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Well, I tried the Williams FP? Too much BS for me. After wasting ammo at 100, backed up to 50, removed peep, dialed in to the 2" circle with buckhorns and let it be. Guess I go back to a low x scope for a 100 shot.
 

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Don't think I could see with any peep and a magnifying glass at a 100. Afraid I'm passed that. Mostly guessing today.
 

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I'm going to try a Marbles tang peep sight on my 94 CB with 24" barrel oron my 94 CB with the 20" barrel. I'm hoping to get more distance out of it that I don't think a Skinner will do, by design alone.
 

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AINT NO FISH said:
I'm going to try a Marbles tang peep sight on my 94 CB with 24" barrel oron my 94 CB with the 20" barrel. I'm hoping to get more distance out of it that I don't think a Skinner will do, by design alone.
Let us know how it works! I have heard good things about the tang sights.
 

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texjam said:
Well, I tried the Williams FP? Too much BS for me. After wasting ammo at 100, backed up to 50, removed peep, dialed in to the 2" circle with buckhorns and let it be. Guess I go back to a low x scope for a 100 shot.
Put the peep back on now that you are sighted in & use the buckhorns to kinda bore sight the peep. Skinner sights are very good but the Williams is very easy to adjust & fine tune.
 

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Maybe I'm wierd or something, but I'd much rather have the Williams peep than a Skinner myself. Thinking about putting one on Mrs Willy's 1894C to replace a half junk scope that's on it.

The only peep sight I've got installed is a Marbles tang on my Rossi 62 octagon pump 22 rifle. It was already very accurate with the factory rear sight, but with the Marbles tang, it's a tack driver.
 

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I put a Lyman 66A on my 1894CBL and had no issues with it at all. Precise site adjustments on it and very easy to
dial in. Even works with the as issued front site!
358 Win
 

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texjam, if you mean old 358 Win, well I don't get as good a group at 100yds as I do at 50yds but I reckon I'd hit a deer. My eyes are 59
years old, same as me!LOL I have an astigmasism (or however the heck it's spelled) and also diebeties. Both not good situations for using open or peep sites. My eye doctor sold some clip on glasses to wear with my corrective lenses and they certainly help clear up the
open/peep sites but make the target a little fuzzy. But hey, they help! I did shoot a deer at 80yds during the 2009 season. Used one of
my Win Mod 94's with a Lyman 66 receiver site. Hit the doe right smack on the shoulder and she was DRT. I think the tail twitched twice
and I was using the 165gr Hornady FTX factory load in .32 Special. I wasn't wearing the clip on glasses, just the regular glasses. Saw her standing looking over her back trail. There was snow on the ground and I cut a fresh track. I went super slow and she was curious as
to what was following her!
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Yes I meant you-sorry. I'm 54 and I tried a williams 5D. I could get on paper in a 6 in circle. Felt like was wasting time, so I yanked the peep, dropped back to 50 with irons and had no problems putting shots in the 2" circle and even had 2 touching. Good enough.
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44-40 Willy said:
Maybe I'm wierd or something, but I'd much rather have the Williams peep than a Skinner myself. Thinking about putting one on Mrs Willy's 1894C to replace a half junk scope that's on it.

The only peep sight I've got installed is a Marbles tang on my Rossi 62 octagon pump 22 rifle. It was already very accurate with the factory rear sight, but with the Marbles tang, it's a tack driver.
I dont think your weird. I like any side mounted peep MUCH better than a top mount, and for ME the Williams is about perfect. I'm not sure how many I have but every non scoped Marlin I have thats D&T on the side wears one. Not a one needs a taller front sight either. My favorite 30/30 did need a higher front but its scoped now.
 

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I just want you guys to tell me you can hit the 2 "circle at a 100 with a peep. I watched a guy bout half blind hit the circle at 100 with a Brit Enfield. I may try again, but have no confidence right now. lol
 

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texjam, to be honest, I CAN'T hit the 2" circle at 100yds with peep sites. Eyes are just too darn bad. I have an ancient Bushnell Banner 2.5x20mm on my 1894C and with that combo I can hit the 2" circle at 100yds. I'm thinking of putting same glass on my 1894CBL. I have another Bushnell Banner 2.5x20mm new in the box that I'm going to try and wring out the accuracy of that 1894CBL! Like they say
"getting old ain't for sissys.
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Remember to keep your eyes focused on the front sight when you have everything lined up.

Try getting your sight alignment and then slightly drop the front sight down while focusing on the target and bring the front sight back up until it "lands" on the spot you want to hit. You might need to do this a couple times before you feel confident you have the sight covering your desired POI. I hope that makes sense.

Hitting a 2" circle is certainly possible but it also may be a little ambitious for a field rifle. My rule of thumb is that my maximum effective range, regardless of the firearm and setup, is that range at which I can consistently place all my shots within a four inch group. That is plenty accurate for a hunting rifle. A lot of experienced shooters actually allow themselves six inches.
 

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texjam said:
I just want you guys to tell me you can hit the 2 "circle at a 100 with a peep. I watched a guy bout half blind hit the circle at 100 with a Brit Enfield. I may try again, but have no confidence right now. lol
I cant see a 2" circle at 100 yards. But I can hit the center of a bullseye I can see, and on a good day when Gods on my side I can shoot a 2" group. IMHO a peep is always better than open sights. If you can only see well enough for 50 yard shots with open sights you should shoot better at that yardage than with open sights. I bet once you got accustomed to useing them you might feel confident at 100 yards.
 

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One thing I have noticed that has an effect on my abilities with a peep is my progressive lens glasses. Sitting at a bench I have to pull my head back in order to focus on the front sight. When standing it is much easier to focus. YMMV.
 

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One thing I have noticed that has an effect on my abilities with a peep is my progressive lens glasses. Sitting at a bench I have to pull my head back in order to focus on the front sight. When standing it is much easier to focus. YMMV.
Is it different with open sights?
 

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Is it different with open sights?
No, same deal, it is how the lenses are made, and what spot I have to look to focus 30" out because the correction changes where you look through the glasses on progressive lenses. When seated at a bench I have to hold my head back considerably in order to find the sweet spot on the lens that lets me focus the front bead. When standing it is much easier to find the right spot to see the sight, for me anyway..
 

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I am having a similar problem with my progressive lenses. At the range, with open sights I look over my glasses and I get a clearer sight picture. I need to get my prescription redone and I'm going to ask the optomitrist about shooting with progressive lenses. I am going to try out the Marble tang this weekend on my new 94 cbl 24" that I am picking up tomorrow!!!!!
Next week I'll let you all know how it was.
 
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