Buckhorn sight question

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Tyrsgodi, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Tyrsgodi

    Tyrsgodi Member

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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?
     
  2. c3shooter

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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.
     

  3. Tyrsgodi

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    Thanks! I think large paper plates will do as well, and I have a stack of those!
     
  4. Tyrsgodi

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    This is the sight picture for my Rossi 92
     

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  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Ummm- you realize that is WAY high? See the little notch at the bottom?
     
  6. cgersty

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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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  7. Tyrsgodi

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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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  8. bessemerbob

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    How do you like your 92?
     
  9. Tyrsgodi

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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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