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PostSubject: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 11th 2014, 2:27 pm

After installing this onto Rays Hawken and finding it to low, I decided to install it onto my Hawken since I will be shooting 200 yards and need a very low front sight to make up for the 37" of drop. I am not worried about the group size, the .562" ball doesn't react well with my powder I am using, I love Goex but not the German stuff surprisingly.

I decided, this one will have the ramp set ALL the way down and put dead on at 100 yards. Right now at 50 yards I am Aprox. 6" low and will have to remove some front sight in order to get me up there. Need to tap the sight over to the right more " Adjusting front sight" to get her center but that gets all finished and fine tuned once I buy some Goex 2f.



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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 11th 2014, 7:59 pm

I like the looks of that sight as opposed to the higher type you find on the production hawkens nowadays.
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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 13th 2014, 6:40 am

I believe they put the higher sight on so you can file to desired height. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 13th 2014, 7:20 am

What are those rear sights called Jon ? Like the looks of them.

I was thinking to use an original .58 Enfield rear on my Hawken .54 to get more elevation but that sight will also do the job if I know what to look for.
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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 13th 2014, 8:57 am

I can't see the notch in it but it looks like a buckhorn sight.

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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 13th 2014, 11:37 am

its a buckhorn off a marlin 336 3030
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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 13th 2014, 12:46 pm

"I believe they put the higher sight on so you can file to desired height."

I guess I should have been more clear. I was talking about the rear sight, not the front one! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 13th 2014, 4:44 pm

It's a semi-buckhorn sight.  This is a buckhorn sight:

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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 13th 2014, 5:22 pm

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It's a semi-buckhorn sight.  This is a buckhorn sight:

Boy, I haven't seen one of those in a long time. I forgot how close they are to functioning like a peep.

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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 14th 2014, 3:40 am

Never owned a rifle with one of them on top , how effective were they ?
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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 14th 2014, 5:45 am

What is that screw for on the right "horn"? I also have never used a Buckhorn sight.

I guess they are Antelope horns?  :Hide 

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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 14th 2014, 6:15 am

Looks more like goat horns to me....
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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 14th 2014, 6:58 am

In the 50s it was not unusual to see buckhorn sights on Winchester model 94, model 86 and model 71 rifles.   Saw those sights on a few Marlins also.   Some guys liked those buckhorn sights, i never did. 

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What is that screw for on the right "horn"?

That is a modern buckhorn sight, probably made by Marble's.  The screw is for adjusting the height of sight insert that has the diamond.   The originals did not have that insert.
 
Several years ago a friend had his Dad's model 86 Winchester restored.  The shop restored the original buckhorn sight and ivory bead front sight.
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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 14th 2014, 11:37 am

Except for the sharp edges catching on things, I think it would be highly effective. Semi-peep and notch = best of both worlds I would think.

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PostSubject: Re: Dialing in the new sight & Lube test   February 20th 2014, 10:50 am

On my .54 GPR I had to file down 1/8'' on the front sight to bring up the PBR zero for 70 yrds I was hitting about 6'' low... IT don't take much off the front blade to bring up the POI... BTW my rifle has the Buckhorn rear and I found the front blade was to THICK there was not enuf light getting past the blade in respect to the grove in the rear to help center the sight.
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