Express Sight Question

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  1. 5shot

    5shot AH Senior Member

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    When setting up express sights on a rifle, should the top of the front and top of the rear be the same height over the CL of the bore?

    Trying to get close to start so that I won't have to do a ton of filing later.
     
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  2. Tokoloshe Safaris

    Tokoloshe Safaris SPONSOR Since 2017 AH Enthusiast

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    5shot AH Senior Member

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    I'll check it out, but I thought they only gave correction values, not necessarily where to start.
     

  4. ChrisG

    ChrisG BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    I have seen both. I like setting the bead in the bottom of the notch and that is how all of my sights are set up. I don't shoot iron sights past 75 yards so I haven't bothered with it too much but I set up my 6.5x55 with dakota express sights so that it is dead on at 25 yards and looks like this:

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    Yes you are correct, the best place to start is to have the bottom of the 'V' and the 'bead' at the same height above the centre line to start with and go from there.
     

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