bad sight on my Remmy


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Macgille
May 29, 2011, 03:49 AM
I've never had a gun with sights this bad before. My Uberti 1858 Remington will group nicely at 15 yards (about 3-5 inch groups). The problem is that the groups are 8 inches to the right and about a foot high. I ordered and installed a new taller front sight but it still shoots high. The barrel seems to be installed correctly and the gun is tight and fairly precise. But, in a gunfight I would have to aim at my opponents right side holster to get a hit center mass. I use black powder (30 gr.) a thick lubricated wad and a .451 round ball. If anyone out there can tell me how to correct this problem I would be grateful.

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arcticap
May 29, 2011, 06:28 AM
Drifting the front sight further to the right will move the point of impact left.

45-70 Ranger
May 29, 2011, 10:58 AM
Got a Pietta that does just the opposite. Hits low left. I just learned to live with it and adjust my point of aim.

Wade

BHP FAN
May 29, 2011, 01:51 PM
Arcticap got it in one. Uberti's usually have a driftable front sight and if this is the case you need only to move the front sight [I]opposite the direction you want your shot to fall. if you were working on a Colt, you would file the hammer notch in the direction you wanted the shot to fall.

Macgille
June 1, 2011, 05:03 PM
Front sight is a round post with flats. It is soldered in.

StrawHat
June 2, 2011, 09:00 AM
Very easy to replace with a dovetailed sight.

RaceM
June 2, 2011, 12:57 PM
Try decreasing your powder charge to 20 or 25 grains.

RugerMcMarlin
June 2, 2011, 08:26 PM
this might be a dumb question, was dumb question, thats a solid frame isn't it.

Otherwise file inside left of rear sight notch on frame. and left side flat on front sight

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