Henry sights

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  1. rzw0wr

    rzw0wr Member

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    I have Henry Big Boy H012M .357
    I put Skinner peep sight on it.

    The problem I have is the front sight

    The peep sight sets a little high on this rifle.
    I tried to adjust it but the aperture screw will not go high enough.

    I tried to buy a taller front sight from Skinner but the sight for my rifle is the same height as the one that came with the rifle.

    Does anyone know where I can get a 3/8 dovetail front about .700 tall?

    Thank you,
    Dale
     
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  2. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Have you fired your Henry with the Skinner peep and factory front sight?
     

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    Yes I have. It shoots about 8" high. I can't adjust it down but about 1"
     
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    nmckenzie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I think a call or email to Skinner might be in order. I checked the Lyman and Williams front sight charts, and theirs' seem to max out at just under .600". If memory serves me I believe Williams once marketed a front sight block - essentially a block with a 3/8 foot on the bottom and 3/8 slot on top - to allow for a fairly high front sight installation without the blade being unnecessarily fragile - which I believe .700" would be. Before going that route though I'd get in touch with Skinner.
     
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    Skinner is not answering email or phone calls at this time.
     
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    I sent an email to Henry about the rifle shooting high.

    The answer I got back confuses me.

    "The rule-of-thumb for any rear-sight adjustment is that you move the sight in the direction you need the bullet impact to move. To shoot higher, raise the elevator; to shoot lower, lower the elevator."

    If I am reading this right it saying to lower the rear sight to lower the bullet impact.
    This is reverse of what I have been told.
     
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    nmckenzie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The answer you received from Henry is correct.
     
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    Quick sketch to help show the concept better....

    The red line shows sight alignment with a high rear sight which "moves" the muzzle up raising the point of impact.
    The blue line shows a sight alignment with a lower rear sight which would "move" the muzzle down lowering the point of impact Sight adjustment019.jpg
     
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    MOVE the rear sight in the direction you want the point of impact to move. What Skinner said.
     
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    I, had a Skinner sight on my Henry. Took it off and put a Marbles tang sight on it. Best thing i ever did. makes these 71 year old eyes shoot again. NO REGRETS
     
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  12. rzw0wr

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    OK... I think.

    I will have to give this some thought.

    Thanks for the replies.

    OK. Is this statement correct?
    Raising the rear sight lowers the front sight. Or in other words the front sight will move in the opposite direction of the movement of the rear sight.
    If your rifle is shooting low then lower the rear sight.
     
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    Just move the rear sight in the direction you want the bullet POI to move. That's all there is to it. It ain't rocket surgery
     
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    They are exactly correct. But it may not have enough travel to get you on target.