Sight/pic rail alignment

Discussion in 'SU-22' started by strike, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. strike

    strike Guest

    Apr 25, 2009
    So I happened into a new SU-22. This is my first experience with one and my first Kel-tec product.

    I sighted it in at 25 yards, and now the rear peep is about as far left as it will go. Is this common with these rifles? I haven't bothered to figure out what isn't aligned, but either my front sight or my pic rail is out of alignment with the bore.

  2. Liberty4Ever

    Liberty4Ever Moderator Moderator Supporter

    May 19, 2006
    Lexington KY
    It's likely to be the front sight. It doesn't take too much angular misalignment to result in an off-center rear sight. Kel-Tec has upgraded their front sight installation jig and this is much less of a problem now. Some of the first SU-22 models and PLR-22 models had to be returned because it wasn't possible to align the rear sight enough to be on target. Oops!

    I have one of the first hundred SU-22s to ship. I put optics on it immediately. I still haven't checked to see if the front sight is on straight. I guess I should do that. If I needed to return it for a front sight re-installation, I'd ask them to do the upgrade on the feed ramp too. I already did the upgrade for the enlarged ejection port.

  3. Whodat

    Whodat New Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Yes my rear sight is set to the left, but it is about 1/8 - 1/4 inch from all the way. Its center though. I'm using a BSA Red Dot also. Its shoots good either way. The red dot just makes 70-100 yds. easier.
  4. shep854

    shep854 Well-Known Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Birmingham, AL
    I had that problem with my rifle.  Since I had the rifle only a few weeks before calling K-T, they sent me a call tag for shipping and I returned it under warranty.  After getting it back, I was able to sight it in with only a small leftward adjustment.

    Give them a call.  Be sure to ask about the call tag. You will find their customer service second to none!
  5. fufodog

    fufodog New Member

    May 8, 2009
    I have the same problem with my Alpha, so I ordered the Bravo replacement sights. In the meantime, I got a Barska scope and when I mounted it to the rail and tried to align it with a bore scope, I noticed that the scope was as far off line as the old sights. It seems the barrel is out of alignment with the receiver/picatinny rail. Now, I'm thinking this is something that only Kel-Tec can resolve. Should I send it back, or is there a simple fix for this?
  6. ktwm

    ktwm Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2004

    It sounds like you are talking about the SU-16...not the SU-22. It is possible that the barrel is bent , and that is why you are getting the mis-alignment. the barrel can be straightnened by Kel-Tec, or just re-mounted if that is what is needed.