View Full Version : Rear sight is loose

April 09, 2002, 21:41
Can you tighten the rear site. Mine has some side play, could this be the source of accuracy problems noted by some people?

Sgt Rock
April 09, 2002, 23:09
These are battle rifle sights and as such are not designed for pinpoint accuracy. However they can be tightened. Be careful though because they are hard and don't bend easily. If you heat it up it will bend easily but go slowly. Anytime you take the play out of a sight you improve it's use. HTH

Upside Down @ 100 MPH
April 09, 2002, 23:50
I tightened up the one on my Imbel yesterday. It was loose as a goose. I laid a shop towel over the jaws on my vise, placed the site in there and squeezed it gently on it's sides. it took a few tries to get it just right. It did fine without heating. It's pretty snug now. This thing might start shooting like an M1A now :D

[ April 10, 2002: Message edited by: Upside Down @ 100 MPH ]