Author Topic: Question...Using Browning Vernier Sight on Browning 1885 High Wall  (Read 4546 times)

Doc Potter

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I am trying to use a Browning Vernier tang sight on my Browning 1885 High Wall hunting rifle.
Rear sight will not lower far enough to find the bulls eye at 25 yards (4 inches high), or 100 yards (7 inches high).
Is there a way to make this sight work or is there too much difference between the High Wall and the BPCR, i.e. higher position of the front sight on the BPCR barrel?
Thanks for your help.
Doc Potter

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Re: Question...Using Browning Vernier Sight on Browning 1885 High Wall
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 01:43:33 PM »
I am trying to use a Browning Vernier tang sight on my Browning 1885 High Wall hunting rifle.
Rear sight will not lower far enough to find the bulls eye at 25 yards (4 inches high), or 100 yards (7 inches high).
Is there a way to make this sight work or is there too much difference between the High Wall and the BPCR, i.e. higher position of the front sight on the BPCR barrel?
Thanks for your help.
Doc Potter


You need to use a taller fron sight...


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Doc Potter

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Re: Question...Using Browning Vernier Sight on Browning 1885 High Wall
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 04:27:49 PM »
That sounds all together too logical!
I haven't looked into front sights.
I will check Buffalo Arms.  Any other suggestions of sources?
Thanks, Doc

John Boy

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Re: Question...Using Browning Vernier Sight on Browning 1885 High Wall
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 07:19:00 PM »
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Re: Question...Using Browning Vernier Sight on Browning 1885 High Wall
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 08:51:31 PM »
 Bill is right, you need a taller front sight, but what in the world someone wants with a vernier sight on a hunting rifle is an entirely different question...
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Doc Potter

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Re: Question...Using Browning Vernier Sight on Browning 1885 High Wall
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 06:29:44 AM »
Well, I had a this rifle available and thought I'd try to make it work for long range.
Seemed like a good idea at the time.....

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Re: Question...Using Browning Vernier Sight on Browning 1885 High Wall
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 06:49:41 AM »
Well heck for long range, you won't find any targets under 200 yds, and that's just about where you're zero'ld at now.
And keep in mind that with irons using a post or post and bead the correct sight picture will put the top of the front sight at 6 oclock on the "bullseye" and the rounds should be impacting the x ring.
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Re: Question...Using Browning Vernier Sight on Browning 1885 High Wall
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 12:08:03 PM »
Back when I used to shoot BPCR, I used the open sight when shooting less than 200 yds.
 
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