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Posted: 10/19/2003 9:45:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2003 10:19:17 PM EDT by SaranWrap]
How do you turn the front sight post without a special tool or marking up the finish?
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 10:19:32 PM EDT
The tools should be about $5 dollars and makes it hard to scratch anything. You can also use a FMJ bullet. Just be careful. The finish on your sight post should be really hard to scratch anyway...
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 10:34:25 PM EDT
Needle-nosed pliers and a double layer of kleenex.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 5:03:24 AM EDT
The little tool that Bushamster, Brownells, or Tapco sells. Makes things much simpler and quicker. Monty
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 5:24:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SaranWrap: How do you turn the front sight post without a special tool or marking up the finish? [/quote The only way, and I mean the only way is (if you have a square post that is) is to make a "socket wrench" out of a piece of plastic rod like an old toothbrush handle. This can be done with a wooden dowel as well. First flatten the end and slim the sides so it fits between the sight's protective ears, then drill a 1/16" hole in the center. I then use a square Swiss Needle File (secured in a vice) to plunge into the round 1/16" hole making it square until it fits onto the top portion of the front sight post (like a socket wrench). If you have a spare front sight, you can heat it up with a torch and "burn" the square shape into a (wood dowel) round hole as well.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 9:10:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2003 9:12:30 AM EDT by _DR]
Originally Posted By mcgrubbs: The little tool that Bushamster, Brownells, or Tapco sells. Makes things much simpler and quicker. Monty
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If you buy the BusHamster tool, make sure you keep it fed and change the wood chips out in its cage once a week. ;-)
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 11:38:54 AM EDT
Buy the tool. I got REALLY tired of d*cking around with trying to turn it with punches. My front sight post was a little on the stiff side, but nontheless the tool makes it incredibily easy. And it's not as hard to nick the finish on the front post as you may think.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 3:13:59 PM EDT
.....with the tip of a round....it's a WEAPON meant to be used and if you keep worrying about getting a scratch on it you'll never learn how to use it.....it's not a Bentley
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 5:01:29 PM EDT
It isn't so much not scratching the rifle as it is just being easier.... I have used the round tip and it sucks as far as trying to turn the site post. The tool is cheap, it is easy and it doesn't scratch..... The site tool hands down for me..... Good Luck..
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 7:18:02 PM EDT
the front sight post should only be moved one time. after you zero the weapon you shouldn't have to move it again. If you have to buy a damn tool to move the front sight post you will never make it with this weapon in the field.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 7:40:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 7:41:15 PM EDT by _DR]
It maybe just me, but I find the FMJ round works a bit better than the tool. Maybe I have a bad tool or it's just all those times zeroing on Army ranges and never having seen a special tool to adjust the front sight. Nothing against it, just don't like the tool.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 8:31:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 8:32:52 PM EDT by wyv3rn]
Originally Posted By M199: .....with the tip of a round....it's a WEAPON meant to be used and if you keep worrying about getting a scratch on it you'll never learn how to use it.....it's not a Bentley
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Agreed, except for when you are talking about sights. The TM specifically says that the front sight post must remain dark and have a solid finish. Anyone who has tried to use iron sights in the daylight with a front post that has no finish knows exactly what I am talking about. I do agree that the tip of an FMJ round works nicely.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 8:46:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 8:47:21 PM EDT by RBPRECISION]
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