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Old 01-08-2013, 02:28 PM
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Savage MK II sights

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I just got a new Savage MK II G, with the basic open sights. I can't find anything in the manual about how to adjust them, or whether they are already set for a specific distance.

Anyone got information on this?

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:01 PM
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Remember the acronym FORS, it stands for Front Opposite, Rear Same. This the direction the you want to adjust the sights, to move the bullet in the direction you want.


I'm not sure about the MK II G, but some rear sights have a set screw on top of the sight that is meant to be loosened in order that the sight can be adjusted. If so, loosen-adjust-tighten.

If there is no screw, then front and rear sight are installed in a "dovetail", but the fit is tight. To adjust for horizontal movement (windage), the rear sight is moved either left or right, depending on the direction that you want the bullet to move. The front sight is generally left alone except for replacement.

Use a solid bench or block of wood to support the rifle, be careful not damage the stock. A brass punch and hammer works well to drift the sight, a solid whack is usually required. A little movement is usually all that is needed.


Vertical adjustment (elevation), is made by moving the "elevator" forward or back. The elevator is the thin piece of metal in the middle of the rear sight that is stepped. With your fingers, slightly raise the rear sight, then move the elevator.


The distance to adjust your sights depends on the distance that you will shoot at regularly.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:12 PM
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Thanks. That pretty much tells me everything I need.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:14 PM
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Your welcome. I think you will like that Savage.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:15 PM
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Well, it's the wood stock model, so I already like it a lot more than the synthetic stock model at Walmart. Although I'm not sure how to take care of the wood. I've heard that some people use oil, others use wax, others use furniture polish.

Any thoughts?
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:36 PM
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I have an old rag that is fairly damp with gun oil. I use it for wiping off the metal prior to putting guns in the safe. I also use the rag to wipe down the stocks. If there is crud and grime or mud on the stock, I will put a drop of oil on the spot and with an old toothbrush loosen the crud, carefully wipe it off with a napkin, then a final wipe down with the oiled cloth.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:24 AM
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Although I'm not sure how to take care of the wood. I've heard that some people use oil, others use wax, others use furniture polish.

Any thoughts?
The finish on the Savage wood is actually pretty durable. Some "oils" on the other hand, can degrade the finish, much like a stripper. Tru Oil and tung oils will not penetrate the finish, but they won't do much either. I use both when a finish needs to be replaced due to wear, and they are very good.

That leaves waxes. I have used Min Wax paste on oil finishes headed for a rainy hunt in Maine, and on barrel channels. It's fine on all sorts of acrylic surface finishes.
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