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Do you use the same sight picture with peep sights as you do with regular open sight or do you treat it like the sight picture with a scope?
 

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Erik,

Good to see you here. A while back you offered to give a ladder sight some testing. If you are still interested, please send me an address I'll zip it off to you on loan. Standard production is still going strong and ladders are unfortunately on the back burner. Not forgotten however!

Thanks Erik,

ANDY
 

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Erik,
That thread is a great read! I find that the dead on or centered sight picture is more intuitive than the 6 o'clock hold with a peep sight. The eyes just seem to naturally focus on the front bead and the natural place to put it is where you want the bullet to go.
Thanks again for a great post.
 

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bluedodgeman said:
Erik,
That thread is a great read! I find that the dead on or centered sight picture is more intuitive than the 6 o'clock hold with a peep sight. The eyes just seem to naturally focus on the front bead and the natural place to put it is where you want the bullet to go.
Thanks again for a great post.
Glad it helped. :)
 

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Great thread Erik, love the photos!

What a good way to discribe HOW to use an aperture sight. Our tax dollars were not wasted!

Seems knowledgable shooters are re-discovering aperture/peep sights as a practical, simple, accurate solution.

Here is a pic of a sight I made for a PH in Africa. His rifle is a Whitworth 458 Win Mag.

This sight is Stainless steel, adjusts for windage and elevation, with a blued aperture.
 

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bluedodgeman said:
Erik,
That thread is a great read! I find that the dead on or centered sight picture is more intuitive than the 6 o'clock hold with a peep sight. The eyes just seem to naturally focus on the front bead and the natural place to put it is where you want the bullet to go.
Thanks again for a great post.
On the long shots one needs to see the target, that is why I use the 6 o'clock hold, for precision.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftsTi3u8YEs
I would not be able to get close if I had the front sight obscuring the target. The front sight appears to be 20 times, (or more,) than the target's size at that distance.
 

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I can see the value of the 6 o'clock hold for long shots. I'm mostly shooting at moose when hunting and having learned how to call them most shooting is less than 100 yards.
 

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I've always liked knowing my rifle was capeable of "Minute of Moose" :)

Gotta love BIG Targets!!!

And ones that TASTE soooooooo good..

The Model 375 Marlin is capeable of Minute of Moose...
 

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This fall I'm going to hunt moose with my 1895 guide gun using peep sights. I've shot many moose with a ruger #1 with a leupold scope but I'm looking forward to using the lever gun without glass! I'm sure the moose will taste just as good. ;D
 
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