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Modern bolt rifles with open sights...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rino451, Sep 13, 2007.

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  1. rino451

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    Are there any modern bolt rifles designed for use with rear mounted, preferably range adjustable, open sights?
     
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    Don't know of any sporter turnbolt rifles that have receiver sights. Is that what you mean by "rear mounted"? Most manufacturers make turnbolts with open sites mounted on the barrel. You can easily buy and mount a Lyman receiver site on, for example, a Remington 700. Am I missing something?
     
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    Yes, receiver sight is what I meant. Outlaw, none of those fit the criteria.

    I'd like to consider alternatives to Enfields, MN's, K31's, and 1903's. I'm surprised that there aren't many options out there.
     
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    I mounted a lyman 48 receiver sight to a 700 remington. The left side of the receiver was already drilled. The only mods. I had to do was take off some wood from the stock. It was really a nice setup. This was done in 1968 when rifle scopes were not nearly as relaible as scopes of today, not to mention their cost.
     
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    Ya, I don't know about the others, but a Remington does if you add an aftermarket one. Lyman makes them, and I think a few others do.
     
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    The only modern bolt gun I can think of that comes with military sights is a Steyr Scout.

    Bolt-action sporters have never been common with sights like a No 4 Enfield or an AR.

    Those sights are made with a different purpose in mind: hitting a man-sized target somewhere, at a wide range of distances. They're not meant for bullseye shooting or ethical big game hunting at a distance.

    Peep sights are a popular aftermarket item, though.

    Now iron sights like a Mosin or a No1 Mk3? Those are common on most bolt guns, in some configuration or other.

    A Ruger 77 International, Remington Model 7 MS (Custom Shop), a full-stock CZ, etc. are some of the closest modern rifles to an old military rifle in appearance and feel, without the ungodly price tags of some other European guns.

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    EDIT: Oh wait. I just saw the price of the Remington. I didn't know they were THAT much. Scratch the Model 7 MS.
     
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    That's not a Winchester in your link.
     
  12. Zak Smith

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    Several high-end competition/sniper rifles have mounting provisions for "factory" or standard adjustable sights, including the Tubb 2000 and the AI-AW.
     
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    rino451,
    when you say:
    do you mean the quick-adjust ladder sights shown here:
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    if so, the CZ 452 Lux fits the bill:
    http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=3
    also available in full-stock configuration:
    http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=45
    however, these are both rimfire.

    I don't think you'll find that style of sight on many rifles that aren't military-surplus, since loads vary enough otherwise that the calibrations will be off.
     
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    You could also get this from DPMS.

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    Or build your own with one of these.
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