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    Sight adjustment question

    I've got a Rossi 22 ATD that shoots about 2" high at 25 yards,but shoots dead on at about 40-50 ft.The rear sight is about as low as it'll go and still be able to see it.Can I get a taller front sight to fix this?Any one with any other suggestions,I don't want to put a scope on it.
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    I have no idea, but I know who to ask. Call Williams 1-800-530-9028
    If there is a replacement sight, they have it.
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    thats really weird, it should be the other way around. just a thought, your barrel may have a very slight bend in it. probably mot noticeable just looking at it but look at it against a straight edge and it may appear.
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    I'm not much into ballistics on bullets and never desired to study such but I do know when a bullet leaves the barrel it starts to climb in altitude (arches) before it start to drop at long distance but I'm not saying this is your problem since I don' shoot such short distances unless its at a snake or squirrel. Have you tried shooting at a target farther away and checking the results ? Are you shooting the same bullets/ brand/ size ? Sights secure ?
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    new front sight oughtta do it--yer bullet's just crossin' th' plane of th' sights at 40 feet; ye'll need a taller front er a shorter rear to bring it home at 75 feet. sounds like ye'll need a front sight; is that'n dovetailed into th' barrel, dovetailed into a ramp, er some kind o' screw-on? lyman's got a website; i just picked up a new front sight fer my 1899 savage 303 thar. if it's dovetailed, you measure th' one that's there from the bottom of the dovetail, and git one at least 1/8" taller, maybe 3/16ths, so you're centered when yer rear sight adjuster is at mid-travel.
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    If it's got a standard 3/8" dovetail up front, there are a lot of different sight options you can get. See Brownell's site for what's available. Marble's, Lyman and Williams all make replacements. Midway also has some sights.

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    I would suggest that it may be sighted in at 100 yards which would be why it's high at 25 yards. A lot depends on the trajectory of the ammo you are using.
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    If yall are familiar with the rear sight ,the blade you adjust up and down is almost all the way down.You have to work really hard to get the front sight into view.So I thought if I installed a taller front sight I would be able to raise the blade back up in the rear where a man could see it.Does this make sense?
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    A taller front sight would definitely lower the point of impact assuming the rear sight stays as is.
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    Your shooting at targets that are at different distances expecting the same results and that not going to happen. Sight in at one distance then you can allow for up/down as needed by raising or lowering the bead at the target. Sounds like you need an experienced shooting partner to guide you along, some things are hard to explain over the computer. If your rifle has'nt been altered then the factory sights in all likelyhood should be fine and not need changing.
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