I agree with Kraig on very short range zeros with different bullets. Having shot bullet weights from 147 up through 190 grains from Garands at short range (under 200 yards), at most, a 1 click/MOA difference in elevation was needed to zero each.
Meanwhile, back to that fore end wood pushing up on the barrel. It'll push up between the receiver and lower band. As both are held in position mechanically, pushing up on the barrel between them causes that part of the barrel to bow upwards a tiny bit. That makes the muzzle axis point down a bit more. Go figure.
Orlando, if the barrel gets pushed up, doesn't the front sight go up with it? A simple "yes" or "no" answer will suffice; thanks.
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Last edited by Bart B.; May 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM.