I have a 1916 BSA SMLE I would like to try in a cast bullet military rifle match. I bought the rifle through the mail about 1954 when I was 13 years old.
My problem is elevation. I've replaced the battle sight with a Parker-Hale micrometer sight which is fine at 50 yards, but does not have spare elevation to reach 200 yards. I have not done a lot of development with different loads yet. So far I tried Lyman bullet 311413 over 12.7gr of Unique powder and 311291 over 16gr of 2400 powder (The "200-yard Load") . Both are fairly accurate at 50 yards. My thought is that I could increase range by increasing the powder charge. The question is "How Much?"
I've filed down the front sight until it is only a small nub, and I can't get much more elevation on the rear sight. I'd like to try solving this range issue with load development rather than rear sight replacement.
I've tried to post photos of the front and rear sights, but I'm not sure how to do that.