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How do you set up your iron sights. lets say a 50 - 75 yard shot. as far as your sight picture do you cover the deer or is your sight picture lower and hitting high on the mark? I used to cover my deer but out past 75 yards and with my aging eye sight i'm thinking maybe to hold low see the deer and have it hit high on original mark. What say you?
 

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I've got my .54 caliber Lancaster rifle hitting close to dead on at 50 yards by using a center hold. At 100 yards, I've got to hold over about 6 inches to get the ball into the bull or close to it. I could up my powder charge slightly or file the front sight just a tad more, but I'm used to the sight picture I have with it so leave it alone. Now with my Lyman GPR, I've got to use a 6 O'clock hold at 50 because it hits slightly higher than point of aim.
 

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That's why I went to a peep on my Lyman takes guess work out of it. Just look through peep put the front post where u want to shoot that's it.
 

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I "float" the intended target on top of my front sight. 6 o'clock hold. It works for me and that's the way I've always done it. I sight in for fifty yards, adjust accordingly for different distances.
 

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My long rifle is setup that the ball impacts about 2-2.5" higher than the top of the front sight at 50 yards, and about 1-1.5" lower than the same point at 100 yards.

When I shoot at game, the top of the front sight goes where I want the ball to go, and with the way the rifle shoots, the ball hits there +/- 2" out to about 105-110 yards.

For my personal standards, that makes it point-n-shoot to that distance. I don't think about aiming high or low.
 

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My long rifle is setup that the ball impacts about 2-2.5" higher than the top of the front sight at 50 yards, and about 1-1.5" lower than the same point at 100 yards.

When I shoot at game, the top of the front sight goes where I want the ball to go, and with the way the rifle shoots, the ball hits there +/- 2" out to about 105-110 yards.

For my personal standards, that makes it point-n-shoot to that distance. I don't think about aiming high or low.

my .62 is set up like yours tdd, with the front down in the "v" of the rear sight. I also hold the top of the front sight in the "v" level with the top of the rear sight for shooting out to 150 yards. right now the 150 hold looks good as far as the calculations go, but I will find out after the holidays when I get my 20" steel target hung out at 150. thats the goal, to be able to consistently be able to hit out to 150 for my up coming moose hunt.
 

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Front site level across the top of rear notch site.Ball will hit right on line of front site.A little white paint and thin coat of flo orange helps too!
Pictures 016 by t410er, on Flickr
 

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my .62 is set up like yours tdd, with the front down in the "v" of the rear sight. I also hold the top of the front sight in the "v" level with the top of the rear sight for shooting out to 150 yards. right now the 150 hold looks good as far as the calculations go, but I will find out after the holidays when I get my 20" steel target hung out at 150. thats the goal, to be able to consistently be able to hit out to 150 for my up coming moose hunt.
Pics of that hunt will be very welcome. :)
 

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I put the top of the front sight blade directly in the center of the rear sight aperture and plant the bullet impact centered and just on top of the front sight blade. No floating, no kidding.
 

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part of the problem is the horrible sights that are factory installed on modern guns. 25 years ago, I noticed that the front sight on a renegade was "bigger than deer" nd the problem with fine sights for precision shootings is the ability to find them in low light situations. So I carried two bottles of model airplane paint and some swabs in the hunting bag. For low light I would put just a dab of yellow or orange paint on the back of the front blade. Not on top. Suddenly the fine sight low light problem was solved.
 

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part of the problem is the horrible sights that are factory installed on modern guns. 25 years ago, I noticed that the front sight on a renegade was "bigger than deer" nd the problem with fine sights for precision shootings is the ability to find them in low light situations. So I carried two bottles of model airplane paint and some swabs in the hunting bag. For low light I would put just a dab of yellow or orange paint on the back of the front blade. Not on top. Suddenly the fine sight low light problem was solved.
I hear ya. The sights on my renegade are horrible! For several years I've been looking to replace them, but I can't find anything that bolts on the rear and fits in the front dovetail but cheap looking fiber optics. Looking for a nice, tight set of iron sights but there doesn't seem to be any available.
 

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Thanks for all your input. I'm going to try and change my sight. Instead of holding in the middle of a 12 -6 o'clock I'm going to set it up holding top of 12 o'clock that way the sight won't be covering up he deer
Thanks again. Good luck this season 👍
 

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I bought my Renegade as a kit gun to finish myself at the ripe old age of 13. My dad took it and me to Dixon's and had two things done before anything else was even started.

1- had them change the frizzen to a Lyman frizzen

2- replaced the original sights with what were called "target" sights. These are not those awful bead/V sights that come with them. They are bold and square. Deep square notch and heavy square front blade. MUCH easier to see.

I really like those sights. Always have. And always have hated the standard TC sights.

I'm not sure if those sights are still available or not, or where Dixon got them....not sure if they're TC, even. I was young enough that I was just along for the ride, literally, on that one. I'm just glad it got done!
 

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My TC Renegade is refitted with fiber optic red front and a half circle peep sight.. seems to work better.. Bought my Renegade from Clarks Sport Shop in Dillsburg in 1978. walked in that store never shot or owned a flint lock Mr Clark set me up, showed me how to load it ,clean it ,adjust the flint and tips for accuracy He even took me in the back alley and let me load it shoot it under he supervision..
Remembering him telling me, first you thing you do is open up the box and throw away the TC flints he grabbed a handful of English flints said use these they'll never let you down. and they haven't.




His Store is long gone now.. what a nice man he was to me. My TC is beat up and scratched but still shoot well..
Hope to get a chance to touch it off this season.
 
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