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Old October 19, 2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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Worst Kentucky Windage Contest: Enter Here!

[I] do not currently have a bad one (although my Ruger .44 Special Sheriff's requires me to hold about 6" low at 25 yards), but who of you have a revolver that requires some serious "Kentucky Windage" to hit anything with? Tell your story and enter below!
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Old October 19, 2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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I have a pump 1907 Winchester 22lr- Long & shorts. It is dead accurate with the poi slightly to the left of front sight blade.
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Old October 19, 2013, 04:22 PM   #3
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I don't do Kentucky Windage. I sight in my guns to hit where I aim.

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Old October 19, 2013, 04:28 PM   #4
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I once had a .22 that just about shot around corners.
Even at a mere 20 yards, I had to aim the danged thing about six inches to the right.
To adjust the rear sight for that would have required hanging it off the gun.
If I weren't so honest, it would have made the perfect gun for winning bets.
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Old October 19, 2013, 05:02 PM   #5
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I have a S&W 4th model top break in 32 S&W, that shoots 6" to the right of POA at 10 feet.
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Old October 21, 2013, 11:36 AM   #6
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At one time I bought a H & R 929 "Sidekick" - 6" barrel (.22). I got it frome a LGS - it was like new - a widow had sold it to them. I thought it might be a nice pistol to teach my wife how to shoot. WRONG! I took it out - ran several brands of ammo through it and that durn thing shot so low you could plow with it. I checked it over and even had a good gunsmith look at it - he couldn't figure out what was wrong and he got the same results. I had to literally aim at the top of the back stop to even come close to the target - and I mean "close" - not on it. I ended up trading it back in to the LGS and I told them how it shot - they still took it in. I really was disappointed in it as it was a rugged little pistol and I liked it - I've never heard anyone complain about theres either. I'd buy another one if the chance came along at the right price - but I'd sure check the serial # first to make sure I wasn't getting the one I had.

I've shot mainly SA BP - "51 Colts - and I'm used to using a little Kentucky windage - even on some of my muzzleloaders. But that H & R had me baffled - I didn't know wheter to use it to plow before we planted, use it for a wheelwright or get rid of it. It all worked out though - I finally bought a vintage Super Bearcat - the wife loves it.
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Old October 21, 2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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My Davis .22 derringer shoots wherever it pleases.
It's also been know to throw rounds sideways.
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Old October 22, 2013, 05:43 AM   #8
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Almost forgot, about a 38 Iver Johnson. I haven't been able to figure out where its shooting at yet. It's diffidently not straight. I would check it out more, but hid it two years ago, and can't find it. Looked several times. Seems like a remember thinking, if I ever forget I'll find it when I move.
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Old October 22, 2013, 12:08 PM   #9
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I don't do Kentucky Windage. I sight in my guns to hit where I aim.
+100. Worst I ever had was 4" left on an original Vaquero at 25Y. It is now shooting straight with a little help from a local gunsmith. So won't be winning this contest .



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requires me to hold about 6" low at 25 yards
My Sheriff .44Spec also shoots high at 25Y with 240g SWC. I had to add some JB Weld to my front sight to get it 'down'.

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Old October 22, 2013, 02:18 PM   #10
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This may sound like a foolish question, but why do ya'll tolerate a gun won't hit what you're aiming for?

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Old October 22, 2013, 06:29 PM   #11
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It adds to the challenge.
I gave mine to an old fellow who collected guns, but didn't shoot them.
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Old October 22, 2013, 07:01 PM   #12
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I had an Iver Johnson M1 carbine that would hang rounds well off to the left. I tore it down and found a bent barrel. Yeah, that'll do it.

After stuffing a Criterion barrel in the gun it ran straight and true.
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Old October 23, 2013, 02:18 AM   #13
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This may sound like a foolish question, but why do ya'll tolerate a gun won't hit what you're aiming for
In my case - because it's more of a toy/novelty than anything else.
Plus, it was a gift from my wife.

Even with the mystery of where it's going to send a bullet,,it's still a real hoot to shoot.

Other than that - I tend to agree that a gun that doesn't shoot to where you expect it to is pretty useless - possibly dangerous too.

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Old October 23, 2013, 04:43 AM   #14
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This may sound like a foolish question, but why do ya'll tolerate a gun won't hit what you're aiming for?
It's..... a security measure???
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Old October 23, 2013, 08:46 AM   #15
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My Hawes Western Sherrif shoots way off,,,

From a rest at 25 yards it will hold a 4" to 6" group,,,
Unfortunately that group is about 10" low,,,
And 5" to the right.

I can file the front blade to correct the elevation,,,
I have no idea how to correct the windage.

I thought about tapping the blade and bending it a bit,,,
But that's not really something I want to try myself.

Any suggestions?

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Old October 23, 2013, 09:02 AM   #16
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The rule is to move the front sight in the opposite direct you want to move your group. So you want to move you groups to the left, therefore move you front sight to the right.

This can be done by rotating your barrel in the frame, if you don't feel capable of doing this, take a sample target and your gun to your gunsmith for correction.

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Old October 23, 2013, 12:16 PM   #17
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Well, I get mine sighted in via Munden Enterprises . Works good for me. And he does his barrel turning at the range to make it just right. You can even send a box of the 'ammo' you are going to shoot in it, if desired (as you know know different loads make a difference) . Only works on Colt SAA, Colt Scout, Ruger Vaqueros (medium or large frame), and Old Army revolvers I believe.
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Old October 25, 2013, 08:48 AM   #18
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How many smiths still work for Munden Enterprises? Bob sadly died a while back. I don't know how much work he did himself. Edit: I looked at the site, and apparently they're catching up and beginning to offer some of the work that Bob used to offer.
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Old October 25, 2013, 08:54 AM   #19
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My Beretta Tomcat hits 12" low at 15 yards but is dead on at half that range. Maybe this is normal for a 32acp pocket pistol with a barrel of less than 2". If so, let me know.
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Old October 25, 2013, 11:41 AM   #20
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How many smiths still work for Munden Enterprises? Bob sadly died a while back. I don't know how much work he did himself. Edit: I looked at the site, and apparently they're catching up and beginning to offer some of the work that Bob used to offer.
Just one smith... Bob did 'all' of the work himself up until a year or two before he died. Never did have a 'bunch' of smiths working for him. Jeff worked with Bob to carry on the business after Bob realized he wasn't going to be around. Jeff really does a fine job and is very meticulous about his work and really enjoys it. He learned a lot from Bob. Jeff has caught up, so turn around time right now is good. I know he had several guns show up again this week. They came in when he was finishing up an action job on my original Vaquero on Monday.
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