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Old 02-02-2017, 09:49 AM
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If your handy you could also modify the rear aperture. Just remove it from rear sight base and file down the area that extends forward if the track. This will allow the aperture to sit lower and lower the POI.
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Old 02-02-2017, 05:54 PM
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Thanks. I'm going to pick up one of those taller sights.
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:10 PM
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I think you should go back to the range and do some shooting. You need to find out just how far off you are. I suggested modifying the rear sight aperture because that's free if you have the tools and is not uncommon. However, if you are really shooting 8" high you need a front sight that is approx .064" higher than what you have. Standard height is .567 so you would need a height of .631 or greater.
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:14 PM
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I figured it might be better to spend the money on a new sight rather than permanently modify anything. I've shot this rifle many times over the past few years, but I kept most of the shooting to 50 yards so was never an issue. But it always shot high at 100 yards... I could try having somebody else take a shot with it at 100 yards and make sure it isn't just me somehow.
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:50 PM
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IMHO, I agree with you about not permanently altering the rifle, I am always hesitant to do that as well. The new higher front sight is not all that expensive and is described as a "Tanker" style sight which is higher than a normal sight.

If it doesn't work out you can always resell it in the classified section. If you have any questions about it, call LRB, Windy City, Fulton or SAI directly. I can only think that they will help you before you spend any money or alter your rifle.

HTH.
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:35 PM
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This.

Go here: M14 Forum

See post #8 for a picture.
I have personally done the modification as described in post #8 and it's not difficult to do. It does bring the rear sight down lower. This is not, as all may be aware, an uncommon problem on commercially produced M-14 receivers. Either way, change to a taller front sight or modify the rear sight aperture/base and it should solve the problem.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:54 PM
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I figured it might be better to spend the money on a new sight rather than permanently modify anything.
Buy another aperture and modify it. Save the old one.
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:48 AM
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Buy another aperture and modify it. Save the old one.
A good idea as well...
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:15 AM
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A good idea as well...
Rear sight removal/installation isn't too bad a job and you can lube it while you have it apart. This video is about the M14 but the sights are the same:

Remove: YouTube
Install: YouTube
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:41 AM
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If your point of aim point of impact is good at 50 yards.
Your center of your group should only be a tad high at 100 yards.
I think there is something flawed in your testing.
Try shooting prone with a sling and support your arm with a sand bag. Do not support the rifle.
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