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Old 12-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #11
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Does that mean you're far sighted?



Not sure. I had head trauma that required multiple eye surgeries and caused latent traumatic cataracts when I was fairly young. So since then my vision's been kinda screwy. I can see good close-up and I can see good at distance, but there's a fuzzy area, like I said, at about arm's length in my aiming eye (the right)...which of course is about where the front sight post is. I can't explain it and I'm kind of like the enigma at the VA Eye Clinic.

I suppose I could shoot with my left eye...and that would solve the front sight issue...but I'd have to shoot left-handed.
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Not sure. I had head trauma that required multiple eye surgeries and caused latent traumatic cataracts when I was fairly young. So since then my vision's been kinda screwy. I can see good close-up and I can see good at distance, but there's a fuzzy area, like I said, at about arm's length in my aiming eye (the right)...which of course is about where the front sight post is. I can't explain it and I'm kind of like the enigma at the VA Eye Clinic.

I suppose I could shoot with my left eye...and that would solve the front sight issue...but I'd have to shoot left-handed.
There are plenty of people shoot right handed with their left eye
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I like your post but I have found it rather hard to draw a dot on a deer before shooting it.
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I have 3 Winchester 93's My oldest one was made in 1898 (no FFL paperwork required) and my newest one was made in 1956. Amazing how much refinement (is that the word for it?) the newer one is.

The ones made today are a shadow of what they once were.

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JT- if there are dots on your deer, you are about to have OTHER problems....

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I have 3 Winchester 93's My oldest one was made in 1898 (no FFL paperwork required) and my newest one was made in 1956. Amazing how much refinement (is that the word for it?) the newer one is. The ones made today are a shadow of what they once were.
I agree. I found my great grandfather's old model '94 in the corner of an attic in my grandparents farmhouse. 1953 serial number. He bought it brand new. The thing was covered in thick dust, cobwebs and some areas of surface rust. After a little elbow grease and a lot of rem oil, the thing shoots moxie cans at 50 yards, no problem.

As far as the sight issue, I agree that it's tough to use. There is only a tiny notch cut into the rear sight. Replacing it with a peep sight might really help you out, I know I have been tempted to before.
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There are plenty of people shoot right handed with their left eye

I might have to start if the front sight modifications don't help.
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I went w peep sight and it is more accurate - increases sight radius dramatically. I also went w fiber optic front. Whole set up was less than $100 a few years ago.

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I went w peep sight and it is more accurate - increases sight radius dramatically. I also went w fiber optic front. Whole set up was less than $100 a few years ago.

Thanks, that pretty much settles it for me. I'll go that way, make the mods and see what happens.
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Thanks, that pretty much settles it for me. I'll go that way, make the mods and see what happens.
Either have a good gunsmith do the mod for you, or be careful not to do ANY harm to that piece of history.

Put the original parts in a zip lock bag, and put it in your safe. Grease them first so they stay as is without rusting away.
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