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Browning Buckmark HiViz Trouble

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by glock56534, Nov 20, 2006.

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  1. glock56534

    glock56534 Member

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    I just purchased a Buckmark Standard .22LR pistol. I purchased the HiViz front sight, and now the gun is shooting about 4 inches low with the rear sight adjusted down completely. I tried to put the OEM sight back on but every allen wrench I have used to loosen the hex screw gets stripped. I dont want to completely strip this front screw, but I would like to be able to put the standard sight back on.

    If anyone has some suggestions for either of my two problems, please let me know, I really want to solve these problems asap. I have to say I love these Buckmarks but this is just killing me.
     
  2. hksw

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    Welcome.

    If your point of impact (POI) is below your point of aim (POA) and you would like to keep the front sight stationary, you should be adjusting the rear sight up to correct the error.

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  3. Dakotaphoto

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    I installed the HiViz front sight on my Buckmark standard several weeks ago and love it for the kind of indoor target shooting I do. I find it locates the target far easier and faster than the factory sight in the relatively low light conditions I'm in. The manual says that the set screw is 1/16-inch and that is the size wrench supplied with the gun. When I removed the factory screw, there was some resistance that suggested it was sealed with something like Lock-tite. I did not use any when I installed the Hi-Viz and it seems to be holding well.

    On the Smith & Wesson M&P forum, Dan Burwell, a gunsmith who participates there, said that he has worn out several 1/16-inch hex wrenches adjusting sights on the M&P. I wonder if there might be harder hex wrenches available?

    Adding to what the previous poster said, to raise the point of impact (copied right from the manual), turn the rear sight elevation screw CCW. I don’t believe the front sight on the BuckMark Standard is adjustable.
     
  4. ceetee

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    Neat picture, hksw!

    Yep. Move the REAR sight in the direction you want the bullet to go. If the gun is shooting low, move the rear sight up. Shoot a group, see where it lands, and repeat as needed.
     
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