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I've recently been widening rear sight notches on my rifles as it becomes more and more difficult to aim. After a disappointing outing with my SMR I opened the notch up a bit and will likely need to open it a little more. Then a more recent range trip with my sweet shooting .50. At 50 yards I just couldn't see well enough to make a decent group. There is a 12" gong at the 100 yd berm that is hard to make out after it gets shot too much. The club does keep a spray can of black paint just for the gong. I sprayed the gong with a good coat of paint and went back to the shelter/benches. I fired three shots at this, now very visible, target gong and could see the hits easily. At the berm I measured the 3-shot "group" which was a satisfying sub-5" spread. That's the difference between seeing the target well enough to align the front sight. In the past - when I could see - a 5-shot 3.5" group at 100 yards was the best I could do; So 5" ain't too bad. I widened the notch but will have to range test it again. Yeah, I know, it's tough work but someone's gotta do it.

The .50 is the 4th one up from the pistol.

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I understand your situation. For my .50 deer rifle, I acquired a new rear sight that had a blank but taller leaf than the original. Then I drilled a hole in it. I filed and shaped it to resemble the original sight (but with a ghost ring instead of a notch). One has to look closely at it to see that it is not an original style rear sight. Imagine a ghost ring but in the rear sight. Strangely, this improved my shooting capabilities immensely.


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Booshway
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Man, you have some nice toys, Hanshi... Wink


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Thank you, Boartooth.
I like the idea of a ghost ring peep. I have them on a few cartridge shooters and love 'em. Just thinking on the how, where and what.


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