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Old March 22nd, 2013, 05:41 PM   #16
 
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All done

Last 3 at 50 yards all bulls

The guys helping me at the first range were wrong like I was.

Wohooo now I'm happy. That SR-556 is sure sweet and smooth.



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Old March 23rd, 2013, 10:24 AM   #17
 
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Glad you got it figured out. It is a great rifle and I am sure you will enjoy it. I have the SR-556FB with a Luepold Mk4 HAMR w/DeltaPoint. Shoots Great.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #18
 
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heart broken again now the rear sights are lose.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #19
 
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heart broken again now the rear sights are lose.
Can you elaborate? Loose on the rail? Loose flip up? If it is loose on the rail use an Allen Wrench to tighten it back down! You should have a small tool kit or a MUT with you that has the correct Allen Wrench.
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Can you elaborate? Loose on the rail? Loose flip up? If it is loose on the rail use an Allen Wrench to tighten it back down! You should have a small tool kit or a MUT with you that has the correct Allen Wrench.

That is it. Just came loose. What type of loctite if any should I use to prevent this in the future?

I will do both front and rear at this time.

Good news is I was kind of sad because I did not have any reason to shoot it coming up Now I do
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I use the blue it's not as permanent as the red.
By the way what was the problem with your sights?
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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:57 PM   #22
 
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Me was the problem with the sights

I took the advice of those that did not know at the 25 yard range and I had not read how to adjust the front sight post correctly.

Before I left the last range with my defensive rounds I hit 3 bulls at 50 yards. I was happy.

Now I have an excuse to go back
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That is it. Just came loose. What type of loctite if any should I use to prevent this in the future?

I will do both front and rear at this time.

Good news is I was kind of sad because I did not have any reason to shoot it coming up Now I do
You could use some blue Locktite on the threads, but I never do and all of my screws stay tight. I would snug the screws back down and if they come loose again, use the blue Locktite. Do not over-tighten the screw; you could crack the sight base or strip the threads on the sight.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 01:47 PM   #24
 
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All done

Last 3 at 50 yards all bulls

The guys helping me at the first range were wrong like I was.

Wohooo now I'm happy. That SR-556 is sure sweet and smooth.
Glad to hear it! What rds were you running? The reason I ask.....I zeroed my FBs BUIS@ 25M with LC XM193....moved the target to 50yds to sight my Burris AR-332, again with the Lake City...was a joy...dead on...ready to wrap it up, decided to run another 20 rd mag of PMC xtac XP193 and was startled to see I had a great 1 1/2" group...but all 2" high and right....should have loaded another mag of LC to check, but wrote it off as a difference in ammo ....now I can't wait to go back and check...
Has anyone seen that big a difference between ammos?

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Saw a video on youtube where a shooter shows how to adjust the sights, front and rear and does it in an easy way to understand. Shows a front site tool and used just the tip of a bullet to adjust the rear site. I am pretty sure the sites were Troy made but maybe you can adapt his instructions on how to zero in your sights. Thanks all.
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Hello I recently purchased a SR-556 with the Troy Flip up sights.

At 25 Yards I cannot get it to shoot low enough for my liking. I would like to be at about an 1" 1/3 under point of aim. I am shooting approx 4 to 5 inches high at 25 yards.

The sights are maxed out and shooting as low as possible but centered. They are also in the position on the rail how they came from the factory.

I have been told by a Marine friend that perhaps by moving the front or rear sights forward or backward that I may be able to get the rifle to shoot where I want it to.

With the issues of obtaining ammo easily and the cost I would like to get this accomplished as quickly and with as few shots as possible.

I would appreciate you opinions on what to move and either forward or backward so I can adjust my sights to better suit my needs.

Any other zeroing tips for the SR-556 with the Troy flip sights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for you help in this matter.
Here are my suggestions (read you got it figured out after I typed it up lol, I'll put in my two cents anyways)

1 - If you are shooting way high at 25 yards that means your front sight post has been set to low (you went counter clock wise too far).
2 - Turn the front post clockwise (UP) and make a BIG adjustment like 10-12 clicks and see where that puts you on paper. Keep making big adjustments until you start hitting the target then fine tune with 2-3 clicks.
3 - If you can Zero it at 50 yards (36 yards and below is where you will start seeing the effects of height over bore) it might be easier to zero your rifle.

I like the 36y/300y confirm Marine Corps BZO but I don't have a 300y to confirm, so I'm did the 50 yard. I think I might change it to the 100 yard though...

Here is an excellent video about zero's from Travis Haley's Adaptive Carbine

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