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Helped my nephew recently sight in his new 336c in .35 Rem.,factory open sights, North haven gun. Beautiful wood, fit and finish,and smooth cycling. No apparent problems out of the box. Started sighting in at 60 yards. Shot low and quite a bit right. Had to raise rear sight quite a bit but got it shooting 2" high at 60 yards. So far so good. Trouble started with windage adjustment. Had to tap rear sight to the left AND front sight to the right to get it POI to move far enough to center shots. Never had to do this before. Anyone else experience this? Maybe Tomray can chime in. This is a North Haven gun with JM proof mark. Any input appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Yea I had that with a 336. Had to move the front more than I liked so move the rear to make up the differance, but it shot great once dialed in. Never bothered me once it was on target. I ended up scoping it a few years later so it didn't matter anyway.
 

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Bend : Maybe you are correct but I have been shooting for many years and never had to make such drastic adjustments. That is the reason for my curiosity. Thanks Lunar.
 

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The root of the problem lies either in the way the sights are mounted on the barrel; or in the way the barrel mates to the reciever. Without going to the trouble of removing the barrel and checking it for 'square' and the front of the reciever for 'square', the easiest thing is to accept it and shoot it.
We would like the sights to 'look' down the bore axis. There are tolerances inherent to mass production.
 

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You said it shot quite a bit to the right. I have never had to mess with the front sight, I always drifted the back sight over a little. Hope you get it worked out.

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My 336C in 35 Rem shot way far to the right because the factory crown was uneven. You might give it a look and make sure yours is straight.
 

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The front and rear sights are on the barrel, so what does the barrel to receiver mounting have to do with it?
 

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JBledsoe said:
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The front and rear sights are on the barrel, so what does the barrel to receiver mounting have to do with it?
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