Front sight problems

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by jmcguire1248, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. jmcguire1248

    jmcguire1248 New Member

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    Got a new super blackhawk 44 magnum. The problem is I can't raise the back sight enough,it's shooting low. I am afraid if I crank it up anymore the adjustment screw will come flying out and that will be another problem. A friend told me you can have the front sight filed down a bit and solve that problem. Have any of you guys had similar problem? I'm open for suggestions. Thanks. Jim
     
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Shooting hown much low, at what distance?




    Jim
     

  3. jmcguire1248

    jmcguire1248 New Member

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    It's probably about six inches low at ten to twelve yards
     
  4. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Are you shooting "the usual"? 240gr jacketed full power? Probably low with that too, but it tells us what to do next.
     
  5. jmcguire1248

    jmcguire1248 New Member

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    They are the240 jacketed My buddy hand loads and I think they are in the mid range as far as power.This load worked fine in the gun I had to send back.
     
  6. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Could the problem be you are dropping the muzzle in anticipation of the recoil? I guess if your other gun wasn't shooting then it probably isn't you dropping the muzzle though.
    My Charter Bulldog 44 spl shoots low so I have to come up with the front sight. Then I have to be careful or I will then shoot high.
    My LCR 357 shooting 38 spl is the same way.
     
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    44 magnum, 240 gr bullet, low charge , 10 yards,
    Yep, POI will be low. Depending, also on your front sight depth in rear sight.

    6" thats a bit much, but yep low its gonna be at that close..

    Me, I would use fullload rounds at no less than 25 yards.

    I'm just assuming 7.5 " barrel, and that gun should zero at 50 yards, for a 5" drop at 100 yards.

    Try it at 50 yards, bet it's right on.;)

    Best chart I could find to show trajectory of 240 gr.

    44magBEgraph.jpg

    Jim
     
  8. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    I agree with Jim. It SHOULD be low at 10 yards. Also, try some factory ammo in it as well
     
  9. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    I'd try some factory loads and/or full speed handloads made with H110 or 296 before grinding your sight.
    2400 is good in the .44 Mag too.
    Mid range loads can do some odd stuff sometimes.

    If the thing shoots low no matter what, CS at Ruger should hear about it.



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