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Old February 21, 2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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How to sight in/adjust a peep sight?

I currently just recieved a gun from my mother that was her fathers, and it has a peep sight on it. And this weekend I plan on shooting it for the first time, and also sighting it in. So I researched on google on how to sight in a peep sight, but I yielded no results, so I come to you asking how do I sight in a peep sight? I know it shouldn't be difficult, I just don't want to start adjusting things that I shouldn't be touching, etc. Btw it is a Lyman Peep Sight in case their sights are different at all...
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Old February 22, 2008, 03:21 AM   #2
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Simple as pie. The Lyman sight has 3 screws: one on top (elevation) and one on the side (windage), and a locking screw. The 2 adjustment screws are for moving the rear sight up/down and left/right, the locking screw locks the sight in place after sighting in.

When shooting the rifle, you sight the rifle by looking through the hole in the rear sight. First, get a good sight picture. When you raise the rifle and look through the rear peep, the tip of the front sight should be centered in the circle of the peep sight. Make sure you focus on the front sight, your target will be blurry but you can see it in the background. Fire a few shots to get a group. Using the screws on the rear sight, move the rear sight in the direction you want the group to move in order to hit your intended point of impact. If the group is too low, raise the rear sight. If too high, lower the rear sight. If too far left, move the rear sight to the right. Easy, right?

There are vernier lines on the sight that you use to judge how far you are moving the sight.
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Old February 22, 2008, 02:09 PM   #3
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Alright sounds simple enough, I guess I will just have to tinker around a little bit to get it where I want it...

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Old February 22, 2008, 02:52 PM   #4
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Actually I just went and looked at my sight, and I don't think I quit understand what to do. So I took some pictures of it to differentiate(sp?) which screws are which. So could you tell me which screw does what? And also how to move whatever screw if I am shooting to low, or high, or to the left or right? Thank you if you can.

Here are the pics...

Top of sight


Side of the sight




I also have one more question, the peep sight itself, like the hole you look through; does it need to be screwed in all the way, or what?
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