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Offline Nessmuck

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Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« on: April 05, 2019, 03:26:52 PM »
Just putting it out there....I donít shoot in any matches....but a rear sight would help. Or be a purist and tough it out...lol ...What say you. .... and if I had to sell the gun ,could it devalue it ?

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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 04:08:41 PM »
If you're not shooting matches I'd put one  on. I've seen many old fowling guns with rear sights that were probably put on sometime after the gun was initially built.
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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 04:49:56 PM »
You can always make a slug to fit the dovetail. Lots of old rifles have old dovetails for rear sights filled in.
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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 04:55:21 PM »
I get good accuracy on my smoothbores without a rear sight by lining up the front bead with the shadow of the tang screw

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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 08:59:16 PM »
There's one on my smoothbore.  I shoot it same as I shoot rifles with no adjustment needed.
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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2019, 04:00:46 AM »
Iam going up to David Prices Flintlock shop tomorrow....heís going to Solder on a new ďTurtleĒ sight on my Tulle....cuz I filled it down to much....trying to raise my group ( its my first smooth bore ,so stop laughing). And ....I just might have him install a rear sight too !

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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2019, 04:50:33 AM »
I like it better without one. Takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it. But after a while I have to wonder if a rear sight would be of any help at all.

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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2019, 05:42:31 AM »
I have 2 smoothbore long guns, one in the Tule F.d.C. style. I can shoot okay without the rear sight at the range in normal positions with good form, but things change a bit in the field with some shots in awkward positions, it changes the relation of your eye (the rear sight) to the rest of the gun and front sight. I definitely prefer having the rear sight.

Type G British trade guns had a rear sight, so a smoothbore with a rear sight during colonial times isn't unheard of. No documented examples of Tule guns having them that I'm aware of, but I'm not an expert.
I've seriously considered putting a very small unobtrusive rear sight on my Centermark Tule F.d.C.

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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2019, 05:47:59 AM »
Put a peep sight on the tang screw.  Simple piece of metal that is easily removed.  Drill the peep as big as needed.




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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2019, 06:24:13 AM »
I don't use a rear sight on my smoothbores. I know what sight picture I need . Basically , I shot it when building it and when I had a group, I worked on the stock until my cheek /hold was comfortable and the gun naturally comes into that position. Dead on at 25 yards. Raise my head a tad and it's on at 50 yards.  I can visualize a rear sight in place. Hope this makes sense.

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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2019, 07:14:20 AM »



I taught myself to shave with a Straight 10 years ago...and keep them sharp. So I can learn new things that have a learning curve.....but Iam on the fence with the rear sight...but I do like the peep sight,a lot ! Thanks !

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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2019, 01:54:43 PM »
 I think with enough practice you don't need one. I don't practice much. I left the Queen Anne tang bolt(which threads up from the bottom) long on my new England fouler so the threaded end sticks up above the tang to use as a sight. This really helps me turkey hunting as without using the sight, I shot too high. In competition where rear sights are banned, I have a shorter screw I install.

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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2019, 08:42:41 PM »
Put a peep sight on the tang screw.  Simple piece of metal that is easily removed.  Drill the peep as big as needed.




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Thanks....gonnah use your idea. Will post pics when complete.

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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 09:29:32 PM »
I have 5 of those holed magnets coming for testing on both rifles and smoothbore.
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Re: Tulle Smoothbore...Rear sight..Yes or No..
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2019, 09:52:58 PM »
Smooth bores usually short range shooting, 50 yds. or less. Our club matches are 25/50 & canít have a rear sight.. I find to stay consistent (with a smooth bore)ya gotta shoot it pretty regular.
Donít have one on my Tulle, if I hunted with it I would see if it helped me. Good luck,
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