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    Scope? Or not to scope?

    Let's hear the input. 1894 CL in 32-20. It's my yote rifle. Thinking about scoping it. But apertures look better.

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    I vote no scope. Especially in an old school classic chambering like that.
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    Don't know your particular situation... age, vision, etc, etc, but can you still see/use open iron or peeps? If not, the answer would be to scope or possibly red dot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bingo View Post
    Let's hear the input. 1894 CL in 32-20. It's my yote rifle. Thinking about scoping it. But apertures look better.
    Bingo,

    Peep sights extend the usable time for aging eyes. If you are shooting 100 yards or less, a hunting velocity load in the strong action will have very little vertical movement out to 100 yards. As long as you can see both the front sight and target clearly, keep with the iron sights. Also, a Lyman 17A front globe will also help. However, as soon as the eyes no longer give you what you need, optics will keep you going for as long as you can.

    Consider a Williams Fool Proof with target knobs and a eye cup upgrade. The Williams twilight eye cup and the brass ring will also help aging eyes. BuffaloArms is a good source for both. Consider the smalle and middle size rear apertures, the large is too much with the mounting position on the 1894.

    For your pleasure, here is the best single 32-20 load data reference I have found on line.

    Enjoy.

    I just got back from the range today testing a new load for my 1892 Win 32-20 24" barrel with a cast 110 gr GC bullet moving at 1,800 fps. It is a keeper. I started at 14.0 gr and worked up to 15.5 gr AA-1680 with win small pistol primer looking for the best accuracy. 1,750-1,800 fps was the sweet spot.

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    Myself I would go open sights. Maybe upgrade the rear to a nice Marbles Buckhorn. If the eyes cant make that work than a Williams FP or a Lyman classic rear peep. If the eyes cant make that work than a Leupold FX 2.5X20.

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    Funny you mention the FX2.5. 1 of 2 I'd consider. I am leaning toward the peeps though. They're such trim receivers the scope will sure be useful. But I'm still capable with sights. I'm tempted to try the RP's but I don't love the way they look.

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    coyote i would scope. I scoped my CL bee. I have a dz with steel receiver peeps and a dz with factory irons. only have 4-5 scoped levers they are all for hunting.
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    Bingo, I'm with PDP and if it were mine (I'd love to find a CCL in .32-20 or .25-20), I would put a peep on it.
    I have the Williams on my .357s, but a folding Marbles on the tang would be better!
    Out to 100Y or so (your effective range), they are nearly as accurate as a scope & LOOK SO MUCH BETTER!
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    With my eyes, there's no question. I absolutely need to scope it if I want to hit anything.
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    I'm pretty well versed in the use of aperture sights. It's just the thought of something smallish at that 100 yard mark? Fox, bobcat, etc. Any of you had a chance to compare Skinner vs. RP side by side?


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