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Bolt actions tapped for receiver sights?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by HoosierQ, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. HoosierQ

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    I am a big fan of receiver apeture sights. Or tang sights although I am guessing there...I like the peep sight. I have Tech Sights on everything I can manage.

    I would like to get some sort of bolt action rifle, in a caliber other than .223/5.56 or .308/7.62 that'll take, from the factory, some sort of receiver or tang sight. The scarcity of good gunsmiths makes the from the factory thing almost a must.

    I don't need new. Old Savages are cool. I know the 340 came tapped for that. That would fit the bill in 30-30.

    I am asking about bolts here because there seems to be no shortage of levers and single shots where this is the case. They are under consideration.

    Of course if I find a nice Model of 1917 I'd be set.

    At any rate, what can you folks tell me about here? New or old, doesn't matter. Got time and money to get what suits me.
     
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    Sam

    I feel the fool. I had no idea. The possibilities are endless (almost). I was thinking of course of the side mounted kind that screw into the side and come up and over. These are great. Thanks.
     
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    60's model 700's were tapped for receiver sights. I have a 22/250 that was made in 1967 that is tapped.
     
  5. Sam1911

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    Hey, no foolin! :) Those might work well for you. They will sit a little farther forward than some other designs, and that might be good or not so good, depending on your eyes and what you're used to.

    IMHO, aperture sights become less effective/optimal the farther away they are from the eye. (One of the reason the "Mojo" sights for AKs/SKSs aren't all that awesome. They're just as far away from the eye as the factory v-notch. They don't work like an aperture, just as a wider, closed-top notch.)

    But you can certainly try the Williams sights out for little money and see how they work for you. If something father back and closer to your eye would be better yet you can always find a good gunsmith to mount something else later on.
     
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    A nice rifle of such vintage would suit me well. I'm just beginning my research. Went to the "Friends of the NRA" banquet this weekend and got a touch of the fever. Nice guns. Came real close (numerically speaking) to winning a nice gun...but didn't.
     
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    Any new Ruger with iron sights can be fitted with an NECG receiver sight that fits the factory scope mount cuts. Don't know if the factory Ruger sight is available separately or if it will work with the factory front sight but replacement blades are also available from NECG. An NECG rear sight with a sourdough front sight blade would be a nice combination.
     
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    Spot on.

    My Lipsey's 7x57 RSI bedded in a RL stock with the NECG combo suggested above. Have the same front sourdough on my old M77 RS 35 Whelen though using a tweaked rear sight blade as optics are its primary sight.

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    Of course a classic old Mauser fitted with a vintage sight is darn nice. It, too, fitted with an old Redfield sourdough.

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    Both are easy to hit with 250 yard big game rifles.
     
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