You're in luck!! If it hits low it is much better than if it hit high, this is a very easy fix... You can just file down the front sight untill it hits where you want it to... Take your time and do a clean job and you will be happy with the results, Be Careful doing this, if you take an "Iron Grip" and shoot it from the bench as you file your sight, you will end up taking too much off the sight for an offhand/field or kneeling position.300grJHP said:thank you for your help. I greatly appreciate it.
the gun in question is a vaquero 44mag with 4 5/8" barrel.
I really like the gun, but it shoots low with the factory ammo i've used...all around 1200 fps with 240 gr JHPs. If I used 240 gr ammo at about 1500 fps would it help a lot?
I don't want to trade the gun, as I really like it. but it is only for hunting and right now, I cannot use it reliably for that purpose.
Very well put...JASmith said:Be sure of your choice of load before pulling that file out!
Remember, it's a whole lot easier to remove material than to put it back.
If you want to use the full-house factory 240 gr, by all means, filing the front sight down will work. But, if you think you might want to use different weights & velocities in the future, try those too before using the file. They will likely have different points of impact.
I also have an S&W Model 64 (stainless) in 38 Special. I went through about 30 different weights and powder charges before I got it to settle in where I liked (Well, good enough for casual plinking and the odd informal paper shoot). Now I have a load that works in that pistol and it will work for all of the shooting I intend to do with it.
I really dislike messing up classic sights....