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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Klugification

I had taken the rifle I have in mind to install peep sights to the range a couple of months ago. It shot to the right.


So clearly I needed to adjust the front sight by moving it to the right. (I had forgotten to bring the tools I would need to the range.)

First I wanted to see if I could replicate the determination that the sight was off. I had one of these laying around,


So I broke off the pocket clip (the only thing I ever use it for is a cat toy, so I don't need the clip) and filed the stub flush. That was easy to do because the pocket clip was made of plastic. I then took piece of welding rod and taped that over the control button with packing tape- instant steady on.

I removed the bolt from the rifle and slid the pointer down into the chamber. With a little bit of fiddling, I was able to get the beam to shine down the bore. I then wiggled it around so that I could see where it started to bounce off the side of the bore and where it was a strong dot. It worked.

Next, I held the rifle up to the sighting position. Sure enough, the laser's dot was to the right of the sight picture. I laid the rifle flush, laid the side of the largest allen wrench that I have alongside the sight base and tapped it. Didn't take much to move the sight a tad.

Now the sights are pretty much aligned with the laser's dot. And if I have to take the front sight off to install a higher blade, I'll have an idea of where to get it back to. The only thing I'm not thrilled about is that the rear peep sight has to be mounted above the chamber. M-N bolt handles are in front of the receiver bridge (unlike Mausers) and the bridge is split to allow the handle to move to the rear when cycling the action. So there is no good place to mount a receiver sight other than where the rear sight originally was.

If this all works, then after the rifle is sighted in, I may spring for a bent bolt body.

3 comments:

Tim said...

see that's why I use grenades...

Bridget Magnus said...

A little electrical tape and you've got a nice red-dot sight! Not recommended for cat entertainment, of course.

Comrade Misfit said...

The barrel on that rifle is 28" long, so if they are close enough for a laser sight, I probably could touch them with the muzzle.