The FAL Files  

Go Back   The FAL Files > Weapon Specific Forums > The 22 Files

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 17, 2014, 15:23   #1
Bubacus
Registered
 
FALaholic #: 13971
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,955
GSG STG 44 shooting low

I picked up a GSG STG 44 a while back second hand and find that it is shooting pretty low. I'm assuming it is one of the older models. I have to set the rear sight to 7 to hit anything under 65 yards. Anyone have this problem here? I've seen some folks suggest filing the front sight down, but didn't know if there was another fix.

Thanks
__________________
Bubacus
Bubacus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 17, 2014, 18:17   #2
ramiller
Registered
 
FALaholic #: 3674
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 1,585
That seems to be a problem with the stg 44 I wonder if contacting the importer if there is a fix. if you find out let me know
ramiller is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 17, 2014, 19:04   #3
PA Garand Boy
Registered
 
FALaholic #: 7504
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 220
This is a universal issue with these rifles.

Before you file the front sight, try this:

Remove the rear sight leaf

Remove the spring, this will expose the mounting screws (these are also the attachment points for the factory scope mount)

Remove the mounting screws to take off the rear sight base.

You will see two bosses/projections where the screws attach to the receiver.
Put 2 #6 washers on top of each mounting point (you will need to shave the ones on the rear point) and reassemble the sight. This will raise up the entire base so you don't have to move the elevator on the rear leaf to goofy looking levels.
PA Garand Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17, 2014, 22:52   #4
JAB75
Safety Detector
Bronze Contributor
 
JAB75's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 12107
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 1,109
I did just as PA Garand instructed, and my STG44/22 shoots to poi.

-JAB 75
__________________
When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun?
JAB75 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 18, 2014, 16:09   #5
ALL FAL
Registered
 
FALaholic #: 24447
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,269
I'm surprised that the POS fires at all. Too bad they couldn't make them BEST quality to begin with.
ALL FAL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 18, 2014, 20:00   #6
Bubacus
Registered
 
FALaholic #: 13971
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,955
Thanks,

I'll give it a try.
__________________
Bubacus
Bubacus is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©1998-2018 The FAL Files