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    Boolit Man
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    Swedish rolling block sights

    Finally getting brass and boolit figured out for my 8x58r rolling block. The sights that come on these are OK at best and I could live with them if they were closer to point of aim. Not terrible but no up down adjustment. They are OK if I load up a 8mm jacketed bullet but cast up some 8mm maximum 225 lee and they drop pretty good. Still working powder charges and stuff but just got the brass figured out. Thinking about maybe a vernier sight from track of the Wolf since they are under a $100. Maybe a lollipop but like the idea of having adjustment for farther ranges. Even a new set of buckhorn but haven't looked into prices on them. Anyone else changed these and what did you use.
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    The prettiest rolling block I ever saw was a Lone Star with a Williams Fool Proof. At first it looked out of place, but it grew on me quickly and appeared perfectly natural in short order. Here's a similar one.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/656106495

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    I'm a tang sight guy, so I always go that route. For an economical tang sight I like the Lee Shaver economy soule at $225. But the MVA #132 is a vernier tang sight for $10 more, but no windage adjustment. Either are much more than the TOW tang sights, but also extremely higher quality. The TOW tang sight is pretty sloppy adjustments, and not repeatable.

    http://montanavintagearms.com/produc...er-tang-sight/

    http://stores.leeshavergunsmithing.c...g-range-soule/

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    I put one of the TOW verniers on mine and it worked just fine for 100yd work. If you can find it try some SR4759 that gave me the best groups with the Lee Boolit.

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    I shoot the 8mm MAX in my Swede.




    I load to @1850fps and have found it shoots to point of aim and it shoots way better than my old eyes can.

    All groups at 55yards:


    The middle is 32 grains of Norma N202.
    I lube the bottom two grooves only as i have found it cuts down on fliers.

    Vihtavuori N133 or N135 is the right speed.

    Here are some powders that suit the 32gr loading and need only a little tweaking to get it just right.
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    If any of you want to "stoke the bong" bear in mind that the rolling blocks are weaker than the Danish Krag action and max. pressure is @23kpsi for the rollers.

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    I also started out with the TOW cheap pedersoli sight but they are a pain to adjust and poorly marked. If you only plan to shoot at 100Y it wouldn't be too bad to start with. ( otherwise your going to spend $300 to $450 for a good sight but you will really appreciate it after you fiddle with that cheap sight ).

    hey, watch where ya point that thing!

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    This is the one that I got https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categ.../RS-CREED-3-WE
    but it was about $50 when i got it. If you intend to do any competition your money would be better spent on good sights. If you are going to plink, hunt, or shoot at ranges under 150yd the TOW sight will serve you just fine.

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    +1 for Lee Shavers sights.
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