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Peep receiver sight on Mauser 98

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dak0ta, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    Hi, any of you guys try a peep on your mauser in 8x57? I'm thinking of a skinner Lo-pro sight that will fit in the tapped receiver.
  2. 35 Whelen

    35 Whelen Well-Known Member

    I mounted a Lyman 57 on a '98 I had, as I love aperture sights. It helped some, but as they say, you can't polish a turd.:D Seriously, it was a big improvement over the issue sights as any peep sight should be. I'm not familiar with the Skinner.

  3. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    The skinner has adjustable aperatures. Stock is 0.096'', removing it gives a .2'' ghost ring. You can buy smaller aperatures like 0.07 and 0.04''.

    It is elevation adjustable by turning the sight CW or CCW. Windage you tap the front sight.



    HEAVY METAL 1 Well-Known Member

    I made a "poor man's" peep sight for one of my Turks. I bought an extra rear sight, Dremeled a crosswise groove in it, soldered a small washer in it & applied some cold blue to it. Good enough that I can hunt quite effectively with it and much easier to target shoot than the stock sights. It's a bit crude, but it works and it's totally reversible. Now, the one in your post is certainly nicer looking and better functioning with it's adjustability. I just whipped out something cheap, easy and quick.
  5. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this dak0ta! I had no idea that thing existed. You have just made my day! What a smart piece of engineering.

    I put a Williams on my $49 Turk and hacked a chunk out of the stock with a Dremel to accommodate it. I drilled the mounting holes freehand with a cordless drill so they are just a little off. If you raise the elevation you have to adjust the windage :(
  6. xfyrfiter

    xfyrfiter Well-Known Member

    My old sporterized mod 98 in 30-06 wears a reciever mount williams. the apeture can be removed and gives you a ghost ring, works well at open sight ranges. Don't know who did the mods but they are well done.
  7. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    How accurate can you shoot in terms of grouping with the peep? And how far out?>
  8. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    I shoot cast lead at 100 yards with mine and I can keep them in the black on a standard 25 yard pistol target. I'm pretty pleased with that.

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