How to Adjust Iron Sights on a Martin 30-30
The first thing you should do is set the front or rear sight to the correct distance from your target. This can be done by adjusting the front sight bead to the left or rear sight bead to the right. You may also need to clean the rifle’s patch and rod before you can make adjustments.
Front sight bead should be moved right
There are a few things you should remember when sighting in a marlin 30-30. First, you need to make sure that you are not shooting the front sight bead off-center. The front sight bead is held in a dovetail mount on the sight base. You can adjust the sight bead by tapping the sight on one side. This will move the front sight bead to the left or right depending on your preference. Usually, sight adjustments are needed when you change your ammunition.
Once you have adjusted the sight bead, you can adjust the front sight’s zero. The Marlin 30 AW and Marlin 336 CS have different sighting systems. The Marlin 30 AW has pressed-in checkering while the Marlin 336 CS features cut checkering. In both cases, the front sight has a black plastic buttplate with a brown rubber recoil pad and a white spacer.
Cleaning rod and patch for rifle
After shooting a magazine full of powder fouling, a cleaning patch can help remove the residue. The cleaning rod should be coated and have a rotating handle so that it is not in contact with the bore. Cleaners come in two main types, abrasive and chemical. The chemical cleaner is an oil or wax-based mixture.
To use a cleaning patch, you first need to clean the bore of the rifle. You can see this by inspecting the bore after firing. Afterwards, clean the patch with bore solvent. Once the patch is clean, it should be black with carbon residue. Be careful not to pull it back through the bore, as this can ruin the carbon.
You should also use a rod guide or bore extension tube. This will prevent the cleaning solvent from spilling into the receiver and will help you center the rod in the bore. This will reduce the risk of wearing the rifling. It also protects the muzzle crown from mechanical damage.
Using the Wyoming Sight Drifter
The Wyoming Sight Drifter is a simple but useful tool for adjusting iron sights on a marlin 30-30 rifle. It has a heavy steel cap with a brass end and a spring that moves the front sight. The screw is held in place by friction or sometimes a “cramp” screw. If you’re having trouble loosening the screw, try applying some penetrating oil.
The WSD comes in two basic models. A basic one-sided drifter costs $35, while a Deluxe model costs $105 and includes a tool bag and two brass punches for sight pins. One side of the WSD is screwed to the rear sight and the other is mounted on the front sight. The tool comes with a witness mark to ensure accuracy.
Another tool for adjusting open sights is the Wyoming Sight Drifter. This $32 tool impacts the brass push and drives force through the sight. The Wyoming Sight Drifter is sold by Skinner Sights.