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yugo shooting high

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:03 pm
by KySwiss
So, I know this has been talked to death and have seen all the reasons why. However, I am interested to hear of possible fixes to this. I know Brownells have their tall sight. I have also seen Liberty tree has German tall sights. Numrich gun parts has 5 different Swedish front sights from 4.5mm to 7.5mm. There is also the possibility of adding a mojo rear sight. I have even heard of taking thin brass strips to build up the original front sight. What would be the best, easiest way to do this? If you went with the Swedish front sight, which size? I used a pair of micro calipers and if I did it right, measured my front post at 5.1mm

I have an M24/47

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:16 am
by Rapidrob
JB Weld built up and then filed down so you find the true height,

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:48 pm
by KySwiss
I know of JB Weld, but have never used it. What type of jb weld would I be looking for?

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:57 pm
by Rapidrob
Quick dry would be the best., Once you find the correct height, buy the barley-corn front sight you need.
You can mold the JB Weld into the shape you want. Wax paper will sometimes help when it is sticky to your fingers.

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:58 pm
by KySwiss
Rapidrob, what do you mean by"barley-corn front sight"

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:12 am
by Charles Lipscomb
Barley corn is the term for that type of front sight.
Like rapidrob wrote, use the jb weld, shape it and sight your rifle in. Then figure out which height you need.
I saw this and was going t suggest the Swede front sight as they are sold by height.

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:26 am
by KySwiss
so the jb weld can not be used as a permanent fix? well it fall off eventually?

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:44 pm
by Charles Lipscomb
It should stay in place. And if you are good with a file it won't look to bad. Put a sight hood on it when you get it to the height you like and you are good to go.
But a factory sight will look better.

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:30 pm
by Curtis762
How high is it shooting and at what range? My Yugo Mod 98 shoots dead on at 25yds and my Czech Mod 98 is about 3-4" high at 25. To me its not that big of a problem, unless its much higher than that.

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:47 pm
by KySwiss
shooting 54 yugo surplus at 25 yards it was shooting between 3 and 3.5 inches high. At 50 yards it was about 10-11 inches high. Shooting 49 yugo surplus, it was 7 inches high at 50 yards. 49 also had a much tighter group at 50 yards.

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:34 pm
by KySwiss
I added the jb weld and raised the front sight from 5.1mm to 6.6mm.

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:18 pm
by Rapidrob
Cool beans,let us know how it shoots.

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:41 pm
by Curtis762
Looking at some 8mm Mauser ammo trajectory charts, having to assume load, bullet weight and few other factors, if you were dead on at 25yds, you should only be around 1-2" higher at 50yds. I'm curious to why your seeing that big of a change in POI from 25 to 50. I hope it works out for you. I will have to do this test on mine, which also shoots high at 25yds. I haven't had a chance to shoot any farther.

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:20 pm
by Ghoulardi
I was going to suggest using heat shrink tube on the front sight, then trim to the height you need. I did this "fix" on my MOSIN -NAGANT and it works well

Re: yugo shooting high

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:27 pm
by KySwiss
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.