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    Savage 99 Williams Foolproof aperature sight

    With my rifle I’m shooting 12” low at 25 yards with newly installed Williams fool proof aperature sight installed on rear and Max’d out on “up”. I hate to file on the “sour Doug” sight on front. What options do I have?

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    According to my math you need a 3/8 inch lower front sight, lots of filing. Or raise the read another 3/8 inch above maxed out up! Figured 28 inches between front and rear sight, for 12 inch move at 25 yards, dang that’s a lot!! Is it possible they sent you the wrong Williams?
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    The barrel is 22” long, let’s say 10” at 25. Shooting Noe 165 at 1700 fps

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    I would run the FP to center of adj. shoot and change front sight to height to put you in ball park. If you adjust with FP out of travel it will put you in a bind for future adjustment. I like to end up with Reciver sights as low to gun as possible but not bottomed out.

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    Looking at ending up with a front sight 1/8” tall

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    I can relate. The integral ramp on my 94 Win (even with the shortest sight available) is a bit tall since the 38-55 rebore. It shoots where I want it to only if I load it to uncomfortable recoil level( steel buttplate). Shortening a ramp isn’t on my fun list but it may come to that.

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    Where is the peep mounted? Is it at the very back of the receiver? Most of the peeps I've seen on 99s (other than a tang style peep w/an adjustable staff) are mounted on a plate that sits under them - pretty thick one at that. You could probably hand shape a chunk of brass to raise the peep sight up to what you need. Then drill and countersink the screw holes to attach it to the receiver, and drill and tap for the peep.
    The other option is to drift the front sight out, and replace it with one you don't mind filing down.

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    Brownells stocks all manner of good Marbles front sights. I like the ones with a brass bead, easy enough to drift the old one out and install a new one.

    On the 99s I've installed receiver sights on, I take the original sights, wrap them up in a paper towel lightly soaked in oil then put in a zip lock bag and put them inside the hole in the stock under the butt plate so they stay with the rifle, as I have a nasty tendency to lose things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richhodg66 View Post
    Brownells stocks all manner of good Marbles front sights. I like the ones with a brass bead, easy enough to drift the old one out and install a new one.

    On the 99s I've installed receiver sights on, I take the original sights, wrap them up in a paper towel lightly soaked in oil then put in a zip lock bag and put them inside the hole in the stock under the butt plate so they stay with the rifle, as I have a nasty tendency to lose things.
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    Great if a new owner knows about the sights in the buttstock
    beltfed/arnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by beltfed View Post

    Great if a new owner knows about the sights in the buttstock

    Why I ALWAYS pull the buttplate of every used gun I buy...…….

    I've found sights, bills of sale, old hunting licenses and dried blood (under a military Mauser's BP).


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