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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-28-2018, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Peep sight question

Getting the barrel for my GPR back this week after a bluing job. Planning to put a peep sight on it to sharpen my accuracy a bit. It looks like Lyman is the only one that makes the actual peep sight, so thatís a no brained, but Iím wondering what to use for a front sight. The literature with the peep says a plain blade may be used, or a hooded sight for more accuracy. Does anyone have any insight/input on that?

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I use a Williams peep with a Williams Fire Sight out front on my Renegade. Works fer me.
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The RMC Right Aim V-Peep is also a good one to consider. Had a lyman 57GPR and didn't like it for hunting use. Below may require drill/tap fit.



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The RMC Right Aim V-Peep is also a good one to consider. Had a lyman 57GPR and didn't like it for hunting use. Below may require drill/tap fit.


Any reason you opted for this over the Lyman site?
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I found it easier to get a bead on game especially in low light conditions. Had the Lyman and removed it.

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Any reason you opted for this over the Lyman site?
I've used this sight, good, but not near as good as a true peep. RMC designed this sight to get pass the GC law of not being able to use a peep , way back when peeps were not allowed on muzzleloaders. For us old timers, that no longer could focus on open sights, it helped a lot.
I have mounted Williams Fire Sights on all my muzzle loaders, like them a lot. The only draw back is you usually need to get a good gunsmith to tap and mount them, and I have mine mounted as far back as possible. On my two RMC's and my sons Thompson Center Hawkins I had them mounted on the barrel adjacent to the locks. This is back far enough that if I remove the insert, used for sighting in, it becomes a ghost ring. You may have to change the hight of the front sight on some guns, had to go to a lower front on my Remington pump.
Give Williams sight company a call, they are very helpful.

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I might add if I were strictly shooting paper vs shooting under various hunting conditions.....the Lyman 57GPR would get the nod. Ones personal vision level is also a consideration.

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Lyman's white bead front sight. I have put that on a couple muzzleloaders now and have put a dab of hi-viz green paint on the sight to help it stand out. I like it a lot. I have also used the Williams Fire Sight front, but I like the hi-viz green on the white bead better.
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I'm using Williams peep sights on several rifles with a Williams fiber optic front sight. To mount the peep sight on the rear of the barrel requires drilling and tapping the barrel, a gunsmith job.

I also have put the peep sight on the barrel in the same location as the original rear sight. I removed the peep insert, and have a mid-barrel "ghost ring". I use this with a fiber optic front sight. You'd be surprised how well this works.

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