Best way to mount a tang sight?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by seenyr, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. seenyr

    seenyr New Member

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    Howdy!
    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.
    Thanks!
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  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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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.
     

  3. seenyr

    seenyr New Member

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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!
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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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.
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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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
     
  6. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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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...
     
  7. seenyr

    seenyr New Member

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    I have several Globe front sights which are various heights...maybe doable.
    Thank you all!