View Full Version : What type of sighting system?
08-31-2005, 08:37 PM
The scope on my 45/70 no longer works properly. I assume something came loose. It was a 1-4 power shotgun scope. I'm open to all suggestions. I've thought about peep sights, scopes, and red dot sights. I kind of like the 2x red dot sights. I'm using the gun for pigs at Vandenburg.
Thanks for any help,
09-03-2005, 11:04 PM
I put a "scout scope" on mine.
I like the scout scope better than I thought I would. Carries nice too.
I have the Williams sight as a back up. I've used it a few times but haven't really gotten used to it yet.
As long as my eyes hold out I'll keep using the stock irons on my 1894 OK out to 100 yards but I'm not sure I'd take a shot that far on a deer.... just paper and maybe looters
09-04-2005, 03:03 PM
i have a compact burris on a 1895ss....has been holding a zero for better than 15 years now......scopes with a good warranty and of good quality are not hard to find
stay out of the low end market though.....i like low profile smaller scopes as i think they look better on a lever gun. Hope this helps.
10-01-2005, 07:07 PM
What do you guys think of this sight for my 45/70?
I plan on using it for pig at Vandenberg.
10-01-2005, 08:48 PM
Have you checked out the ghost ring sights? Those would definitely be my first choice for a short-range rifle. The Scout scope is great too.
As to the tru-glo... I don't hunt with anything that requires batteries. I know it's a stretch, but the first time you have that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and those batteries fail...
I know folks who hunt with that stuff and swear by it, but you won't find it on one of my guns, and I sure don't recommend it.
10-01-2005, 09:16 PM
I'm with Speck on this one. Never rely on batteries in the field. I like a good reciever sight with a wide aperture for brush guns. The Ghost ring sight is good. A Williams Reciever sight with their gold-ring hunting aperture is great for such an application and very inexpensive, comparatively speaking. ~AMMOe
10-02-2005, 07:07 AM
XS Ghost Ring Sights.. (http://www.xssights.com/store/rifle.html)
I've got 'em on my Timber Carbine, and they actually make that kickin' little mutha fun to shoot.
A little pricey, kinda a hassle to get right with the size of the front sight, but their customer service was right on the problem and sent me out the right height lickety split. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbs-up-ani.gif
10-04-2005, 01:02 PM
Thanks. I'm also looking at the Trijicon sights. I agree with you about not wanting to rely on batteries.
04-17-2006, 04:49 PM
My Ruger 96/44 has a 1.5 - 4.5 variable scope. It's AWESOME!!!
My 45/70 single shot H&R Buffalo Hunter special has a Williams peep on the back with interchangeable williams globe sight/post sight/target sights on the front. It's really Bad@SS!!!!
Neil San Diego
04-18-2006, 08:58 AM
These are the peep sights that I have on my 45-70 (Wild West Guns):
They work very well for me, no complaints.
04-20-2006, 09:06 AM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-gunfighter-yellow.gif XS sights are awsome! I would highly recomend them if a scope is not in the plans!
12-03-2006, 06:13 PM
I use a peep on my Marlin 1895 45/70 and have shot a few bears with it and used it when moosin on horse back as bear backup-scope takes too long to get ready with and also sits wrong on my gun for me.
12-04-2006, 05:32 AM
If you have an elevated front bead site rather than a front blade site, I find the rear Williams peep sights work great. They have interchangeable aperatures. I use one that is a little more open for hunting and still get excellent shot groups.
12-08-2006, 07:11 AM
I'm really happy with my XS ghost ring reciever sights. I've got them on my 1894 and 1895 Marlins.
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