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I have a CVA octagonal barrel that I was hoping to get a peep sight attached to and was looking at the Williams WGRS rear peep sight. However, if I knock out the current buckhorn sight to free up the existing dovetail, it's a good 8 inches down the barrel from the tang. Is that too far away to allow for proper eye relief for a rear peep sight? Would it only work if the peep sight had a larger aperture instead of a pinhole-sized one? I haven't used one before, so I wasn't sure. I've heard the CVA tang is too short to mount a rear peep sight on it, so the barrel mounted sight seemed the best option. Thanks!
 
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I have a CVA octagonal barrel that I was hoping to get a peep sight attached to and was looking at the Williams WGRS rear peep sight. However, if I knock out the current buckhorn sight to free up the existing dovetail, it's a good 8 inches down the barrel from the tang. Is that too far away to allow for proper eye relief for a rear peep sight? Would it only work if the peep sight had a larger aperture instead of a pinhole-sized one? I haven't used one before, so I wasn't sure. I've heard the CVA tang is too short to mount a rear peep sight on it, so the barrel mounted sight seemed the best option. Thanks!
I shoot a lot of rifles with peep sights. Most mount on the tang with about an inch or so clearance from your eye . Merit makes nice adjustable rear apature that you can adjust the size. When you adjust the rear apature adjust until you see a gray ball in the sight picture then back it off a touch. That we I'll give you a proper sight picture. The lyman 57 should be mountable on a cva I think it i a 57sml about 50-60 dollars. Might have to drill a hole or two but no big deal.see a gunsmith if you not comfortable .Log Cabin Sport Shop will have them. I have a early ideal lyman number 1 early 1900's .Had to tweak the base but fits nice on my .32 won the August postal match with it.
 

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The farther it is from your eye the smaller the field of view down range will be.
 

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Skinner sights makes a "Low Peep" that can be mounted on a short tang. It requires drill & tapping one hole. It is only adjustable for elevation. The have different sized apertures for it. I have a couple of them mounted on T/C Renegades due to failing eyesight. I really like them cause they ar rather unobtrusive.
 

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+4 - the aperture should be close enough to the shooter's eye to enable looking "through" the aperture ILO looking "at" it. (especially on close/fast shooting)
 

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I have a CVA octagonal barrel that I was hoping to get a peep sight attached to and was looking at the Williams WGRS rear peep sight. However, if I knock out the current buckhorn sight to free up the existing dovetail, it's a good 8 inches down the barrel from the tang. Is that too far away to allow for proper eye relief for a rear peep sight? Would it only work if the peep sight had a larger aperture instead of a pinhole-sized one? I haven't used one before, so I wasn't sure. I've heard the CVA tang is too short to mount a rear peep sight on it, so the barrel mounted sight seemed the best option. Thanks!
Marbles makes a Bullseye (sorta peep) sight that mounts in the existing rear dovetail. I have one on my Lyman GPR. IMO, not as good as a standard tang mounted peep, but works well enough for me.
 
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Thanks everyone...looks like I have some alternative options to check into instead of going with my original plan!
 

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Is your objective a better sight picture or are you trying to improve the ability of your eye to focus on the sight/target? In either case, you will probably have better luck with the peep mounted closer to your eyes.
 

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Professor, those 57 SML sights by Lyman are good sights but are now around $100 or more. I use them on my table guns.
 

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I have Skinner sights mounted on two unmentionables and they are mounted at the place of the original rear sight. A good distance down the barrel and away from the eye. They both do a stellar job.
 
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Decided to try the Marbles Bullseye rear sight and matching ivory bead front sight for now...see if that works well, and if not I'll try the Skinners...thanks!
 

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