The rear sight base is dovetailed into the barrel of the rifle. To adjust for windage, move the rear sight base to the right or left by tapping the dovetailed base using a wood or fiber dowel or hammer that will not mar the sight base (Figure 10). If you tap the rear sight base to the right your gun will shoot more to the right. Moving the rear
sight base to the left is just as easily done. Note how much you adjust the sight as you sight-in your rifle. Remember:
• Move the rear sight to the right to shoot farther to the right on the target.
• Move the rear sight to the left to shoot farther to the left on the target.
Care should be taken not to mar the finish, damage the attaching screws or bend sight components when adjustments are made.
The front sight blade is also held in a dovetail mount on the sight base. It is possible to make windage adjustments by tapping it to one side or the other, like the rear sight base. When adjusting the front sight you get the opposite results:
• Move the front sight blade to the right to shoot more to the left.
• Move the front sight blade to the left to shoot more to the right.
All sight adjustments — of course — are a matter of trial and error. Remember, it is usually necessary to reset your sights when you change type or even brand of ammunition.
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