Raising a front sight lowers where the bullet will hit. . . “I filed and filed on my front sight and it still shoots high.” This line was an inside joke at our muzzleloading range years ago. The rule of thumb should be to move the front sight the opposite direct you wish to move the bullet’s impact. Raising a front sight lowers where the bullet will hit. Lowering the front raises the impact point. An ideal situation would be to fire your new muzzleloader and find it hits low on the target. Now, filing the front sight raises the impact of the bullet. Before you file too much, it would be good to fire at different distances. File too much and you’re in the opening scenario, and a replacement front is necessary.