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#6089280 - 01/25/12 04:22 AM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: pharmvet]
BrentD Offline
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There were two types of rear aperture sights on original 71s. One was on the bolt, but the other was mounted from the side I believe.

The latter proved to be much more durable than the bolt peep. At least that is what I have been told by others and have seen on the 71 that have passed by me.
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#6090237 - 01/25/12 09:07 AM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: pharmvet]
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I have both a deluxe and a standard. The deluxe had a bolt peep but it was removed and now has a receiver sight. The standard has a bolt peep on it.
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#6093206 - 01/25/12 09:08 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: pharmvet]
Mak Offline
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Having used both peeps and buckhorns-I'd have to say, both have advantages and disadvantages. First off, the key with the buckhorn is to use one you can see. If you have trouble finding the front sight, or seeing daylight around the post, then the buckhorn will simply not work. Assuming you don't have these issues then the buckhorn-for me-is the most accurate and the most easily adapted to elevation changes.
The peep sight is the most cumbersome to change for elevation, but assuming you shoot to your zero, and no farther, then the peep is by far the fastest to use.
I do find the aperture works on fewer focal planes than the buckhorn, but the aperture also limits the field of view.
If you have trouble seeing the buckhorn, an aperture can extend your enjoyment of iron sights for a few more years. When I could no longer see my buckhorn, changing to a peep allowed me to avoid having to mount an unwieldly scope. For how much longer, I dunno, but it worked for me. Hope this helps.

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#6108988 - 01/29/12 08:07 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: pharmvet]
Henry McCann Offline
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Bill,

Great to hear from you...I still have the email/pictures you sent me of the whitetail you shot with the my old 71. I miss the 71 and 64 at times, but when I tell people about them, I always say my friend from West Virginia has them and he likes them just as well or more than I did.

Congrats on another 71. I almost pulled the trigger on a Browning 71 not long ago. Might still have to buy a twin to the one I have! Brett

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#6110612 - 01/30/12 09:39 AM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: Henry McCann]
model70man Offline
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Hi Brett,

Great to hear from you again! I too have the Browning versions, a rifle and a carbine. Just wish I could have had more time to use them all this past season.

Take care!
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#6129999 - 02/03/12 05:47 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: model70man]
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I have a bolt peep and buckhorn.I love a peep sight except when it snows! Have to make sure you keep the hole clear. Mot easy when you are hoofing through the woods.

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#6135023 - 02/05/12 05:45 AM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: Milwroad]
4_S_ter Offline
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If anyone has a factory bolt peep they'd like to sell.... I bid on one on Ebay a while back. Don't even want to tell you what it went for.

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#6139599 - 02/06/12 08:20 AM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: 4_S_ter]
Tony Offline
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If I did I believe I would put it on Ebay. grin

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#6142460 - 02/06/12 07:34 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: Tony]
micky Offline
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There is a place called Frontier something, maybe Frontier America that sells a bolt peep for the 71. It isn't cheap. I don't remember the price but I do recall it not being economical.

http://frontieramericanaoffargo.com/

this is the place.
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#6142717 - 02/06/12 08:21 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: micky]
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I happen to go to Fargo every few months. Going to check that place out. Thanks.

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