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Offline miked

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Thompson/Center Hawken Peep Sight
« on: October 14, 2005, 06:52:35 pm »
For those of you who have tried the T/C tang peep sight on a T/C Hawken, did you mount the sight between the two screws on the tang or did you use one of the existing screw holes on the tang as a connection point?
What type of accuracy to you get with such a set up; better than the regular factory sights or worse than the regular factory sights?
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Thompson/Center Hawken Peep Sight
« on: October 14, 2005, 06:52:35 pm »
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2005, 12:25:03 am »
The accuracy depends on your prefrences.  It tends to be better than regular iron sights.  I remember using one of the existing screw holes.  The top one I believe.

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2005, 03:54:14 am »
I finf the best place for the peep is about 1/2" back from the front tang screw.,so 2 new holes will have to be drilled and tap.
I found that if you use the rear screw and drill one hole for the front of the sight ,you have to dig your check into the stock to pickup the peep sight set up.
I find shooting a peep make a world of difference compared to open sights :D

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2005, 08:05:13 pm »
Miked,
   I have a 54cal Renegade with a 30" round ball barrel. This spring I had the TC tang mounted aperture sight installed by a local gunsmith. I used the back screw and had the smith drill and tap a hole for the front. In addititon I put a Lyman A-17 front sight on too. The A-17 has 6 interchangeable front sights as well. I find my groups are much tighter now and it is easier to aquire my target. My eyes aren't what they used to be and I find an aperture sight to be just the ticket for these tired eyes.
Also, I find the comb on my Renegade to be a bit high and with the tang sight and A-17 I get a good comfortable fit now.    
Good luck, Jim

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2005, 06:19:12 pm »
I mounted my TC peep front and rear on my 36 Seneca.  Like Swamp Yankee, my eyes are not what they used to be.  I am currently using the "post" type insert and shoot thumbnail size groups on a calm day at 50 yrds off crosssticks.  Hope to take this puppy squirrel hunting this year.  Since the rear sight did not line up correctly on the tang, I used the back tang screw and then mounted a round brass threaded insert in the stock...works great.

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2005, 05:51:17 pm »
Can this sight be mounted on a Cabelas Hawken? It looks like it would fit if you D&T two holes in the tang.

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2005, 02:51:37 am »

should fit with no problems ,here a picture on my set up

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2005, 01:09:01 pm »
Well I guess I gave out some bad info. After seeing Lone Wolfs peep sight on his flinter I realised that you were talking about hunting style peepsights not  Vernier tang sights. My mistake, I have an old out of production TC vernier tang sight #7190.  that I had installed which used the back tang screw.  Its a much different animal.
Sorry about the bad info,  Jim

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TC vernier tang sight #7190
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2005, 01:16:03 pm »
Correct the TC vernier tang sight #7190 does use the back screw and the older tang's  did have a predilled front  screw  
The hunter peep will not go that way otherwise you will have to dig you check into the stock ,the sight  sits to low. :D  :-D
What I hace inmind is to open up the peep a little seem hunting at early morning or at dusk the sight picture is hard to see threw even with the fiber optic front sight :D

 

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