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Offline ohiostate

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Sighting in smoothbore
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:41:30 AM »
Helping a friend sight in a new smoothbore, .62 calibre.  Got it to shoot a 2" spread at 25 yards but when we shot at 50 yards it was 5" high.  This surprised us, as we thought it would shoot lower.  Any thoughts?  Thank you.

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Re: Sighting in smoothbore
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 01:13:31 AM »
When talking smoothbore, I allways assume no rear sight? If no rear sight I would think the gun would have to be shot a lot to get used to it. For me anyway. chuck

Offline ohiostate

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Re: Sighting in smoothbore
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 03:33:19 AM »
Sorry.  It does have a rear sight.

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Re: Sighting in smoothbore
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 05:41:27 AM »
"we"?

are you both shooting it?  that would complicate interpretation of the targets/load.

Probably (how would i know?) should develop a better load at 25.  2" automatically gets you 4 at 50, and i hear that those things will do better than that...most especially with a rear sight.  or i could be wronge.  i was once before.
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Re: Sighting in smoothbore
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 06:39:07 AM »
My smoothbore has a rear sight and was around 7" high at 50 yards.  I just filed the rear sight down until it hit on target at 50yds.  It always did fine at 25 just as yours did.
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Re: Sighting in smoothbore
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 12:28:13 AM »
He was the only one shooting it.