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Tim Carney #144276 04/15/09 09:52 PM
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Tim:

Do I read the last comment correctly when I understand it to say that you are looking through the peep to use the V rear sight?

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Wow! Two inches with a double rifle at 100 with irons is superb. Sure beats 6 inches before re-regulation. From the photo, doesn't look like he had to reblack the barrels. How many rounds did he fire to get it? I sent 60 rounds with mine, and got 42 back. That rifle now shoots as good as it looks.


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Rem and 400NE,

Yes, you look through the peep and sight just as you would ordinarily with irons: bead all the way down to the bottom of the vee of the backsight. Key is that the peep ensures that only the most central rays of light strike your lens, and those are the rays that your old eyes focus best. Try the test by scrunching your hand down to leave a small aperture and look through it at some text -- you'll find the text becomes clear enough to read.

On earlier shipping point, I bought the rifle here in the states, trade for my Gibbs-made .350 Rigby No. 2 and cash. Saw two such .303 Brit doubles in recent British auctions. Don't know what they sold for. I've imported from the UK and did not find the shipping costs extravagant, but unless they are 1898 or before, you must have an FFL to import using ATF Form 6. I used Glenn Baker at Woodcock Hill.

JJ used 30 rounds to regulate, but only because I asked him to try a half dozen at 100 yards as part of my puzzlement over why the brass seemed to be stretching. I'll look forward to his figuring out why the right barrel primers back out a tad (15 thou or so with my RP unfired brass). No, he did not need to reblack the barrels.

Doubles are a joy and, while I've had to delay a trip back to Namibia from August to the beginning of hot weather in October, I plan to wring this double out and even to figure out which of the South African powders works best with it (I'll take my Lee Loader or maybe a set or dies for the game farmer owner's RCBS press).

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Tim-

Congrats on the rifle performance.
I can imagine your delight!

On the peep sight -- with a peep that close to the shooter's eye, it's acting in the same function as the aperture in a camera's lens.
You're effectively 'stopping down' the exposure, which deepens the depth of field (things close and far away will be in focus at the same time, to a greater extent with smaller apertures) but has the side-effect of lowering the amount of light that gets to the eye.
The discussion of how this works is somewhat complicated, but the benefit is the same any way you look at it.

Again, congratulations on the great performance of your nice little .303



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Tim:

Can you tell me who did that peep sight for you? I have a little .250-3000 double I can't hunt with anymore because I can no longer use the leaf sights consistently. This would likely allow me to put the rifle back into service. I've thought of sending it out to JJ for installation of claw mounts, which would certainly solve the sighting issue, but at the price of making the rifle a pound heavier and probably of requiring it be regulated anew.

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Remington40X,

JJ. Perodeau added the peep sight when he did the barrel regulation. He calls it a Purdey-style top lever peep.

Regards,
Tim

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Tim Carney #144434 04/16/09 09:57 PM
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Where is the photo of the Hoenig peep? Puzzled, can't find it.

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MK,

You'll find it illustrated as part of the thread, "Peep Sights" on page 2 of this forum.

http://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbt...ge=2#Post109037

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Thanks Tim. Read Koefeld's instructions .... way past my skill set. Will have to write JJP to see if he will make one and what he would charge, ouch. Rifle is a double 9.3x74R over 20, stays under 3" for 8 shots at 100 from both barrels, from rest with the sights smoked and using a Merit disc on my shooting glasses, factory 286 grains. Well worth peeping. On a rifle with substantial recoil a toplever peep is preferable to one on the tang.

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