my rifle shoots really high. will reduced powder charges drop my POI to bring it in line.

my rifle shoots really high. will reduced powder charges drop my POI to bring it in line. this rifle has fixed non-adjustable sights.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    With the right tools, all sights are adjustable

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't really want to file the front sight down.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't think i could make a ethical kill shot on a animal that way.

        You are too much of a sissy to be helped. Go and buy a variety of ammo and shoot it until you figure out a load and distance where the sights are on by yourself.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >this rifle has fixed non-adjustable sights.
    >my rifle shoots really high
    Aim really low.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think i could make a ethical kill shot on a animal that way.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    maybe just a heavier grain, or mount an optic you can adjust if you're using it to hunt

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this rifle has no way to mount a scope to it. I am shooting 286gr bullets right now which is the highest there is data for

      How high is really high? You could possibly file down the rear sight if there's enough material there to work with

      8 inches high at 15 yards

      [...]
      You are too much of a sissy to be helped. Go and buy a variety of ammo and shoot it until you figure out a load and distance where the sights are on by yourself.

      commercial ammunition for this rifle has not been available for over 50 years.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >8 inches high at 15 yards
        Did you leave a "0" off your range there? Why would you attempt to zero your rifle's sights for 15 yards?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Did you not notice just how smart he is?

          I don't really want to file the front sight down.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Why would you attempt to zero your rifle's sights for 15 yards?
          I'm not OP, but when you check or adjust zero you start at a short distance so you're "on the paper" at 100 yards or whatever distance you plan on zeroing to. OP could easily have done that and found it off so badly he never bothered checking at a longer distance.

          >8 inches high at 15 yards
          There is no chance you can remediate this by changing powder charge. You need to change your sights somehow.
          Is this your first gun? Are you sure you are using the sights correctly?

          This.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >8 inches high at 15 yards
        There is no chance you can remediate this by changing powder charge. You need to change your sights somehow.
        Is this your first gun? Are you sure you are using the sights correctly?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Take a close-up picture of your sights, preferably lined up. I bet you're doing something wrong or they're extremely fricked up and you just don't know it.

          >using the sights correctly
          This is an embarrassing thing to admit to, but it's very likely the problem.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            bet you its something like this wheres hes doing it wrong + too close
            its not going to be this rearsightpicture but hes not doing it right

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Middle one is correct though

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                2 and 3 would be correct at different ranges

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                1 is also correct at longer ranges

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              What kind of moron makes sights that perfectly cradle the front sight and that's NOT the intended use?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >8 inches high at 15 yards
        In that case your best bet is to take it to a fuddsmith and get a quote for having him make/install a taller front sight post for you

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >8 inches high at 15 yards
        it's a very heavy and slow bullet, try it at 100m and 50m

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >100m and 50m
          >8 inches of deviation
          You've gotta be a noguns or a never shoots to say something like this.
          His sight would have to be zeroed at ~1000 yards to be 8 inches high at 15 yards with a bullet traveling 2000 ft/s which would be a SLOW 9.3x57.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you firing offhand or from a rest? How much does the rifle weigh? Barrel length?

        What velocity are you getting? I'd try loading it faster if you're not at max, going slower will probably make it hit even higher. Lighter bullets going faster can significantly bring down the POI at short ranges.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >8 inches high at 15 yards
        That's fine. It's a hunting rifle. Medium game has an 8 inch vital zone. What are you going to be hunting with that gun at 15 yards anyway?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't really want to file the front sight down.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How high is really high? You could possibly file down the rear sight if there's enough material there to work with

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Technically yes, although 8" at 15yds is a lot. If I were you I'd either look into old specifications for what I suspect is 9,3x57 or buying a new dovetail rear sight insert. NECG will likely have what you need and it's an easy install.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get a taller rear sight.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    aim lower

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