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Old 11-13-2006, 08:47 AM
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I recently purchased a used Browning Model 92 in .44 Remington Magnum.

The rifle will shoot four to six inches high at 50 yards with the back sight adjusted as far down as it can go.

Does anyone else here have this problem??

Kevin Miller
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:24 PM
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I've just shot mine at closer ranges (25 - 30 yards) with milder loads, but it shoots to point of aim with the rear sight on the lowest notch. It's possible it would be high at 50 yards. Are you shooting full magnum loads? If so, the gun could be recoiling enough before the bullet is out the barrel that it shoots high.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:19 PM
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I recently purchased a used Browning Model 92 in .44 Remington Magnum.

The rifle will shoot four to six inches high at 50 yards with the back sight adjusted as far down as it can go.

Does anyone else here have this problem??

Kevin Miller
Just lengthened the firing pin on a NIB gun and fired it for the first time with old max handloads.
It shot 11" high at 100 yards. By rough calculation the lowest step needs to come down by about 1/16".
Brownell sells elevators and instead of filing mine down I'm going to buy some and mess with them for different loads. I will take out the elevator and use feeler gages under the sight to establish elevations for 50,100 and 150 yards then either file the steps or the whole bottom of the elevator.
I owned one before this and don't recall it being so far off.
Bob
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:49 PM
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I shot mine today with elevator removed.
At 50 yards it was 1 1/2" low.
At 100 yards with a .040" feeler gage under the rear sight it shot about 1" high. Groups were good but my eyesight isnt so these figures should be considered approximate.
100 yard bullseye shooting with iron sights is hard for me.
The ammo was 29 grains of H110 behind a 180 grain soft hollow point & Magnum primers. These max loads were made in 11/89.
At this point I think I'll try some other loads before cutting metal.
I was happy with the close grouping at 100 yards.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:02 PM
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Hi guys,

I have a Browning 92 I just picked up in 357. It also shoots high.
An easier solution to the problem is put a higher front sight on the gun. Midway or Brownell's has front sights in stock, relatively cheap.
Myself, I will mount a Marble's Tang Sight with a Lyman 17A in the front. This will be gun #5 with that combination. Works for me.

Have fun shooting,
Jon
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:12 PM
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B92 front sight

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Hi guys,

I have a Browning 92 I just picked up in 357. It also shoots high.
An easier solution to the problem is put a higher front sight on the gun. Midway or Brownell's has front sights in stock, relatively cheap.
Myself, I will mount a Marble's Tang Sight with a Lyman 17A in the front. This will be gun #5 with that combination. Works for me.

Have fun shooting,
Jon
My B92 looks like the front sight is one piece and would need
the blade milled out or a dovetail cut in the sight base to change the blade.
I don't see any evidence of a dovetail or a crosspin holding the blade in.
The gun is pristine so Im reluctant to risk damaging the finish by monkeying with the front sight though that's where the fix should be made.
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:04 PM
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My Browning 92 is the same way - no convenient way to change the front sight. I decided to leave well enough alone on this gun.
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:09 PM
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I recently purchased a used Browning Model 92 in .44 Remington Magnum.

The rifle will shoot four to six inches high at 50 yards with the back sight adjusted as far down as it can go.

Does anyone else here have this problem??

Kevin Miller
I have had a B92 44Mag for years, I mounted a LER scope on it, now have no problems adjusting, it shoots very well.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:40 PM
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No longer shooting high.

When I originally posted this thread, I was using factory ammo - Remington UMC 180 grain bullets. With this ammo, at eighty yards it will shoot as least six inches high with the rear sight at the lowest setting.

At deer camp this year, I purchased some Winchester 240 grain bullets which will shoot on the bull's-eye at eighty yards with the rear sight at the third step from the top.

I was amazed that the point of impact would change so much with the different weight of bullet. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:51 PM
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Yup. Big bullets moving slow have time to move your light rifle. The difference is usually far less with a varmint cartridge at 3000+ fps and a heavy barrel.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:32 PM
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B92

I am new here and also own this rifle, my Ammo is Hornady 240 Grain XTP FMJHP, rear sight is set at 2 notches up i sight in at 50 yrd's it shoots anywhere from 1 to 2" groups if i can keep it still enough. There is no problem with taking deer with this round. Since Friday of last week 3 Deer all one shot kills. From 30 Yrd's and 40 Yrds where these deer were taken all three rounds passed completely thru. I also only use the factory open sights which i really like especially the width of the rear which to my gives me a quick sight picture.
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:42 AM
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Bullet weight and velocity can alter poa dramatically. If you decide on a certain load that you will always use and it still shoots high there is a remedy for last resorts. You can replace the buckhorn rear sight with a low profile (flat top) and file the top surface down until you hit paydirt. I did this to a uberti 73 carbine 44wcf that was shooting way high for the cowboy load I wanted.
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:12 AM
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I replaced my front sight with a Tritium night sight (designed to fit a Rem 870, they dont make an intended Tritium for this gun), and the front sight was about 0.050" shorter than the original. I ended up removing the elevator, and then still had to file the rear sight a little bit to get it back on target. I used a black marker to try and protect the filed surface from rust. We'll see if that does it, or if I end up having to do further surface treatment.
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