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SIGHT ALIGNMENT

SIGHT ALIGNMENT




      

SIGHT ALIGNMENT




SIGHT ALIGNMENT—I have a Remington No. 3 Target grade rifle, .22 caliber but I cannot do good work with the sights that are on it; I would like to get a peep sight. Which is the best—Lyman or Marble? Are these sights hard to get into alignment? What size of bead front sight should I get, or could I use the front sight that is now on? At what distance should I target it when fitting the sights? I want it for hunting purposes.

I don’t think it will make any difference which one you get, I consider them equally good, and there is very little difference in them. The sights are easily fitted to the rifle. You put the peep sight on and get it in line with the other two sights, then remove the rear barrel sight, and fit a blank, or a folding sight that will not interfere with the use of the peep sight. If necessary you can place strips of paper under the base of the peep sight on one side or the other to bring it into line. Use the medium size bead front sight. I am not sure what front sight is furnished on this rifle but believe it is a plain steel blade, quite thick. If so you cannot use it with the peep sight. Regarding the distance you target it at—about thirty-five yards with the .22 Long Rifle cartridge is about right. Change the elevation until you get it right and mark it. That will give you a point blank range of forty or forty-five yards on targets the size of a squirrel’s head. Shoot at longer distances also, and when you get the elevation right for these, mark the stem of the sight in a way that will show what distances the marks are for. You will use the thirty-five yard sighting most, and you will find the large aperture best for nearly all shooting.

Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.

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