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#3517026 - 12/26/13 03:02 PM Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd?
Rubberduck270
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Made a swing through the local pawn shops today and ended up bringing home a '79 Remington 700 sporting a Williams rear peep sight. Anyone else hunt with a peep sight? I wouldn't attempt a long shot with it but for a woods gun I think it would be pretty sweet and fast aiming.
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#3517182 - 12/26/13 05:10 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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You bet!! I love em. Most of my lever guns wear them and it would surprise most folks how accurate they could be with them.
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#3517554 - 12/26/13 08:25 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: Lost Lake]
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Got one on a 30-30 win. They are fast and accurate for old eyes like mine.
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#3517584 - 12/26/13 08:42 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: Matador]
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Yep.
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#3517659 - 12/26/13 09:44 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: Matador]
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I been shooting 100 yard Smallbore Bench Rest for score and my scores with aperture sights are at least as good as with a scope,,somedays my sight scores are higher than my scope scores,,
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#3517717 - 12/26/13 10:55 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: mr.big]
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Nothing but peeps on my old lever guns. I don't think twice about a 100 yd. shot with the ole Savage 99.

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#3517884 - 12/27/13 07:18 AM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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I've had one on all of my bows.

I have an old muzzleloader that has a peep sight.
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#3517990 - 12/27/13 08:25 AM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: infoman jr.]
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Have one on a Mauser K98K and it works great.
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#3518098 - 12/27/13 09:31 AM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: BMan]
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the sights on this 22 are World Class,,they track as good as a Mark 4 Leupold,,I would Love a 40X Palma rifle



50 yard target

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#3519645 - 12/28/13 12:31 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: mr.big]
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If you practice with a peep' you can be s accurate as with a scope to about 100-150yds in most cases.
I've heard of guys that made some incredible shots in WW2 with the Garand using the peep.
My LR308 with the flip up rear peep is very accurate.
I haven't put a scope on it yet, I strongly feel I can hit just about anything I can see with either the large aperture or the small if its over 100yds.
Practice.
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#3519958 - 12/28/13 04:55 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: sgtwebb1]
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A friend just purchased a M1 A1 and has no thoughts of adding optics.
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#3520337 - 12/28/13 09:52 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: Frank G]
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Tried my peeps out today, def need to practice lol. My eye doesn't like to focus on the front sight for some reason. It tries to focus on the rear sight the longer I look through it. Any suggestions? If I pull up and shoot quickly it works great but if I slow down and take my time it goes south.
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#3520510 - 12/29/13 07:07 AM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
Tried my peeps out today, def need to practice lol. My eye doesn't like to focus on the front sight for some reason. It tries to focus on the rear sight the longer I look through it. Any suggestions? If I pull up and shoot quickly it works great but if I slow down and take my time it goes south.


I've seen that happen when someone is closing one eye as they aim. If you can, make sure both eyes are open. I know you probably know this already but ignore the rear sight and try to focus only on the front. Your eye will automatically center your front sight in the rear sight.

Also, some people like to cover the target with their sight and that's fine up close on game but I like a tight six o'clock hold. To me its easier shooting for group at longer distances that way and my group sizes shrank considerably when I started using that hold. Good luck!!


Edited by Lost Lake (12/29/13 07:39 AM)

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#3520853 - 12/29/13 11:49 AM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: Lost Lake]
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 Originally Posted By: Lost Lake
 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
Tried my peeps out today, def need to practice lol. My eye doesn't like to focus on the front sight for some reason. It tries to focus on the rear sight the longer I look through it. Any suggestions? If I pull up and shoot quickly it works great but if I slow down and take my time it goes south.


I've seen that happen when someone is closing one eye as they aim. If you can, make sure both eyes are open. I know you probably know this already but ignore the rear sight and try to focus only on the front. Your eye will automatically center your front sight in the rear sight.


Exactly.
Takes practice, but definitely learn to keep both eyes open when using any non-scoped sight especially.
Your brain will soon learn to focus with the left eye at a distance (right hand shooter) and with the right eye sight picture.
That's the way I was taught by Sgt. McAmis in ROTC back in 1976, using an Anschutz .22 at the National Guard Armory in Cleveland.
Worked then, works now.
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#3521580 - 12/29/13 09:12 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: sgtwebb1]
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Looks like being left eye dominate bites me in the butt again. I've never been able to keep both eyes open while shooting. All I can see when I try that is what's in my left eye (I shoot right handed). I do have a pair of shooting glasses that I made out of a pair of safety glasses that I wear when sighting guns in and doing load development that may help me with the peeps. I covered one side with scotch tape so I can keep both eyes open and only see whats on the right eye. I'll try them next time I shoot the peeps.

Here she is in all of her glory though. 1979 Remington 700 ADL in 270 Win. sporting the good ol' Williams rear peep sight.


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#3521630 - 12/29/13 09:53 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Hey that's a nice rifle! You did good. My wife is left eye dominant and had the same problem. We have her shooting left handed now and even though it was an adjustment, she's doing great ( with a pistol ).
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#3521681 - 12/29/13 10:34 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: Lost Lake]
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an adjustable aperture will let you focus on the front sight,,
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#3521688 - 12/29/13 10:40 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: mr.big]
Rubberduck270
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Like this one mr.big? http://www.midwayusa.com/product/340081/...ms-sights-black
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#3521710 - 12/29/13 11:08 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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yeah the Merit would work well,,something about the size of the peep hole helps your depth of field ,,whatever it does it works,,on bright days adjust the hole smaller and it will focus the front sight and vice versa
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#3526020 - 01/01/14 06:33 PM Re: Any Peep sight shooters in the crowd? [Re: mr.big]
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Try the Williams twilight aperture. It has a brass ring that aids in low light conditions. I have them on several rifles and it is an excellent sight.
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