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Old 12-30-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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I'm setting up an H&R 45/70 BC for Long Range Cowboy Action Shooting and need some advice on mounting a tang sight to the stock. (There is no tang).
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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Tang sights are made to mount to a metal tang. I don't think your going to get a good solid mount screwing it to wood.

The Metal on the sights are made to fit specific guns. You would be better off going with a scope.
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I was afraid someone would say that...oh well, what's another $600.00 here or there?
We're talkin' "shootin' here"!
Thanks for the nudge!
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You COULD weld/install a steel tang (to mount tang peep sight) on your rifle BUT it would be fairly involved and best left to a gunsmith.
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If your H&R has a dovetailed rear sight on the barrel,look and see if you can get a flip up dovetail sight like one that comes on a Uberti 1860 Henry rifle. You would probably have to make your own elevation marks on it for a 45/70 caliber tragetory but atleast you could have a long range sight for not too much money.

http://www.uberti.com/firearms/images/1860_henry_rifle_lg.jpg
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Brownells has an aperture sight that mounts to a rear scope base. You'd have to figure out your elevation on your front sight though. Maybe a blank that you could file to the correct height? Stalkingbear could probably point you in a better direction to adjust for elevation.

I'll see if I can find it in the Brownells catalog and send you a link. Their search function is kinda hit or miss...
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I have several Globe front sights which are various heights...maybe doable.
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