Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Rifle Front Sight Adjustment

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by stchman, Aug 20, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. stchman

    stchman Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,892
    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    Hello all. I am wanting to explain how to adjust the front sight on a rifle. If everyone agrees with my wording please let me know.

    Assume that the rear sight is fixed and the user wants to adjust the windage and elevation on a rifle.

    1. If rifle is shooting low then lower the front sight post (raise bullet impact).
    2. If rifle is shooting high then raise the front sight post (lower bullet impact).
    3. If rifle is shooting right then move the front sight post to the right (move bullet impact to left).
    4. If rifle is shooting left then move the front sight post to the left (move bullet impact right).

    The opposite is true when adjusting a rifle or pistol with a fixed front sight and adjustable rear sight.

    Reason I am doing this is that I have seen lots of confusion on this subject.
     
  2. Abel

    Abel Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,005
    Location:
    Eastern CONUS
    You are correct. But most open sights on rifles have a left-right adjustment for the front, usually a dovetail slot. If you run out of down play with the rear, you need a taller front.
     
  3. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    7,392
    Location:
    all over Virginia
    Always move the front sight in the OPPOSITE direction you want the point of impact to move.

    You don't need four rules.
     
  4. Abel

    Abel Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,005
    Location:
    Eastern CONUS
    lol!
     
  5. WNTFW

    WNTFW Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,906
    Easiest way to remember:
    Move rear sight the way you want bullet to go.
    Mover front sight opposite way you want bullet to go.
     
  6. scythefwd

    scythefwd Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,561
    Location:
    Manassas Park, VA
    As stated earlier:
    Move the rear site in the direction you want to go. Move site to the right to move POI to the right.

    Move front sight the opposite direction you want to go. Move front site up to lower POI.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page