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Posted: 3/12/2005 10:58:20 PM EST
I have my irons zeroed in but the rear sight needs to be lower because the bullet is hitting a few inches above the front sight but the rear sight cannot go any lower. Is there any way I can raise the front sight up so the bullet will hit exactly where it is? Instead of having to aim a few inches low everytime
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 11:00:20 PM EST
Turn it counterclockwise. One click or 1/4 turn is 1/4 inch at 25 yards. Press the detent and spin with a ballpoint pen, bullet, or similar.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 11:18:29 PM EST
yes.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 3:17:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:56:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 7:58:39 PM EST by WeirdGuy]
Yes, he is asking about the front sight. If you go to the information/guides section of this website there is instructions for sighting in your rifle. You set the rear iron sights down to 300 yards, set up a target at 25 yards, and you then adjust the front sight for elevation. The front post has a spring loaded pin holding the front sight from spinning up and down. Push that pin in and turn the front post. When that is done and the rifle is shooting on target, you are zeroed and the rest of the elevation settings on the rear sight should be accurate automatically.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:15:17 PM EST
You can also buy a longer front sight post if needed. Bushmaster and others have these.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:02:19 PM EST
yes
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:22:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 9:24:19 AM EST by Big_Bear]
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:44:43 AM EST
I purchased key ring tools for the 4 an 5 detent AR sights from DPMS. These tools are great. Using a bullet to adjust the ft. sight is a pain. DPMS sells the taller sight too, but I bet bushy is cheaper.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:52:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 9:53:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:
Try another zeroing method. The USMC 300 meter battlesight zero will bottom out your rear elevation wheel at 8/3 minus 3 clicks... or the improved battlesight zero will bottom out your rear elevation wheel at 8/3 minus 2 clicks. The latter method is most recommended. Both methods allow you to zero at 100 yards, 50 yards, etc. adjusting the front sight post using live ammo.

ETA: groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/zeroingmethods.msnw



Flush front sight post...

I miss those days
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:31:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By wildearp:
I purchased key ring tools for the 4 an 5 detent AR sights from DPMS. These tools are great. Using a bullet to adjust the ft. sight is a pain. DPMS sells the taller sight too, but I bet bushy is cheaper.



+1

get a tool made for that purpose, adjusting without one sux
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:46:30 PM EST
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