ALIGNMENT OF SIGHTS
If the arm shoots high or low, it is a simple matter to correct that with the usual adjustable sights. Bear in mind, however, that the rifle should shoot higher with the rest than it would when the barrel touched nothing. After the sights are properly aligned with a rest, a few shots in the off-hand will give the correct elevation for that style of shooting.
Should the rifle shoot to one side or the other, first see that the front sight is exactly over the center of bore, after which do not touch it again but turn your attention to the rear sight for the correction of further errors. If the rifle is shooting to the left move the rear sight to the right, and vice versa. Usually such sight can be moved in its slot, the slightest movement probably being sufficient. When you get it right be sure the sight is tight enough not to be moved by any accidental jar.
If the Lyman or other tang sight doesn't shoot to center place a piece of paper under one side and cant the sight over in the direction you wish the bullets to go. Of course if the sight has a wind gauge, that can be moved the most readily, but as a rule adjust correctly in the first place without the use of the gauge, and then it will be easier to read windage from zero afterwards.
Askins, Charles. Rifles and Rifle Shooting. New York: Outing, 1912. Print.
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