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If you like peep sites, check out Skinner sights. They are from Colorado. I have one on my black powder and installed one for a buddy on his Savage Model 99.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Sidneyw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2020 at 6:57am
If I can only have one rifle and it has to be bolt action, I would pick the Ruger American Ranch in 7.62x39. Ammo is plentiful and cheap for plinking or occasional small game hunt.  After I turned 60, my long guns are either mounted with red-dot or scope except the Henry Level Action and the Enfield.
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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

If you like peep sites, check out Skinner sights. They are from Colorado. I have one on my black powder and installed one for a buddy on his Savage Model 99.
Yes, I know about the Skinner sights....I was about to buy one for my .22LR Norinco to compensate for the cheap rear sight it comes with from the factory.  But the cost plus shipping to NZ is almost 2/3 of the cost of the rifle.  Otherwise, that exactly the type of sight I would want on every rifle I have.
One guy at the Muzzleloader club I'm member of shoots his .50 cal old gun with one of these Skinner sights. He bought the rifle with it already installed apparently.
Another issue with those after market sights is that there is a lot of chance that you have to change the front sight as well and put a taller one.....that makes the whole process a bit complicated/expensive if you consider that some rifles come with similar sights from factory like the Gunsite scout or the Savage 110 scout.
I think the problem is that nowadays everybody wants to be able to shoot 600-1000 yards while in reality the farther they would actually shoot something would be 150-200 yards max (for most of them)....and the manufacturers are playing that game as well and only propose sightless rifle with scopes.
I much prefer the times when iron sights were the only thing you needed....and learn how to used them.
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I have an old Thompson Renegade I bought new decades ago. It's the only muzzle loader I've owned. I ordered the Skinner sights knowing I might have to change the front. Before I took the stock rear sight off, I measured from the flat barrel to the notch in the ramp sight and logged that number. After installing the Skinner sights, I measured from the flat to roughly the centre of the peep hole. Same freaking measurement! Went to the range. Shot exactly where the stock sight did at the lowest Skinner setting. I shot a 4 pointer jogging at 75 yds and a 3 pointer standing 3/4 @ 125 yds this fall so I was very happy with it. 
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Montanna maybe?
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You are correct, Shamu. Montana.
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Originally posted by philtno philtno wrote:

[/DIV][DIV]I much prefer the times when iron sights were the only thing you needed....and learn how to used them.[/DIV][DIV][IMG]smileys/smiley1.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile[/IMG]  [/DIV]

I agree with you. I much prefer to use iron sights my self.
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Originally posted by Marco1010 Marco1010 wrote:

Philtno
there is a huge range of options:
budget end: ........
Marco,
I can have a Savage 110 Scout in 223 for NZ$1549 all taxes and delivery included at the Gun shack here in Blenheim....is that reasonable you think?? I mean for a new "modern" 223...??
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hi Philtno
That sounds a reasonable price, especially since it's via your local gun shop rather than an out of town dealer.
Looks a nice tidy unit. What's the iron sight option with it?
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Thanks Marco.
Regarding the iron sights, it's a peep rear sight adjustable in height and windage and a fixed front sight.
here is the link to their website
I'm totally new to some of these features they're are mentioning but the reviews I've read were pretty good.
 
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