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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Having a Problem Sighting In A Revolver

I'm trying to sight in a Dan Wesson .357, and getting decent groups for just starting out, about 3" at 25 yards. The group is about 6" high whne I have the front blade on the bottom of a 3" circle, and I have the rear sight bottomed out. 50 yards seems about 6" high too, but the group really opens up (I know thats me and not the gun). Should I be using a different sight picture or do I need to buy a taller front sight? I really would like to shoot open sights out to 50 yards. Any insight would be appreciated. DE has a dedicated handgun season I'd like to be ready for next wwinter.
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Re: Having a Problem Sighting In A Revolver

Back up and shoot at 10-15 yards. If you are on then it is your sight picture. If you are off get some rear leaf kits or different front sights.
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Are you shooting off a rest?
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Are you shooting off a rest?
Loosely, I'm using a piece of 4 x 4 to approximate as I intend to shoot off of a treestand rail. kind of have my hands and just a bid of gun on the rest.
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If your gun is touching wood, it can send the bullet off track.




When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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If your gun is touching wood, it can send the bullet off track.
Is it OK to have my forearms or wrists on a rest? I can't imagine shooting 50 yards free hand, at least yet.
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Your hands or arms is fine but no part of the gun should touch wood.




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Thank John, once it cools down again I'll try that out.
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Let us know how you make out.




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Re: Having a Problem Sighting In A Revolver

from your post, I'm led to believe that you are using the "full sight"....Top of the front sight even with the top of the rear notch and also using the "6-o'clock" hold.

If that is the case, you may want to try the "fine sight" sight picture......Bury the front blade in the rear notch and still use your 6 o'clock hold. You should just see the very top of the front blade....A mere sliver.

for target work, I believe that the fine sight is slightly more accurate. However, I personally prefer the full sight with the top of my front blade resting on the bull......I want that bullet to hit right on top of the blade.

Anyhow, If you are currently using the fine sight picture, You will need to install a higher front sight.

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