Henry sights

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  1. rzw0wr

    rzw0wr Active Member

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    If I want the bullet to go downward (shooting high) I should move my rear sight downward.
    Is this correct?

    I will try this tomorrow.

    OK. I just had a mental vision of what you are saying.
    GOT IT

    Thank you for the replies.

    BTW I am an old man with limited mental capacity. ;)
     
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  2. ral357

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    You’ll fit right in then, it’s almost a forum requirement ;):lol:
     

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    I believe I have read that with the Skinner sight it sometimes occurs that a taller front sight is needed....but evidently not often and I suspect that depends on the load and the rifle. My neighbor just put a Skinner on his ugly, laminated, Marlin with about an 18 in. barrel and that funky lookin' finger lever, (geez that is one ugly lever action rifle!!!), and he didn't need a taller front sight.

    And I meet rzw's description!!
     
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  4. Grizzley1

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    Yep!

    You will only need a higher front sight IF the rear sight cannot be depressed enough to get you on target.
     
  5. rzw0wr

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    Latest update....
    I went to shoot today.

    Peep sights shooting about 2" high. All out of adjustment. Down adjustment.

    Tried the iron sights they are adjusted all the way down.
    The problem now is where to put the front sight in relation to the rear sight when shooting.

    The iron rear sights are about 5/16" or so wide x 5/16" tall give or take.

    I need to get a rear sight that allows me to put the front sight on target with out trying to figure out where it needs to be in the rear sight.

    Possibly a red dot scope.
    Got one on the 22 and I like it and so does the grand kids.

    What is the standard scope mount call? The picinny thingy?

    Thanks for all of the help. It sure helped to day.

    Dale
     
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    A front sight .010 taller should cure the problem, if you want to stay with the skinner.
     
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  8. rzw0wr

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    sharps4590, I have the tallest front sight Skinner makes for my rifle.
     
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    I suggest taking a good Hunter Safety class. They will explain sight alignment, sight picture, etc.
     
  10. rzw0wr

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    OK...
    I think I am getting the idea on sights.

    I found out I have 1/2 buck horn sights. OK....
    Next thing I learned is a sight picture. Interesting.
    I need find a sight picture within my rear sight that suits me.
    This kind of blew my mind a little.
    Thinking over it sounds like a good idea to me.

    Tomorrow, back to target practice and sight my rifle in to MY sight picture.

    Thanks to all of you for the help.
    I may actually lean how to shoot this rifle.
     
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  11. rzw0wr

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    Update.

    I have a milling machine so... I milled the Skinner sight dovetail block down .025.
    The thread on the aperture is 40 tpi so this will give me one more turn down.

    I test shot it today and it is about 1" high.

    I ain't got no more I can mill off.

    I was wanting to get the sights down to where I could put the front sight gold dot on the target. However if I put the target on the top of the front sight it is very close. May just go back the the iron sights.
     
  12. Grizzley1

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    We call that the 'pumpkin on a post' sight picture, bullseye on top of the front sight blade.

    BTW, what range are you shooting from?
     
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    Target on top of the front post, what a novel idea, not! I learned that 50 years ago in basic training, it's called the six o'clock position. I always seem to fall back on that and most of the time now days I end up shooting low. Easy to correct, though.
     
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  14. Wild Turkey Cogburn

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    Williams has a large selection of front sight heights.
    Check with Numrich Arms or Brownell's.


    I put the Skinner sight on and I love it. The rifle shot 4" low with the factory sight at max height.
    Wasn't a fan of that sight, anyway. My old eyes just couldn't operate them.

    1" high at 100 yards is where I sight most centerfire rifles.