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Wishing all you wonderful Ladies and Gents an early very Merry Christmas. I will be joining the Scar 17s family this afternoon and just wanted to ask how easy it was for some of yall to get the irons sighted in at around 100 yards? I have never really used iron sights before and have sometime before the scope I want comes in. How effective would they be for shooting pigs at that distance or closer? Thanks for all the comments, opinions, and support that everyone provides in this forum.
 

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Do a bit of searching through, lots posted and even some great targets to use to sight in. When I think 'front' sight, I think front towards enemy, so on my rifle all adjustments are made to the rear sight =)

Hopefully you are getting the more accurate black color rifle.
 

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Do a bit of searching through, lots posted and even some great targets to use to sight in. When I think 'front' sight, I think front towards enemy, so on my rifle all adjustments are made to the rear sight =)

Hopefully you are getting the more accurate black color rifle.
OK so front sight means closest to the shooter not the target in this situation? And nope I honestly am a big fan of the goofy mismatching fde. Perhaps when I get a second one I will go with the black :?:
 

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Your not going to be able to use the std AR front sight tool to adjust the elevation, do to the hood on the front sight you'll need a small diameter, extended tool.

Something like this.



Something like these will not work.



Just a heads up since this has been asked before when trying to adjust the front sight elevation.
 

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front/barrel end. rear/stock end. That's how I have always thought of front/rear on rifles. Whatever you call it, the 'front' sight is just a post in a hood, the 'rear' sight with the peep is where all the adjustments are made.
Not quite true. The front sight on the SCAR is adjustable for elevation by adjusting the "post" and the front sight also can be adjusted for windage too by turning the little adjustment screw.
 

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I used one of these that I usually pack in my shooting bag. The photo is there as an example, but I have a couple of the Craftsman folding metric/Imperial Allen/Torx wrench sets and I just use the wrench small enough to fit the front sight elevation pin.
 

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Merry Christmas to you as well!

Assuming your eyesight is decent, the iron sights should work well for pig plinking once you've sighted in properly. Enjoy! I'm afraid there are a lot of us here in the forum who wish our old eyes would let us enjoy the iron sights, but those days are gone and we all worship at the temple of glass enhancement now.


Wishing all you wonderful Ladies and Gents an early very Merry Christmas. I will be joining the Scar 17s family this afternoon and just wanted to ask how easy it was for some of yall to get the irons sighted in at around 100 yards? I have never really used iron sights before and have sometime before the scope I want comes in. How effective would they be for shooting pigs at that distance or closer? Thanks for all the comments, opinions, and support that everyone provides in this forum.
 

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The manual says to Zero your Iron sights at 25M after you mechanically zero it first. I think the rear sight should be set to #2. Its been a while since I did this so someone correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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The manual says to Zero your Iron sights at 25M after you mechanically zero it first. I think the rear sight should be set to #2. Its been a while since I did this so someone correct me if I'm wrong.
close... you should set the rear sight at "3" and center the windage on the rear sight. Then, adjust the front sight for elevation and windage at 25 meters (27 yards). That's the military sighting which will zero the rifle in at 25 and 300 meters. Once done, the numbers on the rear sights correspond to hundreds of meters...
 

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And I might at that after you zero in your rifle at 25 yards with the elevation drum at the 3 position, you should set your elevation at the 2 position and go out to 200 yards to verify your zero is good. And the manual does a great job of describing the process and made it quite easy for me
 

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close... you should set the rear sight at "3" and center the windage on the rear sight. Then, adjust the front sight for elevation and windage at 25 meters (27 yards). That's the military sighting which will zero the rifle in at 25 and 300 meters. Once done, the numbers on the rear sights correspond to hundreds of meters...
Is there a different protocol for the13 " barrel ? Thanks
 

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How true that is...my old eyes with the irons are useless. It is more just pointing the rifle where you are looking...kind of like in skeet shooting.
Merry Christmas to you as well!

Assuming your eyesight is decent, the iron sights should work well for pig plinking once you've sighted in properly. Enjoy! I'm afraid there are a lot of us here in the forum who wish our old eyes would let us enjoy the iron sights, but those days are gone and we all worship at the temple of glass enhancement now.
 

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Is there a different protocol for the13 " barrel ? Thanks
Per mil SCAR manual when setting the BZO at 25m, the rear sight elevation drum is set to '3' for standard and long barrel and set to '2' for the CQC version.


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