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Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

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Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by Cappisj1 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:11 am

Is there a correct or preferred sight picture for the sights on the Frontier? Is it personal preference or is there a method for better consistency. I figure there are three positions for the front bead. Should the bead be high like an ice cream cone, medium with the bead splitting the rear sight or the top of the bead even with the top of the rear sight? Love this gun and the way it shoots, just want to make sure I am doing it justice. Sketch not to scale.
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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by Mistered » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:18 am

You really need to 'round' out that 'V' in your buckhorn blade into a 'U' shape so you can see your entire front sight bead and have a little light around it.

A little space between the front bead and rear blade is necessary to be able to 'center' the bead and see it in it's entirety.
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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by JEBar » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:08 am

with open sights I believe that the correct sight picture is the one that allows the shooter to put the bullet on target .... the front and rear sights on the firearm don't change but the way a shooter's eye lines them up will vary with differences in human physiology .... I've found that while I may place the top of the front bead at 6 o'clock on the target, another person may hold it so that it covers the center of the target .... the sights haven't changed ... the change is literally in the eye of the beholder
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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by RED » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:40 am

Of your three un-scaled sketches, #3 more closely resembles correct sight ALIGNMENT.
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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by North Country Gal » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:20 am

Buckhorn sights are more than just a throwback to tradition. The sight was designed that way for a reason. Here's a link to an excellent article on buckhorn sights by Tom Gaylord in reference, of all things, to air rifles, but it applies to any kind of rifle with buckhorn sights.

https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2015/11 ... y-windage/
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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by Mistered » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:33 am

A couple basics to give you an Idea.
The 'bottom line' is you need to see your complete front bead or blade and not have any part of it covered up.
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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by PT7 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:39 am

Great first question, Cap.
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Is there a correct or preferred sight picture for the sights on the Frontier? Is it personal preference or is there a method for better consistency.
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Post by Mags » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:06 am

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Others here have given you good advice. I'll just add welcome to the forum from the TV, Oregon.
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Post by Mistered » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:08 am

https://www.google.com/search?q=buckhor ... e&ie=UTF-8

Click on the above link. When open, Click on 'Images' at the top.
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Post by CT_Shooter » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:10 am

Welcome to the forum from CT. I'm sure the answers you've already received will be helpful. Glad you joined us.

Please consider adding your Frontier to the members' running total of Henrys owned here:

http://henryrifleforums.com/viewtopic.p ... 58#p115058
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