03A3 Shooting high


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offthepaper
April 1, 2013, 09:46 PM
I finally got out to shoot an 03A3 that I bought last year. Metal and wood look very nice on this rifle, but after shooting it at 50 yds it is consistently shooting 5"-6" high. The grouping is good and repeatable. I checked the front sight blade nd found the letter "C" on it. After some inquiries I was told that 03 sight blades came in different heights with "A" being the tallest
My question:Do you guys think 5"-6" high @ 50 yds would merit a "B" sight (taller) or an "A" sight (tallest)?
Anyone have experience with this?
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Hummer70
April 1, 2013, 10:21 PM
the min range for the 03A3 was 200 yards with 150 gr. M2 ball ammo. If you have some M2 ball check it out at 200 yards.

rcmodel
April 1, 2013, 10:27 PM
6" high at 50 yards equates to a 500 yard zero.

Get the tallest blade you can get, and file off what you don't need to zero it at 200 yards on the 200 yard rear sight setting.

rc

Float Pilot
April 2, 2013, 06:40 PM
I changed my front sight to a taller and slightly wider USMC type.
This is on my Smith Corona 1903A3

I use a 6 o'clock hold at 100 yards and it seems to work. I never tried it at 50 yards.

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