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Offline Nhgrants

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Peep Sight Installation
« on: September 20, 2019, 11:17:08 PM »
Looking for some general guidance. Is it preferable to get the aperture as close to the eye as reasonably
 possible? Thanks

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Re: Peep Sight Installation
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Re: Peep Sight Installation
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 12:24:53 AM »
I prefer it close like that.
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Re: Peep Sight Installation
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2019, 12:55:02 AM »
Closer to the eye is better than out on the barrel.

Offline MuskratMike

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Re: Peep Sight Installation
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2019, 01:07:27 AM »
The pictured rifle is a Lowell Haarer rifle. I recognize the peep sight. I had Lowell install one on my new rifle/pistol combination (rifle only). They can be seen on his web site under "recent projects". It works great on my old eyes. It still has a traditional rear sight, these are more like a "ghost ring" and do wonders for bringing the sights into focus.
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Re: Peep Sight Installation
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2019, 01:48:24 AM »
Thanks
How big is the aperture?

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Re: Peep Sight Installation
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2019, 01:58:04 AM »
Thanks
How big is the aperture?

As big as needed, For hunting a larger aperture works well but avoid "ghost ring" type arrangements they are hard to use in low light.
 This is on a heavy target rifle. The vertical that holds the sliding aperture in dovetailed onto the spring. It has an aperture too fine for hunting.



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Offline MuskratMike

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Re: Peep Sight Installation
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2019, 03:30:00 AM »
If using as a "sight" I would agree. However the photo in the first post and the one on my post are for sight acquisition not to be used as a sight. I have used them in all forms of light and never have had a problem seeing my sights or the target. That is why it is a "ghost ring" not an aperture sight.
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Re: Peep Sight Installation
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2019, 04:00:41 PM »
I always preferred a smaller aperture for targets and a ghost ring for hunting.

The closer to the eye the better.
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Re: Peep Sight Installation
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2019, 12:45:14 AM »
I use mine as a sight. The hole should not be so small as to cover a lot of the animal for hunting. If it does then it can be hard to tell exactly where you are aiming on the animal. When I made my peeps I started out with a smaller hole that was good on targets but not so good on deer even though I killed 2 using it the first year. So I used a lifesize deer target at 50 yards and drilled the hole out one number drill at a time until it suited me. Sorry, but I don't remember the drill sizes.
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Looking at the lock and barrel you can see the white stuff on the barrel. That is where the flash from the pan has coated the barrel with fouling. Inside that area front to rear is the no zone for a peep sight. If you place your sight a little behind the rear of the fouling it will stay clean when you shoot and still be a proper distance from your eye. I am not giving exact measurements because every gun and every shooter is a little different.
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Re: Peep Sight Installation
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2019, 08:00:31 PM »
For target/working up loads,  I made a smaller aperture with a 40sw brass, drilled out the primer. split the case near the base ,(cutaway most of the case)with a hack saw, it snaps on the Lowell ghost ring secured with a little hot melt glue(just incase  recoil )