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Old 05-10-2017, 12:26 PM   #1
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Buckhorn or standard.

Just wondering what rear sight you folks prefer, buckhorn or standard

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Old 05-10-2017, 12:56 PM   #2
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I use to like the standard but with my old eyes now it's scopes.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:08 PM   #3
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Scopes are nice but don't want to do any drilling and tapping

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Old 05-10-2017, 04:09 PM   #4
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I like both, but only when the notch and front sight used on both offer good visibility. With most of the current interpretations of buckhorns I see, the notch is too skimpy and shallow and the bead size too small to be useable in low light. Almost worthless back in our dark woods. Have no issues with the design, just tat there aren't more options, available, for low light work. At least with standard open sights, you have more options.
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On my 94, I use a semi buckhorn and a HiViz front sight.

Just curious, what model is your take down?
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:45 PM   #6
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I wish I could find of school buckhorns.
Gun junkie do you have a pic of your semi buckhorn ?
Take down ???

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Old 05-10-2017, 08:50 PM   #7
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The pics I posted the buckhorn is on a cira 1950 marlin 336S.C. .35rem
The standard is on a win 94 cira 1950 .32 Winchester special

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Old 05-10-2017, 08:53 PM   #8
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Here's what they look like

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Old 05-10-2017, 09:26 PM   #9
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Buckhorn if you know to use it is a super sight . Personally I prefer a tang sight on lever gun it works great on old eyes if setup correctly . There is very few people with a 4X or 6X scope that can bet me with a TANG SIGHT is speed or accuracy .



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Cool. But I'm 6'4" and most tang sights are to close for comfort.
I know I do a lot of whining

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I wish I could find of school buckhorns.
Gun junkie do you have a pic of your semi buckhorn ?
Take down ???

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No, I don't have any pictures.

When I first looked at your picture, it looked like the barrel was laying off to the left of the receiver, instead of 2 rifles, so I was thinking take down.
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No, I don't have any pictures.

When I first looked at your picture, it looked like the barrel was laying off to the left of the receiver, instead of 2 rifles, so I was thinking take down.
Oh looking at the pic again I can see how that's it does look like that

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Cool. But I'm 6'4" and most tang sights are to close for comfort.
I know I do a lot of whining

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Tang and peep sights are design to be shot 1 to 2 " from the eye . Sounds like your stock is too short. .
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Tang and peep sights are design to be shot 1 to 2 " from the eye . Sounds like your stock is too short. .
Might be to short, but I kind of like stocks that are a little to short for me.
They just feel more comfortable and natural to me

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Might be to short, but I kind of like stocks that are a little to short for me.
They just feel more comfortable and natural to me

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I do have and like the appature peep sight on my old Enfield

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In the last 20 rifles I've owned only 3 of were scoped . I love peeps .







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Beautiful rifles and shooting, as always, TGR.
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Pretty slick shooting there

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So anyone know where I might find of school buckhorns ?

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