Semi buckhorn sight

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Muddly
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Semi buckhorn sight

#1 Post by Muddly » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:43 pm

Actually, not terrible once you're used to them!
My M99 wears one and I can stay right around 2 inches for 3 at 100 yards.
I read the idea was to funnel your vision towards the notch and the wings help block glare. I believe it. I still want a receiver sight, but if one doesn't come by season, I won't feel anxious about using her as is. Also, keeps those nice lines uncluttered.

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Re: Semi buckhorn sight

#2 Post by OldWin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:30 pm

I have found over the years that I can shoot fine with opens if its a bench or there is time and a stationary target.
When it comes to "active" shooting or hunting, and in mottled light or at a moving target, a peep has it all over opens. For me at least.
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Re: Semi buckhorn sight

#3 Post by Muddly » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:17 pm

Absolutely agree about the peeps. Got curious about them after reading Larry Kohler's "Shots at Whitetails". Got hooked on them first time I tried them. For most uses, I feel a good aperture sight is at least equal to, and in some cases better than a scope. FAR less to go wrong with non optical sights. Those with vision issues are well served with a scope. But so long as my eyes hold out, its an aperture for me.

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Re: Semi buckhorn sight

#4 Post by OldWin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:28 pm

Yup. I'm the same. I use irons whenever I can. I was blessed with excellent vision. That said, at 51 it's starting to fade. If forced to use a scope, I prefer scouts, but I don't like any on a levergun. Just ruins them IMO.
I have a project going now for my dad as an alternative. I will post it up in the next couple days.
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Re: Semi buckhorn sight

#5 Post by Carlsen Highway » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:08 am

I much prefer open sights with a bead, over a peep sight.

I recently shot a test for accuracy between two Winchester 94's shooting each rifle with Williams receiver sights and then the standard open factory sights. I found literally not a difference in group size between the sights 110 yards. But on game I have had some inexplicable misses when under pressure with thin aperture sights. So when accuracy counts under pressure, like on a big trophy, or if a cattlebeast takes a dislike to you, I would take the open sights with a bead.

Unfortunately at age 48 now, I find that the rear sight is getting soft on me. This is not so much of a problem using a bead front sight, but is bad for a post or blade. If this continues I will move back to peep sights. So be it. It won't be too much trouble, I just don't prefer them.
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Re: Semi buckhorn sight

#6 Post by AJMD429 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:29 am

Don't forget the Marbles Bullseye; it has the speed of a ghost-ring and doesn't block half the field like regular 'open' sights (or 3/4 the view like semi-buckhorns).
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