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Old October 23, 2000, 01:15 AM   #1
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What are ghost rings?



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Old October 23, 2000, 04:24 AM   #2
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"Ghost Rings",ST, are a peep sight setup with a large aperture. This is a fast but reasonably accurate setup for close range work.Installing a standard peep and unscrewing the aperture makes it a GR sight.

First one I saw was on an antiquated Remington auto rifle in 35 Rem,circa 1958-60.

There's 6 shoulder arms here at Casa McC capable of being used for deer hunting. 5 of them have peeps on them and the apertures are unscrewed at need.

Both of the 870s suitable for HD have them.
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Old October 23, 2000, 11:28 AM   #3
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It's a large aperture, as Dave said, with a thin ring. As you focus on the front sight, the ring blurs out, or becomes "ghost-like". One of the earliest to describe and use this system was "Karamojo" Bell; he used them on his 7mm Mauser (or .275 Rigby) for ivory hunting. Jeff Cooper claims to have coined the term, though.
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Cool...makes sense...thanks for the help.

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Old October 24, 2000, 01:24 AM   #5
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To further illustrate what Jeff,CA and the others have said said, here is a link that will show you a picture of ghost ring sights...

(And no, I'm not affiliated with the company )
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