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USCG
June 10, 2009, 12:18 AM
I purchased a mosin-nagant at one of the local gun shops and for some reason the first time that I took it out, at 50yds. it shoots almost 20in. high. I assume the front site post is too short, but I don't know how i can remedy this...

OldShooter
June 10, 2009, 05:57 AM
That thing will shoot somewhat high at 50 yards anyway, but not that high. Get a piece of small diameter shrink wrap tubing and stick it on the front post. Trim as needed get zeroed in.

USCG
June 10, 2009, 11:27 AM
Thank you I'll try that, i was thinking about soldering a small piece of wire on or something like that, but I don't know if the solder would hold...

bhannah
June 10, 2009, 10:23 PM
Is the 20" a guess or are your targets 4'x8'. But yea 20 " at 50 yards is way high.

MagnumWill
June 11, 2009, 01:06 AM
that's awful high, but they do that, man. I have three. If i'm popping milk jugs with them at 30 yards, I need to practically aim at the bench they're sitting on. Those guns are made to reach out there! you see how high that rear sight goes :p :D

USCG
June 11, 2009, 07:12 AM
i was using an approx 2'x3' piece of plywood at 50 yards and i had to aim about 10" below the wood to hit the middle, so it might even be more than 20"

jon_in_wv
June 11, 2009, 08:05 AM
Mosins are typical of battle rifles of the era and they are battle zeroed for 300 meters. They will shoot high at any range inside of that. Also what type and weight of ammo you are using will also impact its zero. I read an article about replacing the front sight with a taller one made of a thick wire. I'll find a link for you.



Here it is.

http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting/mosinfrontsight/index.asp