Here's my 25 yard target from earlier this week. My 10-inch .44 Magnum barrel is still shooting way high. In this case, approximately 7 inches high at 25 yards. As I explained in an earlier post, my rear sight is lowered as low as it can go.
I was shooting Sierra 300 grain JSP bullets with 18.3 grains of 2400 powder. My aim point was 6 o'clock on the bullseye. Several of you disputed my theory of a heavier bullet hitting lower, and ALL of you were right!! The 300 grainer hits higher than the 225 and 240 grainers.
I have a friend who is a machinist. I'm going to ask him to make me a taller front sight blade if he can. But how much higher should I tell him to make the new front sight?
And how do I remove the front blade from the sight? There's a hole in the side of the front sight that appears to have some kind of keeper in it that holds the sight blade in place. If I punch this keeper out, can it be reused with the new sight?
I don't want to scope this barrel. Any info from you would be greatly appreciated!