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    Shooting to the left

    Hi all I finally got to the range with my new toy it is awesome first time shooting a garand and love it what iI notice is that I am off to the left on my target I'm only shooting at 50 yards which I know isn't far at all but I wanted to know what I should adjust to move to the right I would say I was about 6 inches to the left I did notice my front sight is not dead center it's a little more to the right and my rear sight is all the way to the last line can't go anymore left it's not in the center .all my shots are in a nice group though. Thanks in advance

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    Sounds like you have a wide-base front sight base-good. Center the rear sight. Now, using the proper sized allen wrench-I think it's 3/16"-SLIGHTLY loosen the front sight screw and move the front sight OPPOSITE the direction you want the group to move. Once you have it where you want it, tighten the front sight screw TIGHT! No need for locktite or any thing like it--just TIGHT. If the sight over-hangs the base a bit, no BFD. Of my 4 M1's, on 2 of them the front sight slightly over-hangs the base but it doesn't bother me and it's not noticible when sighting the rifle. What bothers ME is not having the rear sight centered. Hope this helps you some. Keep us posted.
    Jon

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      #3
      Just re-read your post. If the group is left of center and you moved the rear sight left, there's the problem. You don't know sighting 101. Move the REAR sight in the direction you want the group to move. Since it's hitting left of center, move the rear sight RIGHT. Sheesh
      Jon
      ps--some punctuation on your behalf would be nice. That's one long-azz, run-on sentence and we shouldn't have to decipher your message to answer. Annoying at the very least.
      Last edited by TJT; 03-02-2019, 06:29 PM.

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        #4
        I thought the rear sight was supposed to be in the center . I'll try it and see what happens . I hope that's a better post . thanks

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          #5
          Yes, the rear sight should be centered. Center it and move the front sight until it shoots on center with the rear sight centered. And, yes--this post is much better.
          Jon

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            #6
            Move front sight opposite direction

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              #7
              Look at your windage knob. The arrow points shows which way to move point of impact to the left. Turn windage knob opposite direction of arrow points to move the point of impact to right. Also shoot off a bench and use a sand bag as a rest. Do you shoot left hand? Lastly the front sight screw can be extremely tight, a drop of Kroll"s or WD40 will help. Make sure to use a good proper size allen wrench. The longer the allen wrench the better.
              Last edited by RDS; 03-02-2019, 10:31 PM.

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                #8
                Hi all thanks for all your help .I went back to the range today and was able to get on center after a few adjustments to the rear sight . What a great rifle ! Thanks again Stephen

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                  #9
                  Glad you got it figured out. Accurate shooting is a LOT more enjoyable.
                  Jon

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