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Old 12-05-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Recently returning to iron sights and a buckhorn on my lever gun, I got to wondering if the gap between the horns could be used as a rough range finder. Anyone done this?


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Old 12-05-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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It can be. However, the shape of the gap, and the distance of the rear sight from your eye will give different pictures for different guns.

Suggestion- get some 12x12 white cardboard, tack it up at 50, 100, 150, 200- then note what your sight picture will look like on each. BTW- a deer, facing you, has a brisket just a bit more than a foot wide (Eastern Whitetail- Mulies bigger) side view, about 36 inches long thru the body.

The range finder built into basic antitank weapons used the size of a standard tank's image in the sights to determine how far away he was. With practice, can work.


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Thanks! I think large paper plates will do as well, and I have a stack of those!
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This is the sight picture for my Rossi 92
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Ummm- you realize that is WAY high? See the little notch at the bottom?
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I just got a henry goldenboy for Christmas, it has the buckhorn sights as well, I have never used sights like this, I am just guessing when I shoot it, what is the proper way to use these sights/sight picture? I would like to know before I start adjusting them. Thanks

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Yep, or very close to 150 yard sight. If I use the small notch for 50 yds, and the post rises to center, then between the top "horns" may be 150. Experimentation is in order.

This is what I was talking about in the earlier post. I'll place paper plates at 50, 100, 150,and 200, and try to memorize the post- horn relationship for each. Rough ranging for iron sights.

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How do you like your 92?
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I will know more with more range time. Need an hour or two on a 200 yard range.

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