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Problems with Accuracy

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dak0ta, May 31, 2009.

  1. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member


    I shot my Marlin 925 22lr for the first time today with Remington Cyclones and Federal American Eagle loads. All fired and loaded well from the magazine.

    However, with the iron sights I feel like the gun seems to shoot to the left of where I'm aiming on the paper. I noticed that the front ramp site appears to be tilted to the left when I look through the rear sights. There's a screw on the front ramp site, but I don't know if I can straighten the front post or not.

    Anyways, I have a question regarding the rear ramp site and what each gradient level equates to in distance/elevation.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. MTMilitiaman

    MTMilitiaman Well-Known Member

    Adjustments to the front sight move the POI in the opposite direction. Therefore, if the sight appears to be canted to the left, the rifle should be shooting to the right. If it is not, it is more than likely you. Try straightening the front sight blade, if you like, and if the problem persists, consider trigger and breath control, and sight picture until the issue resolves itself.

    The rear sight is exactly the opposite--the POI will move in the direction the sight is moved. So moving the blade up will move the POI up. How much depends. If the rifle didn't come with a manual when I got it, I would consult the manufacture's website. A lot of firearms companies put free PDF versions of their owner/operator manuals online. This should tell you in what increments the sight is adjusted. It should also give you a service number to contact in the event the problem is not easily resolved. You should be able to call them for advice as well, even if the issue hopefully doesn't require you to send it back to them.
  3. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    The manual only describes rear sights on models that use screws to adjust for windage. My rifle only has elevation adjustment on the rear sight, which seems straight, but it's the front site blade that looks at an angle. How would I go about straightening it without breaking my rifle?

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