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bad sight on my Remmy

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Macgille, May 29, 2011.

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  1. Macgille

    Macgille Member

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    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.
     
  2. arcticap

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    Drifting the front sight further to the right will move the point of impact left.
     
  3. 45-70 Ranger

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    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
     
  4. BHP FAN

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    Arcticap got it in one. Uberti's usually have a driftable front sight [I've seen older Uberti marked guns that didn't] and if this is the case you need only to move the front sight 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.
     
  5. Macgille

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    Front sight is a round post with flats. It is soldered in.
     
  6. StrawHat

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    Very easy to replace with a dovetailed sight.
     
  7. RaceM

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    Try decreasing your powder charge to 20 or 25 grains.
     
  8. RugerMcMarlin

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    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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