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ideas on replacing leaf sight for flip down style/more

Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 21 Jun 2018 06

Hey guys -

I'm wanting to swap out the stock iron sights on my 16" .357 Rossi 92 for something a little more helpful for snap shooting, as well as deliberate/focused target shooting.

To that end I had thought following the usual practice along the lines of replacing the rear sliding leaf with a flip down rear sight, and later on getting a tang peep sight for the fine-tuned aimed shots.

Then, I asked myself - should I even bother with the tang sight on such a short-barreled carbine? I like how that setup would look, with a folding tang and flip-down up front. I don't know, maybe I just want some reassurance that the tang site on a short barreled carbine is not a waste of time/money. I'm never putting a scope on the gun, it is purely a fun/functional shooter to take to the range and for HD. I won't be putting a laser on it either, just keep it old-school.

I did read a few bad reviews of Marble's #95 folding rear sight, in terms of durability. Apparently the adjuster screw breaks pretty easily. However, same can be said of the original or older generation folding sights too.

Things to wonder about while my rotator cuff is healing! It's a worthwhile distraction to focus on my gun hobby, I think. +guns

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Re: ideas on replacing leaf sight for flip down style/more

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 21 Jun 2018 12

I like my Marbles tang it's on a 20 inch octagonal so no help about a 16. It does make precision possible not so much snap shots. Thinking about taking the eye cup out and trying as a ghost ring for faster pick up.

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Postby HarryAlonzo » 21 Jun 2018 22

That combination is intriguing. How's about a Lyman #16 for the folding rear, and a Skinner receiver? I like my Marbles tang, and I trust it out to 100 yards. I don't think it's wasted on a 16 inch barrel at all.
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Re: ideas on replacing leaf sight for flip down style/more

Postby Mad Trapper » 22 Jun 2018 08

I installed a folding ladder on one of my 16" rossi 92s.
I need to take a better pic, dont know if it can be seen real good.
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I installed this marble bullseye on another, but not used it yet.
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Postby SAN14 » 22 Jun 2018 22

I installed the Marble Bullseye as shown above. Unfortunately, it just didn't work with my contacts....only with reading glasses and it was pretty good. But I was then having a harder time seeing the target. My son with good eyesight had no problem hitting the 300 yard steel gong. I think it's design makes it both fast on target and precise for accurate shots.
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Re: ideas on replacing leaf sight for flip down style/more

Postby rondog » 22 Jun 2018 23

What about the peep from Steve's Gunz that replaces the safety? Seems like that would be ideal for a shorty carbine.
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Re: ideas on replacing leaf sight for flip down style/more

Postby HarryAlonzo » 24 Jun 2018 11

I had the Steve's Gunz peep for awhile, and I liked that it was compact and low. But if you're looking for precision, you can do better. Elevation adjustment is by 180 degree turns, and the bolt is not the most stable or repeatable base for a sight.
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Re: ideas on replacing leaf sight for flip down style/more

Postby Archer » 24 Jun 2018 12

HarryAlonzo wrote:I had the Steve's Gunz peep for awhile, and I liked that it was compact and low. But if you're looking for precision, you can do better. Elevation adjustment is by 180 degree turns, and the bolt is not the most stable or repeatable base for a sight.


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Re: ideas on replacing leaf sight for flip down style/more

Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 24 Jun 2018 15

OP here - still typing almost completely one handed - day 5 post-op.
Arm's progressing as they told me it should, tomorrow AM I have my 1st follow-up with my ortho.
FWIW on the rotator cuff repair Fujita scale, mine is labeled as LARGE TO MASSIVE SIZED ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR + BICEPS TENODESIS. Which is as far as you go before shoulder replacement.

None of this stuff is new to 90% of you guys, young or old, here on the forum... :roll:

So where was I? Oh yeah - replacing sights on my 16" Rossi 92 .357!

I won't be going the Steve's Gunz bolt safety route - for the reasons you already mentioned, as well as I plan on just leaving the safety alone to just remove/plug up in the far future.

I do like the Marble's bullseye sight setup - looks good, and reviews seem positive!

OK just took me a year to compose this, so I gotta take a break. Be well, 'yall! And thanks for all the productive comments!
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Re: ideas on replacing leaf sight for flip down style/more

Postby GasGuzzler » 24 Jun 2018 16

You remind me of me after my only surgery. I was online the whole time I wasn't asleep.
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