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There are many factors that come into play as to why a rifle shoots high.
Has the rifle been dropped on it's front sight and the soldier/armored removed the bend or crushed portion of the sight? Any material removed from the top of the "barley-corn" front sight will cause it to shoot high.
What bullet weight were the sights regulated too?
At what altitude?
At what normal humidity?
Is the stock too tight tweaking the barrel ?
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KySwiss wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:27 pm
but just hard on the shoulder with that steel plate.
I use a slip on recoil pad

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KySwiss wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:27 pm
I have only shoot this rifle twice, only had it for about 2 weeks. I will try to get out again and shot it some more, but just hard on the shoulder with that steel plate.
I feel your pain. Have you thought about a shooting vest or jacket with a recoil pad in it?

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Curtis762 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:29 pm
KySwiss wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:27 pm
I have only shoot this rifle twice, only had it for about 2 weeks. I will try to get out again and shot it some more, but just hard on the shoulder with that steel plate.
I feel your pain. Have you thought about a shooting vest or jacket with a recoil pad in it?
I have thought about it and probably will, but I am a sucker for pain. Like to keep it as is as much as possible. 'If they could handle it back in the day, then so shall I' type attitude. LOL

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Rapidrob wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:26 am
There are many factors that come into play as to why a rifle shoots high.
Has the rifle been dropped on it's front sight and the soldier/armored removed the bend or crushed portion of the sight? Any material removed from the top of the "barley-corn" front sight will cause it to shoot high.
What bullet weight were the sights regulated too?
At what altitude?
At what normal humidity?
Is the stock too tight tweaking the barrel ?
The front sight looks good, did not see anything that would lead me to believe it has any damage. Only bullets I have sent down range is the yugo 198. Since it is a yugo Mauser, it is sighted in for yugo ammo??? Altitude here is 500 feet with humidity in the 60's usually.
I did check the stock rubbing the barrel and is was tight about mid way and I have sanded the stock lightly to relieve 'some' of the contact, but it is not free floating. Stock still has a lot of cosmoline in it apparently. I think it might have been used in the break up of Yugoslavia.

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KySwiss wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:50 pm
'If they could handle it back in the day, then so shall I' type attitude. LOL
that is just silly :roll: , those were soldiers fighting in a war. you're a civilian shooting for fun
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Ghoulardi wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:41 am
KySwiss wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:50 pm
'If they could handle it back in the day, then so shall I' type attitude. LOL
that is just silly :roll: , those were soldiers fighting in a war. you're a civilian shooting for fun
you are correct about that. However, I do like to try and experience somewhat what they may have. I can not and do not want to experience the horror of war, but respect the history if you know what I mean.

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I am crippled up pretty bad, I would shoot my M1 rifle in my club's highpower rifle matches. I didn't wear any of the gear the other shooters used, just a t shirt between me and that buttplate. I picked up at least one good bruise each time as it would get away from me during the rapid fire string.
I remedied that by filling the trap full of .58 caliber round llead musket bals.
Nothing wrong with wanting to do it the way those guys did it, but I think enjoying it is a better way to experience it. :)
Get the pad. Enjoy the range time more.

A note on the matches, as I was using a rifle rest I didn't count my scores against the regular shooters.
If I had ever gotten best score I would have declined the trophy. :)
I did accept the one they gave me for the first match I shot because I didn't wat to appear rude.
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I will at some point here shortly get a pad, just have to many other things going on to worry about that right now.

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funny story for all. So some idiot got a Mauser that shot high. So he thought he would build up front sight with jb weld. Went to range and shot exact same groups at 25 and 50 yards despite a taller sight. goes home to clean rifle and finds out that jb weld was not on front sight!

Apparently the jb weld came off at some point so entire range time was nor not. Although I did get a box of PPU SP and it did shoot closer to POA and a tighter group. 54 surplus still not wanting t ofire and had a few hang fires with the 49 surplus ammo.

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Well that sucks! After all that work. I bet the gun case broke it off.
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Your Yugo didn't like it and bucked it off. They can be hard to tame sometimes, but once you do, they are sweet as honey.

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I was thinking about your problem with your Yugo shooting high and how my Czech was doing the same thing. One thing that came to mind was the possibility of the stock pushing up on the barrel close to the barrel bands, mine seems to be pressing more than it should (in my opinion) on the area between the front and back band. I've only had mine a few weeks and haven't worked on it much due to a Yugo M48 taking up my time, but I will have to look further into this. Have you checked this area?

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So, I finally got my Swedish 7mm front sight and installed it. went to the range and only had tie for 5 rounds at 25 and 5 at 50. both shot POA!! There was no change in elevation like there was with original sight. WTH! Don't understand why there would be same POI at 25 and 50 with new front sight, but a 6 to 7 inch difference with original. Don't get me wrong, I am loving how it is shooting now! Just weird.

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Have you checked the post height with calipers? If so, what were the readings?

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