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Posted: 10/28/2001 12:19:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2001 12:37:41 PM EDT by Matt_S]
Okay guys,

My M48 shoots really nice tight 100 yard groups about 6 inches high, and about 6 inches to the right. Since the min setting for the rear sight is 200 yards, I am not worried about the elevation, but is there any way at all to adjust for windage on a Mauser without just having to hold a little to the left?
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 3:10:58 PM EDT
In theory, you should be able to move the front sight in its dovetail. I’d think making an adjustment this fine would be very difficult.

If it was me, I’d probably just file a little bit off the left side of the front sight.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 4:22:39 PM EDT
The front sight will slide in it's dovetail. When you get it where you want it, peen it in place. I have found that an el-cheapo SKS front sight tool will work on the Mauser front sight.

Link Posted: 10/28/2001 8:27:55 PM EDT
Thank you gentlemen.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 11:41:51 PM EDT
Get a mojo sight. I did and it rocks. Do a search for my old post about it. Few days ago
Link Posted: 10/29/2001 10:02:53 AM EDT
Re: my earlier suggestion about filing the front sight to change the windage.

It occurs to me that this would work if the sight a post type (patridge?) like most handguns. However, all Mauser 98 front sights that I’ve seen are triangular – filing on one side of them would change both the windage and the elevation.

Maybe not such a great idea after all!

Incidentally, Brownells had a post type Mauser front sight that might fit your rifle. The sight is oversize; you could auger it down to anything you wanted.
Link Posted: 10/29/2001 10:08:43 AM EDT
Nearly all Mausers will shoot high by design. If you ever see a real manual on the 98, the correct sight picture is to hold 6 O"clock, " at the feet of target "at longer ranges.
Link Posted: 10/29/2001 12:03:40 PM EDT
The MOJO is great. I put one on my M-48 and you can zero for 100 yards plus be able to adjust windage with the rear sight. At about $35 its worth every penny. Brownell's sells them or you can buy direct from MOJO. If you don't want the MOJO, Brownells also sells a higher front sight for mausers that will bring POI down so that you can zero at 100.


Link Posted: 10/29/2001 3:30:35 PM EDT
Thanks guys, I was really more concerned about the windage. I will zero it at 200 yards, once I get the windage correct.

I was wanting to shoot it in an obsolete bolt action rifle match coming up in December.
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