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Thread: Well, I'm sold on peep sights.

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    Well, I'm sold on peep sights.

    Following the below topic - usual failing middle age eyesight means I cannot use the normal rear sight as well as I'd like on my 77K and wanted to try a peep sight.

    http://www.airgunbbs.com/showthread....ions-are-there

    Thanks to DCL_dave for the deal on a Chinese (Weihrauch style) rear sight and after an hour or so in the workshop I rigged this up. I did not have a washer or similar with a small enough aperture so fashioned some alu plate with a 2.0mm hole. A longer front bolt sits in the middle arrestor hole.

    Works a blooming treat. Bearing in mind [excuse time ] the failing light and not yet sighted in + I am still using the 77k front post (still need a HW35/80 hooded front sight if anyone has one) I'm pretty chuffed with a just over 1" group for the first five shots at 21 yds and 1/2" should be doable with some effort.

    I need to get a proper set up but these peeps are a heck of a lot easier to use.



    Max (Looking for: BSA CADET, Bam Chinese XS-B3-1 (Ak47) .22, Baikal IZH/MP 61, Haenel 310, Haenel 28 pistol, Daisy 1894 'Spitting Image' Winchester, pre-WW1 BSA Underlever)

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    yeah, me too. I really like the simplicity of opens, but everything is just a blurry mess these days.. the peep really sharpens everything up, especially the target itself !
    I'm currently looking for: an old style Parker Hale (not Pax) Phoenix, a .177 mk1 Meteor barrel ( or a whole gun if cheap), and a project Crosman 2200 (or bits). Thanks, JB.

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    Nice.
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    Think this is continuation from January...

    http://www.airgunbbs.com/showthread....p-Sights/page2
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    It's amazing what can be done with a cheap Chinese rearsight and a bit of ingenuity.

    Well done mate.
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    Nice work, there. Like it.

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    Cheers chaps, Benelli - genuinely missed that topic. Some great info there.
    Max (Looking for: BSA CADET, Bam Chinese XS-B3-1 (Ak47) .22, Baikal IZH/MP 61, Haenel 310, Haenel 28 pistol, Daisy 1894 'Spitting Image' Winchester, pre-WW1 BSA Underlever)

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    my eyes are to far gone for using them now

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    I have been taking Macushield for a couple of years and my optician says my eyes have improved slightly from my last eye test, I am 73.

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