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Old 08-27-2018, 09:39 PM
colemanw colemanw is offline
 
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Default MkI 1903 shooting 2' too high.

A friend came to me with his 1903 saying it shot high. Tonight I had a chance to put 3 rounds of HXP72 through it from the bench at 100 yards and sure enough it shot 2 feet high. The crown is good, bore is good.. Don't see anything out of the ordinary..

Is it just the nature of the beast?

Would an 03A3 front blade correct it?

Thanks.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:49 PM
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Was the ladder sight being used as it is graduated or was the shooting being done by using the battle sight with the ladder sight folded forward?

Are the front and rear action screws tight and what sort of condition is the stock itself in?
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:24 PM
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If shot with the battle sight ( ladder flat ) these were zeroed for over 500 yards. Have to fold the ladder up and use the lower sight settings.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:24 AM
colemanw colemanw is offline
 
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i only shoot A3s lol. this was shot with the battle sight,

thanks folks

out of curiosity, would an A3 front blade line it up close for 1-200 yards?
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:34 AM
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If it shoots high get a higher front sight blade.....simple. Good Shooting. ..
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:15 AM
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I have a 5 page pdf on using the M1903 read sight that is pretty good at explaining the various options of the sight.

I'd be happy to email it to anyone who wants it.
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:50 PM
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battle sights aren't good for accuracy, flip up the ladder and use the peep. That's how I shoot all of my 03s and 17s for that matter if I'm at 50 or 100 yds.
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:10 PM
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Still, the dif been battle sight and 200 on the ladder shouldn't be two feet at 100 yards...
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:08 PM
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Quote:
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i only shoot A3s lol. this was shot with the battle sight,

thanks folks

out of curiosity, would an A3 front blade line it up close for 1-200 yards?
A3 blade will not fit. The rifle is shooting as it was designed, flip up the sight, align the proper yardage marks and use the peep. If you mess with the front sight in attempt to zero the rifle at 100 yards using the battle sight, then all of the leaf graduations will be "way" off. Also keep in mind that they used 6 "o" clock hold on 10" black center which places poi 5" high, so it's only actually only shooting 19" high. That's if you want itto shoot as it was originally designed/ targeted......

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Old 08-29-2018, 10:20 PM
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How did it group? Seriously, if it grouped good then you could probably eliminate everything but the sights. With that I’d say that there was probably something wrong with the sights or how you are using them. Best of luck.
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