View Full Version : Shooting way high

John Culver
April 03, 2002, 17:48
I recently rebarelled my FAL (STG-58)...The barrel was slightly out of time (around 5 degrees) so I carefully filed the shoulder of the barell down by about .001" It now seems to be in time fine and headspace is great. It, however, shoots VERY high, would this possibly be due to a not perfectly flat file job on the barell shoulder?

April 03, 2002, 17:57
What type of rear sight is it? STG, Inch or Izzie? How many dots on the front sight?

John Culver
April 03, 2002, 18:04
Rear is STG
front is also STG but even when adjusted all the way up (out of threads) it still shoots high.

I had purchased a STG-58 front-end from DSA..and thats what is on it now.

April 03, 2002, 18:42
You need a different front sight. Look closely at the "flange" on the front sight (where the numbers are stamped) and there will be some dots. The number of dots corresponds to the height of the front sight post.

Most common I've seen is the "two dot" - if that's what you've got you'll need a three or four dot model.

John Culver
April 03, 2002, 19:09
Do you a source where I can get them?

April 03, 2002, 21:58
How high is "very" high?

Point of impact will move one inch at 100 yards per .006" movement of the sight.

John Culver
April 03, 2002, 22:06
over 8"..so yah its quite a bit off

April 03, 2002, 23:45
The rear sight IS all the way back, isn't it?


John Culver
April 04, 2002, 00:00
Yes sir, that was the first thing I checked

Derby FALs
April 05, 2002, 01:12
Did the old barrel have open ears? Did the sight adjust the same way? Same length barrel?

John Culver
April 05, 2002, 01:20
Same barrel length (21) closed ears, site adjusted the same,
Is it possible that the barell is slightly bent?

April 05, 2002, 10:22
gunthings (http://www.gunthings.com)

should have them.