Savage Model 3B - Front Sight Out Of Alignment

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by otisrush, Aug 30, 2018.

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  1. otisrush

    otisrush Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    I have a Savage Model 3B. It doesn't get shot very much.

    My son and I had it out a few weeks ago. Just plinking. It seemed like we couldn't hit ANYTHING. We weren't doing this in a very scientific way - shooting offhand and stuff. I gave it a quick visual once-over and it looked like the front sight was not centered.

    Yesterday I had it out. This time I put it on the bench and used a front (3-point) rest and rear bag. I put 15 shots down range. At 25 yds it's shooting consistently 2" right. (I think that's 8 MOA if I've done the math roughly correctly.)

    Not only is the front sight not centered, but it looks like it has been pushed to the left. So that aligns with the shooting performance I got.

    Is there any reason why I can't drift that sight to the right myself? I'm figuring tapping it using a piece of wood and hammer would seem reasonable. But I'm no gunsmith. LOL And I know there are others here with way more experience and often offer things to take into account that I haven't thought of.

    At first I thought I'd take it to a local smith. But upon further thought, I wonder if that's overkill.

    Thoughts? Thx!

    Last edited: Aug 30, 2018
  2. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Deep in the Ozarks
    No reason at all you can't do it. Use a piece of brass rod or a similar substance and tap the sight back over. Shoot it off the bench to check and continue to adjust as needed,
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