Front sight Direction


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jcs271
February 10, 2007, 10:24 AM
My mind has gone blank. I can't recall but I believe the front sight drifts the same direction as the bullet impacts. If shots are to the left then the sight must be drifted to the left. Yes?

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Biker
February 10, 2007, 10:29 AM
I believe that it's the rear sight you have to drift and you drift it in the direction you want the bullet to impact.

Biker

Hemicuda
February 10, 2007, 10:33 AM
Biker has it... rer sight the way the bullet needs to move... front sight opposite...

Gunpacker
February 10, 2007, 10:43 AM
jcs271, you are right. Move the front sight toward the actual impact. Rear is away from actual sight.
After pondering it myself every time I had to adjust sights, I now think of it this way:
First round impacts either right or left. Think of the sights as still on center of bullseye. The line across both sights should go to the bullet but don't in this case. Now think of the line from the rear sight to the impact hole. In the case of a left impact, the line from rear sight to impact hole is to the left of the desired impact. Since you want the two sights to align on impact line, you must move front sight to left, or toward impact hole.
In the case of a rear sight adjustment, draw your imaginary line thru the front sight and continue it past the rear. In our left side impact, the line will go to the right side of the rear sight. You will have to move the rear away from impact to the right to get it on the line.
Vise versa for right side impact of course.

DougW
February 10, 2007, 10:56 AM
Gunpacker is correct. In shooting Enfields, the fron sight is what is adjusted to compensate foe left/right and up/down. Move the front sight the direction the bullet is impacting is correct, The rear sight on the Enfields #4's and #5's have no windadge adjustment. (Height on an Enfield is adjusted with different height front sight blades, regulating the rifle to the rear sight.)

deadin
February 10, 2007, 11:07 AM
Contemplate this one: (I learned this years ago)
Align the sights, scope, dot, etc. on the bullseye and take the shot.
Next , realign the sights on the bullseye and block, sandbag or someway brace the gun so it canít move. Then, without moving the gun, adjust the sights so they are aligned on the Point of Impact of the previous shot. Next shot should be dead-on. (Within the capabilities of the gun, ammo and shooter.:D )

This works really well when sighting in a scoped rifle.

beretta9
February 10, 2007, 08:03 PM
I believe that it's the rear sight you have to drift and you drift it in the direction you want the bullet to impact.

This IS the corrrect way! Front sight opposite. Taken from Ruger manual under sight adjustment.

Walkalong
February 10, 2007, 09:15 PM
My mind has gone blank. I can't recall but I believe the front sight drifts the same direction as the bullet impacts. If shots are to the left then the sight must be drifted to the left. Yes?

Yes.

Rear sight: Drift left for bullet to go left.(impacted right) Drift right for bullet to go right.(impacted left)

Front sight is opposite.:)

Who is drifting their front sight? On what?

deadin
February 11, 2007, 12:10 AM
Who is drifting their front sight? On what?

For one, that is how you adjust windage on a Schmidt-Rubin K31.

brentwal
February 11, 2007, 12:52 AM
Front sight moves opposite.

Rear moves the way your shooting off.

jcs271
February 12, 2007, 02:35 AM
Who is drifting their front sight? On what?


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ripcurlksm
February 12, 2007, 05:13 AM
My front sight is crooked :cuss:

Some say it doesn't matter but it I hate it!

Hemicuda
February 12, 2007, 09:13 AM
Y'all better check again, the FRONT sight moves the OPPOSITE of the way you want to move the impact...

Dr. Dickie
February 12, 2007, 10:19 AM
Right, front sight moves the way they are hitting (opposite of the way you want them to move).
If the bullets are hitting left, move the front left. If the bullets are hitting right, move the front to the right.
Look down the sights : [I]
If they are hitting left then: I[ ]
That is where they are hitting, so that is where you sights should be (note that you would have to move the front of the pistol to the right to correct the above sight picture, moving your shots to the right--correcting the shots.

SWModel19
February 12, 2007, 10:22 AM
Move the front sight the direction the bullet is impacting

Y'all better check again, the FRONT sight moves the OPPOSITE of the way you want to move the impact...

I interpreted DougW's comment to mean that if the bullet is impacting to the left, you move the front sight to the left in order to move you point of impact to the center of the target. So, basically, you're both saying the same thing, right?

I've always found that way over exaggerating something helps to clearly illustrate what will happen with small incremental moves. Imagine that you could drift the front sight a total of 10 inches either way. If you drift it 10 inches to the left, what direction does that move the muzzle? Ten inches to the right. Point of impact? Clearly, it moved to the right.:)

Of course, when I saw the title of the thread "Front Sight Direction", I thought - What do you mean front sight direction? Down range, of course!:D :neener:

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