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Henry Lever X 45-70 Sights

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Henry Lever X 45-70 Sights

Post by SteveD0216 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:01 pm

Guys, bought a new Henry Lever X 45-70 and love it however it was shooting 6-8" high at 50 yards, windage right on, with three different types of ammo in the 300gr. range. I bottomed out the rear sight so no place to go there. Contacted Henry and they sent me an even slightly higher front sight but it still shoot 3-4 " high at 50 yards. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: Henry Lever X 45-70 Sights

Post by ol'pole » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:58 pm

can you move the diamond insert any lower? there is a screw to adjust elevation. loosen screw and move sight down
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Re: Henry Lever X 45-70 Sights

Post by John E Davies » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:00 pm

ol'pole wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:58 pm
can you move the diamond insert any lower? there is a screw to adjust elevation. loosen screw and move sight down
The X uses fiber optic sights, they do not have that feature.
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Re: Henry Lever X 45-70 Sights

Post by ol'pole » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:45 pm

Strange, I'd have thought that they would have checked that at the factory
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Re: Henry Lever X 45-70 Sights

Post by BigAl52 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:00 pm

Welcome to the forum. Id call Henry again and see what they say. Maybe they have another height of a front sight to send you. Outside of that you may need to change them out altogether
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Re: Henry Lever X 45-70 Sights

Post by Bake » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:49 pm

I'm a shooter, but not a hunter. I have some questions that might help. What sight picture do you use? I like a "6 o'clock" hold. Why sight in at 50 yds? I might start around 140 yds. You might want to check out your trajectory for the 45/70 using the internet web site named " jbmballistics.com " I would start with Simple Trajectory . . .
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