Lack of peep sights?

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by Boboclown, May 15, 2017.

  1. etrain16

    etrain16
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    I've looked at that Williams before - not a bad price. I wonder though if you need a matching front sight? Seems they imply not all front sights will be able to work with that one - I'm assuming due to the height of that sight - may not match the height of the existing front sight?
     
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  2. Boboclown

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  3. etrain16

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    Can't answer about the sight, but I can say I do like the Hatsan guns I've owned. I still have a break-barrel model in .22ca - it's a hard-hitting gun. I do like that underlever model you linked though, might be something to consider down the road.

    I know you're trying to avoid a break-barrel, but I own one of these - and bought one for my FIL, who uses it to dispatch squirrels and other varmints - works really well - just ditch the cheasy scope they insist on including the FO sight they include works just fine - good price on this one too:

    Crosman Optimus Breakbarrel Air Rifle Combo. Air rifles
     
  4. Boboclown

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    I was also thinking of going nitro piston since those are less sensitive to weather.
     
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  5. ditchtiger

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    How about this set up.
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  6. Boboclown

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    I ended up getting a used RWS Model 48 off an auction.

    Just gonna put a rear aperture on the weaver rail and see if I can knock out the notch rear sight.
     
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  7. ikemay

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    Peep sights are nice. I have a Williams peep on my Benjamin 392 (.22). I can pick off small (1"-2") pine cones setup on a saw horse 30-40 feet out. It even put a hole in a 5 gallon bucket at 70'ish feet away, didn't think it would have enough power for that, now the bucket has a piece of duct tape on it LOL! Anyway, it really likes the basic Crosman 14.3gr wadcutter. It's only rated at 685 fps, but I would think it's plenty for the smaller redish squirrels we have around here.
     

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