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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by GFK » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:02 pm

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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by Cappisj1 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:30 pm

So, the correct location would be to hold the front bead in the rear site like my last sketch. Then I could adjust for yardage by moving the front bead higher in the rear sight window.

I’ll take a better look and see if I want to modify the rear sight, making the “v” or “u” large enough for the bead. That kind of makes it a modified peep sight combined with a buckhorn.

Thanks for the help and I’ll get the member thing done tonight.
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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by Mistered » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:33 pm

I’ll take a better look and see if I want to modify the rear sight, making the “v” or “u” large enough for the bead.
Its really important you see the entire bead or you will not notice small side to side movements that may affect POI.

With regard to peep sights there is a LOT of light around the bead or blade and accuracy is improved.
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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by JEBar » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:43 pm

Cappisj1 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Thanks for the help and I’ll get the member thing done tonight.
thanks for adding your Henry to our community's total .... a key to shooting with open sights is to be able to repeat the exact position of the front sight as it is lines up with the rear sight .... for that to happen its important to be able to see all of the front sight
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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by Mistered » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:46 pm

That kind of makes it a modified peep sight combined with a buckhorn.
Not really.

Quality buckhorns have rear blades that have properly sized grooves that allow you to see the entire front sight.

Unfortunately the rear blade 'V' or 'U' grooves on buckhorns of some rifles are too small to allow for a proper sight picture (such as my Henry had) but that sight in now in my gun part 'junk' bin and has been replaced with a Williams receiver peep sight.

You might want to seriously consider a peep sight.
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Post by Cofisher » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:14 pm

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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by Mags » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:39 pm

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I can 'see' that. :roll:
Cofisher wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:14 pm
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Re: Buckhorn “Correct” Sight Picture

Post by North Country Gal » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:19 am

I fully agree on the need to see light around the front sight. I have no qualms, whatsoever, of modding an open sight set to get this done. It shouldn't be necessary, but manufacturers often just slap the same set of sights on all models without regard to this for the sake of cutting costs. I see this frequently on revolvers where the same sights are used on a 6" barrel gun and the 2" barrel version of the same model. That front blade will have daylight around it on the 6" model, but hardly any around the 2" model because the front blade is closer to the rear sight. End of rant. :)
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