This afternoon I emailed Skinner and sent them this photo in search of a solution. I'm guessing they will need to cut the front sight down. I also asked for directions on how to properly adjust the sight, so I can pass that information onto you. Once I get this adjustment taken care of, this is going to be one fun rifle to shoot. The sights are fast and unlike the Marble sights, they are far forward and out of the way. There also doesn't appear to be much that can get out of adjustment. The Marble sight is classically cool looking, but it's fragile and the post was prone to loosening up and going out of adjustment. This sight appears to be very solid. Now if I can only get it to point right. I'll let you know as soon as I get a response from Skinner.
...and here's that letter from Skinner I promise you:
I did see your Email via my phone, then must have lost it when I opened up Email on my comp. Perhaps the photo sent it to my spam filter?
Anyway, what you are experiencing is normal. Installing a taller front sight will lower your point of impact. That is the reason for the taller front sight since the rear sight is going to raise impact with the factory front sight. Also, the Skinner Patridge blade is designed to be "trimmed" down to the exact height needed without changing blade thickness. Use a sharp file and cut it down till your impact is where you want it to be at the range you want to be zeroed at. About .005" makes a 1" point of impact change at 100 yards. .010" for 1" at 50 yards, and .020" for 1" at 25 yards.
I'd set the skinner aperture up one turn from bottom then make those adjustments to the front sight. That will give you plenty of adjustment later if you change loads or other variables.
There is no way to predict front sight height without shooting on paper. Every shooter/load/rifle combination is different. There is quite a bit of information on our front sight and technical pages at www.skinnersights.com.
Thanks for the Email Bob, hope that helps. ANDY
Hello Bob, I just read your posts and saw the photos of the Henry's with Skinner Sights. Great photos. The brass base/black dovetail sight I sent you is the first one in that color combination. It looks GREAT on your rifle. Needing taller front sights is just normal. How much taller is always a "shoot N see" proposition. Its not difficult to trim one down. Once you get it all regulated it will be a real joy to shoot.
Thanks for trying them out. Please let me know if I can be of more help. Thanks Bob, ANDY