Sights to lower point of impact

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Sights to lower point of impact

Postby JKdriver » 29 Nov 2015 09

Good after all
I am an occasional visitor to the Rossi Rifleman Forum. I have a Rossi 92 (20 in) in both .45 Colt and .357/.38. I enjoy shooting both and even use the .45 Colt for deer hunting here in Ohio.
I recently was overcome with nostalgia and purchased a Rossi Ranch Hand in .45 Colt. My experience at the range (seems to be shared by others) is that it shoots high.
So I am asking for advice on replacement sights. I might also ask of a good place to order or in store purchase the sights. I would prefer sights designed for a Rossi or similar guns.
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Re: Sights to lower point of impact

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 29 Nov 2015 09

You'll need a taller front sight. Maybe a call to Steve at Steve's Gunz would solve the problem. He sell sights that fit the Rossi levers but i'm not sure about the RH.

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Re: Sights to lower point of impact

Postby uswajk » 30 May 2016 10

Please Help....I ordered a taller front sight from Steves gunz which was manufactured by Marbles. The sight is loose and would require JB weld or a shim to secure it in place. Also,this part really bugs me, there is a gap between the bottom of the sight and the barrel. After looking online, this seems to be a similar problem with skinner and Williams front sights.
Has anyone else had this problem? Has anyone found a front sight for the ranch hand that fits properly?

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Re: Sights to lower point of impact

Postby Donald » 30 May 2016 17

Mine's in .44 Magnum, but I find the factory sights work fine, so long as I have the bead in the bottom of the valley as shown below:
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Re: Sights to lower point of impact

Postby Steve-R » 30 May 2016 19

uswajk wrote:Please Help....I ordered a taller front sight from Steves gunz which was manufactured by Marbles. The sight is loose and would require JB weld or a shim to secure it in place. Also,this part really bugs me, there is a gap between the bottom of the sight and the barrel. After looking online, this seems to be a similar problem with skinner and Williams front sights.
Has anyone else had this problem? Has anyone found a front sight for the ranch hand that fits properly?

Thanks!

I have only 1 Skinner front sight. No problem with it. I have had several Williams sights, same story, no problems.

My guess is Rossi cut the dove tail too deep. I would just go with the epoxy. It's good stuff.
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Re: Sights to lower point of impact

Postby barracudadave67 » 31 May 2016 10

You Can also use shim stock to tighten sights in dove tails. I have don e that on some rifles I own. Also peening over the sides of the dove tail with a ball peen hammer will work also.
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Re: Sights to lower point of impact

Postby uswajk » 31 May 2016 12

I spoke with Marbles today and they said that Rossi manufactured two different size dovetails. Which would explain why some sights work and some do not. If you find yourself with the larger dove tail, skinner sights seem to be the only sight manufacturer that has one that fits.
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Re: Sights to lower point of impact

Postby uswajk » 31 May 2016 16

Well it seems that Steve from Stevesgunz's doesn't know as much as Marbles and Skinner Sights. Both Companies confirmed that Rossi made two different size dove tails and Skinner went so far as to making a sight for that gun. Not only did he refute what both other companies agreed upon, but refused to refund me the money for the sight which didn't fit without charging me a restocking fee. So not only did I pay for an item that doesn't work and pay shipping, he wanted me to pay shipping back and pay him for putting it back on the shelf.
I'm sure people have had good experience with Steve, but I assure you it's only when nothing went wrong with the transaction. You see what kind of a business person is when they have to stand behind their product.
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Re: Sights to lower point of impact

Postby Joe S. » 30 Oct 2016 20

Interesting...

I haven't had an issue with him either and all the sights i have ordered from him have fit well. i have ordered about 4 or 5 front/ rear sight combos...

Sorry to hear you have had a problem.

For what it is worth, I have read that the flat top rear sight, or the bolt mounted peep sight works to lower POI on the Ranch Hands.

I just ordered the latter. I hope it works.
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