1985 Peep Sights vs Open Sights

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by rmm8397, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. rmm8397

    rmm8397 New Member

    Just got my new 1895 CB and am interested in using a manual sight that is best for my old eyes with bi-focal glasses. Has any one had experience using a peep sight like Skinners Express Sight for the 1895 while wearing bi-focals?
  2. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

    First off welcome to the forum. I have not personally used the Skinner sights although I understand they are good quality. I do use the Williams peep sights on two of my older rifles and I wear bi-focals. For me, the peep sight is a big improvement. It has not made me a long range shooter, but it has doubled my distance from 50 to 100yds over the factory irons. Both of the rifles I refer to are only used for fun shooting...informal paper punching and target shooting during good light. For hunting I can't use the peep sights in low light situations so I am forced to use a scope.