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M96 front sight Blades.

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I want one of my rifles that I can shoot at 100 yards. With original blade stamped 0 I am of course way high. So, I took a
suggestion to go with a repro +3.5 and file if need be. Tried this one today. It shoots at the bottom or lower of the target paper.
Even just below the paper of a Birchwood target. I have to sight above the paper to even get it to hit any paper.

Now, using 139 or 140 grain bullets with as issued rear sights I have original blades available from Samco.
They come in the following. -.05, +.05, +.75, +1, -1.25, and +2.0.

Should I be using one of these or a different one to get the rifle to zero at 100 yards? My old eye sight limits my distance shooting.
I am OK to 200 yards at the best it seems. I really enjoy these Swedes,just gotta get elevation where I can live with it. Groups are tight even with Privi!

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The 1.25 is a minus though. Choice close would be only +1.0 or +2.0.
I was kind of thinking the same. But have not yet learned the sight parameters yet.
But I sure will find out.
Or you can grind that replacement sight down till its good?
If I had a grinder, I may try. But to hand file it will take a lot of time at the range. Plus, no power for a grinder/ Dremel
at the range. I will probably do as buffdog suggested and get a +2.0. If that works, I will do the same on my other rifle
as well.
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