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June 21, 2009, 21:35
My garand is consistently shooting 8 inches low( at 100yds) with the rear elevation bottomed out, no more room to move. This makes me think that I need to file the front sight down to correct. Before I break out the needle files, is this a correct assumption and are there any alternatives??

Thanks for any thoughts or opinions!

June 22, 2009, 00:11
Well come UP 8 clicks. Two of my 3 Garands are dead on at 100 with 8 clicks, the other one needs 12.

June 22, 2009, 00:31
what he said. That is NORMAL for a garand or '14 8 from bottom is about perfect.

June 22, 2009, 02:13
All I can do is quote Homer Simpson" Douh!" Nothing like a brain fart for all the world to see! Thanks guys-I know better but didn't prove it tonight-As soon as I read the first post, I slapped myself in the forehead and left a permanent dent

June 22, 2009, 06:58
Them thar Di-gestable sights might help some.. :tongue:

Few clicks rear elevation and you should be fine..

I had two M1's that needed 20+ clicks to get my POI right.. Over several range trips with both rifles I gradually filed the FT sights until I was in the black @ 100 yards with 6-8 clicks from the btm.... ;)