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Old 06-05-2010, 03:59 PM
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Default Sighting in my M1 Garand

I got a new M1 Garand and I was wandering, how do I sight in my M1 Garand?
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:46 PM
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I sight-in/zero my Garands at 100 yrds. Front sight - centered. Windage - center position. Elevation, go all the way down, then come up 10-12 clicks. Test shot or two. If left/right way off, may have to adjust front sight with 3/16 allen wrench. Adjust elavation up or down as needed, and test .
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:06 PM
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If you use a front rest make sure it is behind the sling swivel on the stock and not resting on the front hand guard. Other than that Craftsman is spot-on.
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:08 PM
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Ahh, Google can be your friend. Type in "sight in my M1 Garand" and you get:

http://www.fulton-armory.com/sighting_in.htm

http://www.agarms.com/index.php?opti...=92&Itemid=111

And then, there is this:
http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=18169

There is more but it is kind of like someone telling you what is in your Christmas present before you start ripping the paper off!
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:48 PM
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true or false? you sight in at 25yds your almost dead on at 100yds?
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:58 PM
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I got a new M1 Garand and I was wandering, how do I sight in my M1 Garand?
- to what has already been said I would add - maintaining a good Sight Picture is critical to repeatabiliity (good tight groups).
http://www.thecmp.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8776&highlight=rifle+training+sig ht+picture&page=2
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:53 PM
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I got a new M1 Garand and I was wandering, how do I sight in my M1 Garand?
A lot of good advice in this CMP forum, but a question or two:
1. What kind of 'sight' arrangements are you familiar with already (i.e. military type 'peep' sights)?
2. If not, the "sight picture" advice is important.
3. My M1 came to me with 'loose' rear sights and I had to tighten them up.
Make sure you have proper (rear) sight tension.
I found (as stated here) that 8 - 10 clicks up on elevation was good at 100 yds. Fortunately, my windage was good at '0' in low wind.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:30 PM
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true or false? you sight in at 25yds your almost dead on at 100yds?
Generally, right on at 25 will give you about 2" high at 100 and about right on at 200.

Just remember, all generalizations are wrong!

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Old 06-06-2010, 02:02 AM
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A lot of good advice in this CMP forum, but a question or two:
1. What kind of 'sight' arrangements are you familiar with already (i.e. military type 'peep' sights)?
2. If not, the "sight picture" advice is important.
3. My M1 came to me with 'loose' rear sights and I had to tighten them up.
Make sure you have proper (rear) sight tension.
I found (as stated here) that 8 - 10 clicks up on elevation was good at 100 yds. Fortunately, my windage was good at '0' in low wind.
i got the military sights and they aren't loose
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:09 AM
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I sight-in/zero my Garands at 100 yrds. Front sight - centered. Windage - center position. Elevation, go all the way down, then come up 10-12 clicks. Test shot or two. If left/right way off, may have to adjust front sight with 3/16 allen wrench. Adjust elavation up or down as needed, and test .
Is there an instructional video on this site? I do better with a visual reference.
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