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Old June 16, 2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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Bore Sight and Crooked Front Sight?

I just have to ask a probably silly question for those of you who are more knowledgeable than I in the realm of gunsmithing. I brought a Mini-14 in to my local gunsmith to have a Choate flash hider installed. Should have been a simple 30 minute job. When I went to pick it up the front sight (part of the flash hider) was very noticeably canted to the right about 5-10 degrees. When I asked, I was told that the rifle was bore sighted and the front sight had to be like that keep it on target.

This makes absolutely no sense to me. As far as I can tell, this flash hider should have no effect on accuracy, and the original front sight was installed at 12 o'clock, where it should be. So am I missing something, or should I start looking for a new smith?
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