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I have a Thompson Center Hawken 50 caliber flintlock that is shooting about 3 inches to left of center at 50 yards. I understand that the rear sight should be moved to the right to change point of impact. My question is do I turn the Screw Clockwise or Counter Clockwise to move point of impact to the right. My eyes are not nearly what they were 30 Years ago. Thank you!
 

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you want to move the rear sight the same way you want the point of aim, you move the front sight opposite the point of aim...
 

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I have a Thompson Center Hawken 50 caliber flintlock that is shooting about 3 inches to left of center at 50 yards. I understand that the rear sight should be moved to the right to change point of impact. My question is do I turn the Screw Clockwise or Counter Clockwise to move point of impact to the right. My eyes are not nearly what they were 30 Years ago. Thank you!
I like to give the windage screw a good half turn and watch what the sight blade does in relation to the base. This will give you positive feed back on which way to turn the screw without relying on memory.
Don't be afraid to adjust sights with screw adjustments as they are repeatable and that's why they are there. Shading is not nearly as precise as changing sight adjustments for light conditions , mirage and wind.
 
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I have a Thompson Center Hawken 50 caliber flintlock that is shooting about 3 inches to left of center at 50 yards.
Stop "peeking".
It's not the gun,, it's the shooter.
don't over think it.
"Follow through" the shot,, put the sight's back on the target,, don't "look" where the shot landed,, you'll see that later,
Follow through.
 
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I have a Thompson Center Hawken 50 caliber flintlock that is shooting about 3 inches to left of center at 50 yards. I understand that the rear sight should be moved to the right to change point of impact. My question is do I turn the Screw Clockwise or Counter Clockwise to move point of impact to the right. My eyes are not nearly what they were 30 Years ago. Thank you!
You could always just mark your sight with something like a Sharpie and watch it move. Low tech and boring, but will work. Or maybe use the graduations on the sight, though that removes a lot of the challenge.
 

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