So I picked up a cz 75-b recently. I took it out and wrung it out a bit, and was dissapointed to find that it shoots about 6" high at 20 yards, consistently. With factory and handloads, cast and jacketed bullets, all very consistent at 6" high. Does anyone here know if there is a higher replacement front sight that's available, either factory or aftermarket? I haven't been able to find one with my google-fu.
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March 11, 2013, 04:24 PM
It might be more worthwhile to change the rear sight to an adjustable one.
I don't know how tall the stock front sight is, but CZ Custom has front sights of varying height.
March 11, 2013, 04:28 PM
They do make different height front and rear. Also CGW has a adjustable rear that may or may not require minor fitting.
Before doing ANYTHING that costs money, I'd call CZ (or email them if you can't get through) and ask them for a replacement sight. Tell them which model you've got, how much you're shooting at what distance. They'll probably ask you to measure the front or rear sight and then send you a replacement front or rear (most likely a lower rear.)
It doesn't make sense to spend money for an adjustable sight unless you want one for other reasons. To further complicate things, an adjustable rear MAY sit higher than the installed sight.
You can use the following calculator from Brownells to determine how much HIGHER the front sight must be, or how much LOWER the rear sight should be. (I've used it several times, and it can sometimes be quirky to get it working.)