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Old 08-24-2012, 13:49   #1
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Adjusting Mini14 rear sight

It's been 26 years since I owned my last Mini now I have a 181series again and is shooting low. I tried moving rear sight but isn't moving my poor memory remembers there was a trick to moving the sight. Am I right if so what was it. Thanks ringo63
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If it's the same as my 183, try pushing the button on top down with a small punch or bullet tip and then rotate the adjustment wheel counter clockwise to raise the POI. If it won't move you may have to put some oil on it to loosen it up.
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If it's the same as my 183, try pushing the button on top down with a small punch or bullet tip and then rotate the adjustment wheel counter clockwise to raise the POI. If it won't move you may have to put some oil on it to loosen it up.
^ That's it.

Also, for future reference, Here is the Owner's Manual for your rifle. Sight adjustment instructions are on page 31, but I'd recommend saving and printing that file.
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Thanks will squirt some penetrate oil and see if it helps.
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Originally Posted by COBrien View Post
^ That's it.

Also, for future reference, Here is the Owner's Manual for your rifle. Sight adjustment instructions are on page 31, but I'd recommend saving and printing that file.
Real men don't read instruction manuals.

Ringo63-to make things easier, you can pick up a sight adjustment tool for about $10 (link below). I made one from an old golf divot tool.

ruger mini 14 sight adjustment tool | eBay
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Originally Posted by wxl View Post
If it's the same as my 183, try pushing the button on top down with a small punch or bullet tip and then rotate the adjustment wheel counter clockwise to raise the POI. If it won't move you may have to put some oil on it to loosen it up.
That's should be COUNTERCLOCKWISE to raise point of impact.
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Originally Posted by Old_School View Post
That's should be COUNTERCLOCKWISE to raise point of impact.
Indeed...

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If it's the same as my 183, try pushing the button on top down with a small punch or bullet tip and then rotate the adjustment wheel counter clockwise to raise the POI. If it won't move you may have to put some oil on it to loosen it up.
Counterclockwise vs. counter clockwise vs. counter-clockwise.

Semantics...
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Turn it the opposite of clockwise.
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Originally Posted by wxl View Post
Turn it the opposite of clockwise.
Some would say anti-clockwise...
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Sight is now adjusted and ready for whatever. Thanks
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