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#6063907 - 01/19/12 07:46 AM Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them)
pharmvet Offline
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For those of you who have used both the bolt peep and the standard rear buckhorn sights, which do you find superior or more desirable (and why)?? thanks.

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#6066776 - 01/19/12 05:53 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: pharmvet]
gunner500 Offline
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I use Lyman peep sights on an 1886 action, [same size as your '71]
The peep sight allows you to see more of the animal, therefore enabling a sharper view of the target, and a more accurate shot.

Note: as dusk approaches, remove the aperture and use the ghost ring.

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#6066793 - 01/19/12 05:56 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: pharmvet]
Henry McCann Offline
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I use a Williams receiver sight and for my 55 year old eyes, it is super.

I would love to have used the 98A bolt peep. As much as I like the Williams, the 98A is streamlined in comparison.

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#6071676 - 01/20/12 08:59 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: pharmvet]
rflshtr Offline
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I have a Lyman peep on my Browning 71 and find it much superior to the factory buckhorn sight for speed and view of target. A bolt peep would be even better. I prefer using it as a ghost ring.

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#6072021 - 01/21/12 04:47 AM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: rflshtr]
Vic_in_Va Offline
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I've not used a bolt peep, but have a lot of time behind peeps on levers, mainly the Williams FP. An Aperture sight is a huge improvement over the factory buckhorns. On my M94 Winchester, I have changed out the factory sight for a Marbles bead, which was further improvement, but not as much as the aperture vs buckhorn.

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#6072032 - 01/21/12 04:52 AM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: Henry McCann]
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Hello my friend Henry McCann! I just wanted you to know I still have your M71 Deluxe and the M64. Later on I bought a standard M71 with the bolt peep. I like your M71 better 'coz it literaly flattened a whitetail with one shot. I love it whan you don't have to go find'em.
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#6073613 - 01/21/12 12:39 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: model70man]
pharmvet Offline
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I have a long tang rifle. I found a NOS model 98A bolt peep. Do you feel it would de-value the rifle to have the bolt milled and the sight professionally installed?

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#6075530 - 01/21/12 08:05 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: pharmvet]
JohnDog Offline
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I have a M71 Deluxe with the bolt peep. Make sure that if you are getting one installed that you get a hood installed on your front sight like an original if you can (not sure if standard came with a hooded front - sorry). Something about the rear peep closer to the eye, then the circle of the hood with the bead inside of the 2 concentric circles makes it the best open sight I've ever used. I also hunt with a peep on my ML (M77/50 w /Williams) and shoot CMP matches with a M1 Garand. Peeps are head and shoulders above a buckhorn, IMO.

Goodluck - Johndog

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#6079759 - 01/22/12 06:05 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: JohnDog]
pharmvet Offline
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Loc: Texas
Were some standards (not Deluxe) equipped with the 98A bolt peep from the factory? , or was the bolt peep reserved for the Deluxe model only?

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#6086756 - 01/24/12 12:10 PM Re: Bolt peep on model 71 (opinions of those who use them) [Re: pharmvet]
pharmvet Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
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Loc: Texas
Also, if you were going to have a 71 bolt milled to accept a model 98A peep sight, who would you have do the work? I was told by Turnbull that the do not provide that service in house. thanks


Edited by pharmvet (01/24/12 12:10 PM)

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