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Troy Battle Sight Help?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by twoclones, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Was reading about the Troy Battle Sights on my S&W AR-15t and tried to turn the windage knob but cannot. Is there a trick to turning it or should I be able to use my fingers on the knurled knob?
     
  2. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    It's similar to an A1 type rear sight. Take a .223 bullet, and poke it in the hole to depress the detent. While holding in the detent, use that bullet to turn the knob. It will go one "notch". Then do it again (like an old rotary phone).

    You will likely not be able to do it by hand (which is a good thing for a BUIS).
     
  3. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    That did it. Too bad they don't put info like that in their FAQ...
     
  4. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    They just had pictures there:
    http://troyind.com/manuals/RearSight_Manual.pdf

    :D

    You can also use a coin to in the slot to get leverage on the detent, but I prefer the bullet method.
     
  5. Master17

    Master17 Salem Member

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    I also have a question about the Troy sights. both the front and the rear seem loose meaning they don't lock solid in the upright position. Thanks for any help.
     
  6. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I just checked mine. They make a healthy 'snap' when raised fully up and can wobble a very tiny amount from front to back. Certainly not enough to affect accuracy or even to rattle.
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    yes, it's normal for having very little front and back play.
     
  8. Master17

    Master17 Salem Member

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    mine has almost 14"
     
  9. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Is that 14 degrees? If so, that would be a problem.
     
  10. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    where did you get yours at? because there are many replicas out there.

    I think it moves about 1/8".
     
  11. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Smith & Wesson.
     
  12. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I see, try contacting s&w or tory ind.

    post some picture if you can.
     
  13. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Opps. Misunderstanding here. Mine from S&W work great.
     
  14. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    oh it wasn't you that having a problem. :laugh: move on.
     
  15. Master17

    Master17 Salem Member

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    sorry meant 1/4" way too much. it definitely will affect accuracy.
     
  16. Master17

    Master17 Salem Member

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    got it from troy
     
  17. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    1/4 sound bit much, contact tory ind.
     
  18. Master17

    Master17 Salem Member

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    sounds like the thing to do. thanks