R92 Shooting Way Too High

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R92 Shooting Way Too High

Postby Gaius » 19 May 2017 09

A friend of mine has an R92 45LC which at 50 yards shoots way too high, say 8 to 10 inches from a bench rest. I fired it as well with the same results. There is no more adjustment left in the rear sight to compensate. Any thoughts? FWIW, my 92 in .38 is right on at 50.
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Re: R92 Shooting Way Too High

Postby Gaius » 19 May 2017 10

As a quick follow up question, would a Marples Tang Sight solve the problem?
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Re: R92 Shooting Way Too High

Postby GRV01 » 19 May 2017 11

Need more info

Bullet weight? Factory or handload? Barrel length?

My prediction is that youre firing light for caliber out of a 16"
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Re: R92 Shooting Way Too High

Postby GasGuzzler » 19 May 2017 12

Front sight aftermarket or filed down?
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Re: R92 Shooting Way Too High

Postby Gaius » 19 May 2017 14

He is firing a factory 200 grain Cowboy Action Load flat point out of a 16 inch barrel. Factory front and rear sights.
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Re: R92 Shooting Way Too High

Postby GRV01 » 19 May 2017 15

Gaius wrote:He is firing a factory 200 grain Cowboy Action Load flat point out of a 16 inch barrel. Factory front and rear sights.


yeap, a change of sights and/or a heavier bullet (250+) would probably bring POI down
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Re: R92 Shooting Way Too High

Postby exdetsgt » 19 May 2017 21

Is "He" coming from a pistol-shooting background where you line up the front sight level with the top line of the rear sight? I did that initially (shot way high) until a range master showed me how to use sights on an M92.
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Re: R92 Shooting Way Too High

Postby HarryAlonzo » 19 May 2017 23

And how do you use the sights on an M92?
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Re: R92 Shooting Way Too High

Postby exdetsgt » 19 May 2017 23

I believe you put the front sight at the bottom of the rear sight's "V".
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Re: R92 Shooting Way Too High

Postby Archer » 20 May 2017 03

A buckhorn sight is essentially a standard notch rear with a set of wings on the sides.
Typically the U notch is about the same size as the bead when you are sighting the target.
You line the bead up with the target and the u notch for moderate ranges.

You CAN use the wings for alignment at longer ranges centering the bead between the points or between the wings at the halfway point IF you are pushing the range. With a little practice you can figure out what the gun and ammo combination will do but it will take some effort on your part. Not as easy as adjusting a ladder sight or a tang aperture but effective just the same.
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