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M96 front sight height

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:26 am
by Milsurpa
I shot my latest swede acquisition a couple of days ago. It's a 1917 CG M96. It shot way high at 50yds. I know that some folks have changed out their front sight post in order to zero at 100yds. I found a source for an after market sight marked 3.5. Is this the one I need to get? I just don't want to get one so tall that it requires too much filing but of course I don't want to get one too short. Tell me what worked for you.

Re: M96 front sight height

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:51 am
by AGB-1

Re: M96 front sight height

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:06 pm
by Milsurpa
Thanks AGB-1

Re: M96 front sight height

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:57 am
by sheepdawg
Most find that at 100 yards the front sight should be between +1.5 to +2.0. provided you have the military ladder type rear sight. Get a +2.0 and a very sharp file.

Re: M96 front sight height

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:26 pm
by Milsurpa
Thanks sheepdawg. That's very helpful.

Re: M96 front sight height

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:13 pm
by dallased
This might be of interest to you. I did my own experiment and recorded the results.

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread. ... gr-bullets

Re: M96 front sight height

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:33 pm
by rob
I will have to check and see which one I got, but it is too tall but I just made adjustments to the rear sight to compensate