Mauser 98k shooting high


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Lochaber
January 2, 2003, 10:46 PM
Hi all.

After experimenting with a number of factory loads as well as surplus ammo, I have to conclude that my K98k is shooting high. By a lot, about 11''. At one hundered yards it groups quite well, but about a foot high. With heavier loads like the S&B 180 grainers is hits at about 8" high. I am not the greatest rifle shot but you would think that I really can't screw up that bad from sandbags on a bench. The rear sight is set to its lowest setting (100m) but I did notice that there is small gap between the sight blade and the mount, a reall small one which I assume is normal and it seems to due to the fact that the riser touches the curved slope.

I doubt that it is me or the sights. I wonder if there are any common problems which may causes this. Maybe the receiver screws are two tight? Front stock band out of wack? Maybe my barrel is just bent. :confused:

And of course both my Turks shoot low. :banghead:

Any advice would be appreciated.

Loch

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Wildalaska
January 3, 2003, 01:33 AM
I think it is close to being dead on for what it is...8 inches high at 100 yards isd probably the same of course at 100 meters...this is minute of man I suppose...consider that if you aim at his belt buckle you get a chest hit at 100, a belly hit at 2, and belt hit at 3....:D

buttrap
January 3, 2003, 03:30 AM
Thats pretty common due to "battle sight" setting. If it really bugs you and you cant get used to a sight hold with the front sight lower in the back V put in a taller front sight.

Sleeping Dog
January 3, 2003, 08:35 AM
You may be able to find a taller front post. Brownells has them, and http://www.samcoglobal.com has some.

Or, you can make one by replacing the front post with a flat-head screw, installing the flat-head into the dovetail, then cutting & filing to the right height. Dirt cheap, and works fine. (Is this "sporterizing"?)

Regards.

Poodleshooter
January 3, 2003, 05:00 PM
Try a 200gr bullet- military surplus if you can find it.
Also, try shooting from a sling. Even with sandbags, you may be getting some "kickback" off of the bench, particularly if the surface is relatively hard.
Otherwise, try another sight. You could also try playing around with the barrel bands.

Lochaber
January 4, 2003, 03:23 AM
Thanx guys, I'll try using a sling ang heavier bullets first, and if that fails, I guess I'll replace the front sight.

Thanx
Loch

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