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Old 05-06-2017, 11:06 PM
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I am not able to sight in my Rossi/Puma 44 magnum lever action rifle with a 16"-inch barrel

I adjusted for right to left.

The gun shoots approximately 9"-inches high at 50 yards and I cannot adjust it. Do I need to change the sights.

Could I have the wrong sights for the 16-inch barrel.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:59 AM
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I am not able to sight in my Rossi/Puma 44 magnum lever action rifle with a 16"-inch barrel

I adjusted for right to left.

The gun shoots approximately 9"-inches high at 50 yards and I cannot adjust it. Do I need to change the sights.

Could I have the wrong sights for the 16-inch barrel.
Are you using their factory installed sights? I had the same issue with sighting my own Rossi/Puma .44-40 Winchester using the open sights. What I did was first painted the front sight-blade white, which helped me see the front sight. Then, I made the rear sight a bit easier to use by making the sight slot a bit deeper (not too much) and wider by using a file and carefully filing a little at a time until the accuracy I wanted was achieved. With my 67 year old eyes, I can receive good accuracy @ 75 yards. You may also consider installing a higher front sight which should lower your groups.
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Welcome to the shooters forum.

What range do you intend on using this rifle at? Davers is right about raising the front sight.
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I have the same rifle, 44 Mag. Rossi with the 16 inch barrel. The sights were a problem. I went round and round with mine trying to come up with a sighting system I could live with. In addition to a taller front sight, I put a plug in the rear dove tail and added a bolt mounted peep. The peep helps older eyes and gives a longer sighting radius. I tried a tang sight, but it was awkward to deal with having to fold it up or down and was no more accurate than the bolt mount.

Good luck with the rifle. Once I got the sights worked out I fell in love with mine. Hope yours works out.
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Who makes a bolt mounted peep sight for the Rossi M92?
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Who makes a bolt mounted peep sight for the Rossi M92?
Steve's Guns makes the bolt mounted safety replacement. I tried one on a couple of my rifles but I ended up not liking it. Even with a very low replacement Marbles front sight, the peep ended up quite extended on it's very small diameter threaded stock.







The Skinner worked better, it occupies the barrel dovetail. I thought it delivered a better sight picture than the SG. If your rifle is a Braztech manufactured Puma, you will find the barrel drilled and tapped for the Rossi P892 scout base.



While you are on the Skinner website by two 6x48 filler screws as the aft two holes will be visible. Heck, while you are there buy a 3/8 dovetail front sight. Buy one high enough to file down to your needs.

To do it all over again, I would have drilled and tapped the receiver for the XS Ghost Ring and used their front sight. There is a fellow on my Rossi-Rifleman forum that was making a very nice, adjustable peep sight. He is in Russia but there have been no issues with his deliveries. I have not seen him post much in the last year but his sight, blue or stainless, was art.

I ended giving up and putting the scout base on all five of my rifles, it fit my needs better.

As a note, NOE is the only source of the P892 base, the NOE product is a Picatinny rail vs. the Rossi Weaver Base (fits more applications).
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I tried a barrel mounted peep from Skinner on my Rossi 44. I have one on a 22lr that works great. The problem on the Rossi is that the dove tail for the rear sight was not standard on mine. The sight base would not fit flush, even with shims and I could never get the thing square with the bore. i think the dove tail was slightly off center.

The Marble's tang sight did work. It is expensive and it was more trouble than it was worth. I can understand the peep setting up high on the stem. I had that problem with my 45-70. I eventually found that Skinner's original rear sight had a thicker base that set it up high enough to make a peep work. The front sight is still pretty low, but works fine. With a bolt mounted peep the only thing you could do is use washers betwen the sight and the bolt or nuts that woud thread over the stem. That might provide some measure of protection.
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