took my sks to the range and shot at 100 yrds and it is 6 to 8 inches low, at 50 yrds 3 to 4 inches, my rear sight is set at 100 m and not on battle zero. Can anyone give me any suggestions.
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Screw the front sight post in the direction of your point of impact compared to where your point of aim is.
     

  3. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    What he said.


    You should be able to get a sight adjustment tool for about five bucks.
     
  4. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    how about a little more info?

    was it shooting good before and this range trip the POI changed?

    did you use different ammo then normal?

    did you play with or adjust any thing?

    swap or repair any parts?

    dissassemble/ reassemble?

    it could be as simple as a different ammo, different grip, or a something loose.

    with out more facts i dont think we can effectively answer that question.
     
  5. surplusaddict

    surplusaddict New Member

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    The rifle is fine mechanically, nothing was fooled with-I just never had to adjust my front sights on my russian, or romanian sks, should i just move my leaf adjustment up a notch?
     
  6. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    If you feel you can get away with simply adjust the rear sight up a notch or two sure, but that very well may back fire and just raise the impact. That's also the lazy mans way out if you ask me....or anyone else out there. You'd be better off get the tool and adjusting the sight. At least this way you'll actually be able to use the ranging on the rear sight properly and avoid wasting ammunition trying to find out what range each notch is now set for.
     
  7. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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  8. FlukeLSX

    FlukeLSX New Member

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    Front sight needs to be adjusted:


    Here's a video to help you learn how to adjust it:

    But in general.

    Clockwise = Raises Impact Point
    Counterclockwise = Lowers Impact Point

    Forget what everyone tells you. Just watch the video it makes understanding of sight adjustments simple and easy. Also, personal opinion and advice: Don't Zero at 25 or 50 yards like most people will tell you: Your Rifle is designed to be zeroed at 100m - Zero your sight at 100 yards, and you will not have to make any adjustments at 50 yards. The problem with doing it this way is the smallest adjustment at 100 yards makes a huge degree of difference when you go to see where the rounds hit. When adjusting the front sight only use 1/4 and 1/2 turns @ 100 yards and see where the hits line up.

    Here's the Video:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv0VNRe4wIk[/ame]
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2013
  9. surplusaddict

    surplusaddict New Member

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    Thank you, helps a great deal you filled the part i was missing-how far to turn front sight and at what range. Ill watch video at the range!
     
  10. FlukeLSX

    FlukeLSX New Member

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    No problem,

    At closer ranges like 25-50 yards you might be able to get away with 1/2 to full turns. But there is NOT a big difference between 50 yards and 100 yards short of 3-6 inches at most depending on quality of the rifle/ammo/etc.

    When you go to aim at 50 yards after zeroing from 100. You will not need to adjust your aim much if at all. At least that's how it was for me. You won't need to manually compensate for distance thinking the gun will shoot high, Just shoot at 50 yards as you would at 100yards with ironsights there is almost 0 difference in target image profile.
     
  11. surplusaddict

    surplusaddict New Member

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    Thanks guys, front sight has been adjusted accordingly. Shoots fine at 100 yards.