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#1 .22-5-40

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:14 PM

Hello, I am new to this type of shooting, and I was wondering about tube sights? I have a Ballard actioned prone rifle, and the way it is stocked, a tang type sight cannot be mounted. I was wondering if a tube type sight could be mounted on the scope blocks? Does there need to be a front sight attatched? Who made them? Sorry for all the questions, I am really green at all this! Thanks.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:33 PM

From what I have read, looking through a 19th century "tube" sight is like looking through a soda straw, very little field of view. Two years ago I bought a C Sharps 1874, Their web sight and catalogue have different length tube sights. You might give them a call, they are very easy to deal with and I'm sure they will have an answer for you.

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