1. Carolina Firearms Forum proudly stands with our fellow 2A supporters in Virginia facing opposition to their Constitutional right to legally bear arms.

shooting long range

Discussion in 'Lever Guns and other cowboy rifles' started by KnotRight, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    2,277
    Likes Received:
    2,335
    Location:
    Savannah, GA
    How do you compensate or adjust for long range shooting when you are at the top level on your buckhorn sights at 100 yards? I am at the next to top level and trying to hit steel at 300 yards.
     
  2. rdinatal

    rdinatal Better late then never...

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Messages:
    4,385
    Likes Received:
    6,269
    Location:
    Lake Normanopolis, NC
    What cartridge?

    Are you shooting low power loads? If so you might need to speed it up and flatten the arc out a bit.
     
  3. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    2,277
    Likes Received:
    2,335
    Location:
    Savannah, GA
    I am shooting a Marlin 45-70. The Ruger hads a scope and can work out the hold over with it. But with the Marlin I can not see the target when I elevate the barrel.

    Was shooting a RN 300 grn. bullet around 1450 feet sec.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018
  4. Bailey Boat

    Bailey Boat Senior Member Benefactor Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    6,497
    Likes Received:
    11,377
    Location:
    Kannapolis, NC.
    Same way I do when shooting a 2" barrel at 100 yds. Don't elevate the whole barrel, just the front sight. In other words, don't raise the front sight, lower the rear sight....
     
  5. rdinatal

    rdinatal Better late then never...

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Messages:
    4,385
    Likes Received:
    6,269
    Location:
    Lake Normanopolis, NC
    Buckhorn sights are usually limited in range (0-200, 250ish yards). At ~1500fps it should get you out to 300yds, but you will have some arc.

    If you are on the top notch with what you have suggest you look for a tang sight. That will have the adjustment beyond 300yds.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018
  6. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,475
    Likes Received:
    5,655
    Location:
    Heath Springs, SC
    Does the front sight have serrations?
    If so add color to one of them in the middle of the sight.
    Shoot this make as the top of your sight and see where on the paper it lands with the rear up at it's max.