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    Rear Sight Replacement on Model 28 6"

    My Model 28-2 has a bent and cracked rear sight blade. It was like that when I bought it which is why I got a good deal on the purchase. It sights fine at 10 yards but I wanted to put in a new white outline blade. I ordered the .160" blade but recently found a table that indicates a .136" blade is appropriate. That blade is not available so a .146" is closer.

    My questions are can I made enough elevation adjustment to compensate for the taller sight or should I send it back and get the .146? Also, I intended to use the .357 for deer hunting. Wouldn't the taller sight be better for longer shots?
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    If there's still quit a bit of vertical adjustment left in your rear sights you can likely make up for .024", if you're close to 'bottomed out' it will shoot way too high. If you're planning on sighting in for longer shots anyway it shouldn't be a big problem (depends on your idea of 'long range', mine is 100+ yards for a handgun). I'd try what you have before worrying about the 'what if's'. You can always swap them out later if you run out of adjustment.
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't that measurement refer to the notch width, not height.

    If there is enough left of the old sight use a vernier caliper and measure the old one compared to the new one.
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    That's what I thought when I ordered it. But, no, it refers to the blade height. Well, if I have to order another one, they are only $11 and the old blade is reusable.
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    The taller sight will give you more elevation at distance. I
    would still order the 2nd blade when you get the opportunity.
    That way you've got it, just in case you decide to swap it out. It'll reduce your wait.

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