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    Snider windage

    Anyone know how to adjust a Snider for windage left or right.
    Is it just use Kentucky windage??.
    Mine shoots nice groups but about 4 inches to the right and 3 inches high at 50mts.
    The 3 inch up I understand is for battle conditions, thats with the rear sight at its lowest.

    Also who supplies Tophat / Musket caps, .............. not for the Snider.

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    Ring up Hayes and Associates?
    A good shot at close range beats a 'hit" at a longer range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasbay View Post
    Anyone know how to adjust a Snider for windage left or right.
    Is it just use Kentucky windage??.
    Mine shoots nice groups but about 4 inches to the right and 3 inches high at 50mts.
    The 3 inch up I understand is for battle conditions, thats with the rear sight at its lowest.

    Also who supplies Tophat / Musket caps, .............. not for the Snider.
    Got 3 Sniders. Used to actively shoot in comps with 2 of them b4 I lost interest in BP shooting.
    The 3rd Snider I think is a Khyber Pass jobby and I was never game to shoot it. Also has the non locking (suicide) action.
    The 2 I did shoot I was fortunate - they were good at 100yd on steel, never needed regulating. 4 inches at 50 is a lot. Is there any obvious misalignment? Mine were loaded fairly mild with paper patched minie bullets. I also shot 2 Parker Hale Enfields, a Musketoon and a Naval Rifle. Both of those were initially off the target at 100yds. I made a replacement rear "v" for both of those and that solved them. Nearly buggered the Naval rifle as I attempted to move the front post by heating, thinking it was sweated on. Much (too much) heat later it fell off. Then I found it was actually positioned on the barrel with a pin under the post. I ended up refitting it and then made the change to the rear notch. With the Snider you would be reluctant to grind/cop/heat/file - well I would hope you would. Pity it shoots high at 50. Have you tried it at 100? If it shot low you could easily fix both windage and elevation by aralditing an adjusted v leaf behind the existing leaf. This is what I did with one of my Parker Hales taking it to the range and trying it b4 I made a permanent adjustment.
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    Tasbay - on every Snider rear sight I have seen the rear notch section of the rear sight detaches - one small screw to undo which is hopefully not munted on the head. If you are clever you can make a replacement with the notch/v adjusted over and in your case a wee bit deeper maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasbay View Post
    Anyone know how to adjust a Snider for windage left or right.
    Is it just use Kentucky windage??.
    Mine shoots nice groups but about 4 inches to the right and 3 inches high at 50mts.
    The 3 inch up I understand is for battle conditions, thats with the rear sight at its lowest.

    Also who supplies Tophat / Musket caps, .............. not for the Snider.
    I've got some Top Hat caps you can have, do you need any snider brass? If your lucky I know where there is some, snider doesn't use caps?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Tasbay - on every Snider rear sight I have seen the rear notch section of the rear sight detaches - one small screw to undo which is hopefully not munted on the head. If you are clever you can make a replacement with the notch/v adjusted over and in your case a wee bit deeper maybe.
    Thanks Zimmer, That I will look into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
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    I've got some Top Hat caps you can have, do you need any snider brass? If your lucky I know where there is some, snider doesn't use caps?
    Maca49, Thanks. The musket caps I was interested in as there was a Musketoon up for auction on T/M, thought it would be something I would be more relaxed about dragging around the bush than my Snider as its a nice specimen. Snider Brass.... Yep always looking for that stuff.

 

 

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