The folding leaf rear sight (standard on some models) is adjustable for elevation and windage. The amount the elevation slide must be moved to change point of impact varies with caliber and load. Shooting to determine the slide setting should be done from a bench rest and over a measured distance. Use only a small screwdriver with a blade tip that exactly fits the screw-head. Loosen the screws only slightly so the slide doesn't move too freely. When the slide is positioned at the desired height, carefully tighten both screws.
Lateral (windage) adjustment is made by moving the entire sight within its base. To move the sight, loosen the slotted screw (in the front section of the base) until the sight can be moved. Position the sight in the desired location and then tighten the slotted screw.
NOTE: The 'rule' of rear sight adjustment is: Move the sight in the direction that you want the point of impact of the bullet to move. As examples, to raise the point of bullet impact, raise the elevation slide (blade). To move the point of bullet impact to
Top of front sight even with top of rear sight slide. Front sight centered in notch of rear sight slide. Target bullseye centered on top of front sight.
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