I just ordered a peep sight from Midway , in hopes that that may work & I may not have to scope the rifle . Hope not .
Trying to cope with aging eyes .
WT. I just finished a .280 Rem that I built for iron sights. Used an old Lyman 48 long slide rear and a Lyman 93 front globe fitted to a Rem ramp.
My right eye, (master of course) had cataracts so bad that I couldn't even bore sight with it anymore. Had cataract surgery 2 mos. ago and am almost back to 20/20. I shot match rifle and service rifle so long that I got very comfortable and confident with iron and I really like the clean look and feel of a rifle with iron sights.
With practice, an aperture rear and post front are very fast and can approach m.o.a. accuracy. Aperture rear and front on a black bull can comfortably beat 1 m.o.a. if the rifle is up to it. I used to love 600 yd belly shooting with both setups and could stay in the 190's with either. I don't expect to do that now, but do expect 1 - 2 moa on targets. We'll see.
On edit: I forgot to ask Plinker if the .17 HMR is still good at 250-300 yds. I like them, but don't know much about them.
Ian, I apologize for getting off the topic, but us geezers got to stick together. I hope the iron works out for WT, and for me too.
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A big fast bullet will beat a little fast bullet every time
Last edited by specweldtom; 10-13-2007 at 09:58 PM.