Does your Mosin rifle shoot high? Well? Does it Punk?....
Oh never mind......
My Mosins all shot about a foot high at 100 yards. Maybe this makes sense on a rough and tough battle rifle meant to shoot peoples, but I don't shoot peoples. I shoot smaller things, like paper targets and clay birds. Sights a foot off are a problem for me. If the rifle shoots high, then lower the rear sight or raise the front, right? Well..... the Mosin rear sight was already buried and the front is not adjustable. So, if the rear sight can't go down, then the front must go up, somehow. I have heard of folks who took off the front sight, popped out the sight pin, and replaced it with a taller blued steel pin (made from a nail). Being lazy, frugal, and loath to make big changes in my old military surplus rifles, I came up with another fix. I found that common Q-tips have a tube diameter that just slides over the original Russian sight pin, with a very tight fit. Cut the Q-tip..... tip..... off on one end. Use the rest of the Q-tip as a handle to force the tube down the sight pin using the hole in the top of the sight hood.
Once it's buried in place, use a small pair of scissors to trim the tube off. Go a little high, as the sight can be file adjusted at the range to bring the zero dead on at whatever distance you wish. I chose to leave mine high enough that a 600 Meter rear sight setting put it in the bull at 100 yards. That gave me a better and more natural sight picture while shooting from positions.
I understand Mosin sight extensions are sold at the drug store, of all places. 500 for about $5. Who would'a thunk it!
"Have empathy and understanding" my ass
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