Finally got to shoot my new G30SF yesterday only to find that it shoots about 2 inches low from 7 yards. Is there anything I can do about this?
What ammo are you using? Do you know your ammo's ballistics?Finally got to shoot my new G30SF yesterday only to find that it shoots about 2 inches low from 7 yards. Is there anything I can do about this?
What ammo are you using? Do you know your ammo's ballistics?
I run American Eagle 230gr FMJ through my 30SF for training and matches. It has the same ballistics as my self defense load, the Federal HST, so I know my training and shots will be the same. According to Federal's website, the ammo is zeroed for 25 yards. Their ballistics chart shows the round should hit 1 inch low at 7 yards, cross line of sight around 13 yards and again at 25 yards. Between 13 and 25 yards, it'll hit high. At 50 yards, it'll be 2 inches low.
I also found that I had to hold the front sight higher (basically raise it so the dot was bisected by the top of the rear sight) when using the standard 6.9mm rear sight. I switched the rear sight out for the 7.3mm and am able to have a proper (top edges of rear and front aligned) sight picture and be more consistent with my shot placement.
Are you hitting consistently low in the 6 o'clock region or is it also left or right of center? Perhaps it's a touch of trigger control problems? Here's a chart you can use that might help as well:
Do some experimenting and let us know how it turns out for you.