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Old October 10, 2010, 06:57 AM   #1
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shooting the ruger old army

I drag the ruger with me yesterday to the range came up with a outstanding load
Triple 777 35 Gr. a wonder wad and a grease cookie top of ball ( 60/40 mix beeswax,lard no salt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil)
The target 20 yards 6 shots maybe a 1 1/2" one hole group : but high just breaking the top of the black on the bullseye between 11 and 12 o'clock
I find the father I shoot it 50 yards I run out of the rear sight adjustment to try to lower the rear sight .she still shoot high
I have to say the gun can shoot
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Old October 10, 2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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congrats,they do shoot
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Old October 10, 2010, 10:28 AM   #3
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Your sight adjustment problem is typical with the ROA if you use anything hotter than a basic mild ball load. I first encountered the problem years ago when I tried conical bullets in my ROA. My simple fix was to get a taller front sight blade from Ruger. Some folks think the higher front sight is unsightly and opt for lowering the rear sight.
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Old October 10, 2010, 10:46 AM   #4
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Yup, I'm one of those rear sight lowering kind of guys.

On the left, a factory original rear sight blade. On the right, a rear sight blade where the top and the notch have been filed down 1/16".



The modified rear sight blade sitting on top of a factory un-modified one. If you don't like the result then it'll only cost you $2.99 for a new Rear Sight Blade.



This solution gave me more than enough room to adjust for the issue of my ROA shooting high at 25 yards.

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Old October 10, 2010, 10:57 AM   #5
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I would like to change the front sight but as far as i can see it is not pinned
or is it?
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Old October 10, 2010, 12:17 PM   #6
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Mine was pinned. Have you looked under magnification?
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Old October 10, 2010, 12:19 PM   #7
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ClemBert,
You make it look so easy, next time I'll try it your way.
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Old October 10, 2010, 01:01 PM   #8
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Does the adjustment screw need to be thinned down too?
I've had to thin the top of the elevation screw on another Ruger (not an Old Army) before though...
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Old October 10, 2010, 04:11 PM   #9
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In a different way

On mine I had to remove the adjustment screw and take some off the bottom. The screw was slightly long and bottomed out before the sight got to its lowest point.
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Old October 10, 2010, 06:03 PM   #10
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I did look at the option I could remove the complete rear sight and grind down the base of it were it con tacks the frame above the hammer.
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Old October 16, 2010, 12:36 PM   #11
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I too have filed the rear sight on my Rugers to get a bit more adjustability. I think it beats the heck out of fooling around with the front sight.
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