Sight Adjustment

(For Standard Rifles Equipped With Open Sights)

The folding leaf rear sight is adjustable for elevation and windage. The slide must be moved one graduation to change the point of impact by approximately one inch at 25 yards. Shooting to determine the slide setting for 'zero' at a particular distance 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. Move the slide in the direction you want the point of impact of the bullet to move. When the slide is positioned at the desired height, carefully tighten both screws.

Lateral (windage) adjustment is made by "drifting' the sight base in its slot. To move the sight, loosen the slotted screw (in the front section of the base) until the sight can be moved. Place a short brass rod against the sight base (and only the base) and tap the sight in the direction you wish to move the point of impact, 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 the right, move the sight to the right.


Top of front sight even with top of rear sight slide. Front sight centered in notch of rear sight slide. Target bull's-eye centered on top of front sight.

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