Henry Big Boy Steel problem

fiver

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lay a yard stick on top of the barrel it should show you what's up pretty quick.
 

oscarflytyer

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Fiver - honestly I think it is so subtle that wouldn't even show it. I played hell with the square and level and two hands...
 

Ian

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90 thousandths is how far off it would have to be.

Btw, you mentioned possible "droop", were you able to confirm? I have a Marlin fhat exhibits droop down and to the right so badly that it takes Burris insert scope rings with the max offset inserts in one ring and medium inserts in the other, turned opposite directions, to bring a zeroed scope to within a few clicks of on target. It shoots really well and straight wifh the scope though.
 

CZ93X62

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Verboten--Yeah, kinda. It's a big deal for big game or migratory birds, or on DFW hunt sites. For non-game/varmints, they aren't looking at it real closely. So I went a little wide. So sick of the prohibitions and regimentation, house arrest and curfews. HAD IT. So I took out my frustrations on rats and a jackrabbit. Coyotes gotta eat, too.
 
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462

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Fiver,
How's Winter in the Twin Falls to Rexburg areas? We've been through the area three times, on our two trips to Western Montana, and returning from Yellowstone, and it looked inviting.
 

oscarflytyer

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90 thousandths is how far off it would have to be.

Btw, you mentioned possible "droop", were you able to confirm? I have a Marlin fhat exhibits droop down and to the right so badly that it takes Burris insert scope rings with the max offset inserts in one ring and medium inserts in the other, turned opposite directions, to bring a zeroed scope to within a few clicks of on target. It shoots really well and straight wifh the scope though.
Ian - I don't think it is bent that bad. just not sure. another front sight post should tell me. As for droop, I was too lazy to go back and research exactly what it was with the Marlins. I do not think that is the problem. I am REALLY hoping it is just a one off sight blade and only reason I really noticed it at all was that it was tall (got tallest with intent to file down). a .650 blade is on the way. Stay tuned.
 

Ian

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Mathematically it has to be that far off. Easy to see if it is the dovetail slot canted or sight bent if you put the rifle in a cradle and sight down the barrel from the muzzle end from a few feet away.

Thing is, if the top of the blade is off-center with the vertical barrel center line, your windage would be off significantly....and when you correct the windage with either front or rear sight it should shoot on target and windage will be consistent at any range. What you are attributing to a canted front sight is not physically possible unless the bullets are veering off of the longitudinal bore centerline when they depart the muzzle.

I have an NEF .45 Colt carbine that produces a severe corkscrew line of flight with any bullet or load, I forget exactly the pattern but it walks around the clock from 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards. Sighted in at 100 with a scope, it is something like 4-5" LOW and left or right (left I think) at 75.

Also remember that it takes about 5,000 caliber lengths of distance for a bullet to fully stabilize, and in that distance it can wobble and yaw all over the place.
 
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Rick

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That striped bass shown on the site a few days ago could prompt a move. Never say "Never".
Or maybe a vacation. I would recommend July or August. A desert rat may need an edjumcation on humidity before any serious consideration of moving. But just to tease ya a little the marina to this lake is 15 minutes from home.

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fiver

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but he can catch striped bass in lake Powell and live in southern Utah without changing desert habitat.

462.
they are quite a ways apart but both are in the snake river plain.
Twin falls is more desert like and not quite as cold or with as much snow as Rexburg.
[but when it decides to be nasty there,, it is NASTY]
Rexburg gets a lot less snow than we do up here and stays about 10-F warmer all winter than we do.
it's starting to grow along with Idaho falls, but still has a lot of open space northwest and northeast of town.

Rexburg is closer to real good medical care, but Twin is closer to Boise by hours and Boise has good medical centers with more specialists.
you can get basic care either place and most surgeries that don't require special care or equipment easy enough though.

the two places are laid out quite differently.
Twin has a lot of out of town places and more of a small farm town feel in town, but Rexburg is right there closer to better [more modern] shopping for like everything.
 
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Creeker

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If you are impacting paper to the left you have to move your front sight to the left to correct that & since the front sight is already bent to the left.......you do have a problem.
 

oscarflytyer

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Update. Skinner supplied a replacement blade. The one I thought was bent went back. They confirmed it WAS off 90 deg vertical. It wasn't bent, but said it looked as if it had set in the machining try slightly off, so got machined that way. It was ever so slight; said they had to look at it for about 20 long seconds to tell. I am not sure how you could tell unless it was mounted and you looked at the sight picture. Secondary good news is, I am not loosing ALL of my mind! AND, Skinner Sights customer service was Outstanding, as usual!