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Thread: suggestions of good sights for not great eyesight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogleg View Post
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    I have used these with good success .
    Ive used those on a Henry BBS. They work well? I like it that its mounted farther down the barrel than a peep on the receiver. It helped me because my glasses are for distance causing a close up peep to blur out. You have to have the right height front sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outpost75 View Post
    When I was in your situation ten years ago, before cataract surgery, I got best results with an XS ghost ring peep with the XS Express Rifle bead shown below.

    Not a "precision" sight for group shooting, but absolutely great for fast shooting in the woods and for ringing steel. If you don't care for a tang sight, Marbles has what they call a "Bullseye" forward-mounted peep in both "short" and "long" tang versions on a dovetail base which uses the existing barrel cut: https://www.brownells.com/rifle-part...prod27265.aspx. That combined with the big Express Rifle bead is a viable option.

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    In my .44 Magnum rifles and revolvers, like you, I also load to .44-40 levels. Accurate 43-206H with 7 grains of Bullseye is quite adequate. Getting 1000 rounds for a pound of powder has a nice "ring" to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogleg View Post
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    I have used these with good success .
    Outpost75 and frogleg; I just installed the nice big white dot sight up front and the Bullseye long sight at the rear. Have not shot it yet. The front sight is definitly a HUGE improvement over the tiny brass dot that came on the 24" 1892 rifle. I could even get by with the original buckhorn sights with that big white dot. The Bullseye sight is kind of strange where the inner aperture sort of fades as my eye gains focus on the front dot. Looks good.

    Thanks to both of you for posting the pics!

    prs

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    I'm 71. I'm astigmatic and wear trifocals. I went with a Marble's tang sight and couldn't be happier. It really improved my shooting.

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    Another option is Marbles FULL BUCKHORN. I find that removal of the tiny plate in the bottom of this sight gives a nice round bottom peep looking sight that when relaxed and not over trying ... gives me an accurate and easy to use BIG peep barrel mounted sight. Looks very cool as well. I ust the full curl where the "horns" come together as a longer range sighting settup.

    I also have that bullseye sight but to be honest ... I like that traditional looking and acting FULL BUCKHORN.
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    I'm so old I have variable bifocal glasses. I tried a rear aperture, but saw 1 1/2 apertures. My 45-70 now has a 1-4X heavy crosshair scope in an old Weaver pivot mount and the front sight is a Tijicon tritium dot. The rear leaf has been milled to make it an express v.

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    I'm with bigted.
    33yrs ago I put a 3/32" Brass bead and a Marble's Full Buckhorn on My Win 94 - .44Mag For Cowboy Shooting. I was 33yrs old then.
    Ya, use the rear sight like a peep, just focus on the big Brass front sight.
    I switched to a Uberti '73 - 24" in .44-40 a year later, same sight setup. I have setup all My pistol caliber Cowboy Rifles the same way ever since.
    I was able to keep 10 shots in a 4" group at 50yrds on a 12 steel plate in under 7 seconds. And I was considered SLOW. That's minute of bunny.
    My Cowboy Rifle caliber Levers all have Tang sights and 1/8" Brass bead front sights.
    My other levers all have receiver peeps and 1/8" brass or "ivory" fronts.
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