Hey guys, I need someone with experience to evaluate my reasoning on this.
I built a TC Hawken from a kit back in high school 36 years ago. (Times sure have changed) I shoot smokeless now most of the time, but want to use my old Hawken during doe seasons because it has a lot of sentimental value and I really enjoy shooting it. My biggest problem is my middle-aged eyesight. I can no longer shoot the open sights at 100 yards - it's a cruel thing to happen, but that is my reality.
I have a newer Green Mountain barrel with really nice, though nontraditional, fiber optic open sights. I want to use these sights for anything under 100 yards, and install a flip-up tang mounted peep for anything at 100, or a little over. Is this realistic? Will the open sights interfere with the peep at 100 yards?
I know I can mount a regular peep sight, like a Lyman 57SML, and remove the rear open sight, but I'd like to keep the open fiber optic rear sight.
I have an old Trapdoor Springfield 45-70. A previous owner placed a flip up rear leaf sight and a tang peep sight on it. I do not have any issues with the rear leaf interfering with the peep sighting past 100 yds. Your set up may be different, I'd try some sort of dummy peep sight configuration. Maybe a piece of cardboard mounted on a tang screw would give you sight picture that will answer your question.
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When I started loosing the site picture I couldn't focus the rear sight. I go to the eye doc and he did my yearly checkup. He told me I needed an aide (Eyeglasses) for reading & close-up, and contacts would help with everything. I also had to move my REAR site FORWARD about 3 3/4". No problems since. Been about 25+ years and I'm 71 yo now. You might want to have an eye exam, especially if you have insurance and are over 40+ years of age. Denial is the great destroyer. It's better to be safe than have a more serious event later. Just a friendly FYI.
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