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    Default redfield back-up peeps?

    An old friend in Whitehorse showed me a 9.3x62 custom carbine built off of a pre-64 Model 70. Attached to the rear flat surface of the rear scope base, was a back-up peep sight that pops up when you remove the scope.

    I want one! Has anyone seen these around? Has anyone had to use one to shoot game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak View Post
    An old friend in Whitehorse showed me a 9.3x62 custom carbine built off of a pre-64 Model 70. Attached to the rear flat surface of the rear scope base, was a back-up peep sight that pops up when you remove the scope.

    I want one! Has anyone seen these around? Has anyone had to use one to shoot game?
    Talley currently makes one- very slick looking... Can't see that it would be any different than shooting any other peep sight.

    Brockman makes this one in a Talley base- http://www.midwayusa.com/product/780...ing-steel-blue
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    Default redfield peep on sight base

    Those peep sites were avaliable - or perhaps standard - on the Redfield bases of the late 60s. I still have a number of bases with these sights on them - it is a pretty neat setup.

    You should be able to find a base with the sight on it on EBay etc. and then move it to your base - they are held on with 2 small screw tapped into the rear end of the mount. Cheap solution and works well - it would be good product to market I would think.

    If I get a chance I'll try to post a picture.

    Quote Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak View Post
    An old friend in Whitehorse showed me a 9.3x62 custom carbine built off of a pre-64 Model 70. Attached to the rear flat surface of the rear scope base, was a back-up peep sight that pops up when you remove the scope.

    I want one! Has anyone seen these around? Has anyone had to use one to shoot game?
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    Yes, I saw that. Two small flat head screws and two holes drilled n tapped in the rear base, granted the rear base had sufficient height to accommodate the little sight.

    If you have an extra, I'd be interested in buying one. All I need is the little sight along with the screws, though the screws really aren't needed if you don't have them.

    On the back side of a weaver mount for a Savage 99, there is alot of material to work with, so a little back-up redfield would be a dandy addition. Drilling and tapping the two holes would be very easy to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvfinak View Post
    You should be able to find a base with the sight on it on EBay etc. and then move it to your base - they are held on with 2 small screw tapped into the rear end of the mount. Cheap solution and works well - it would be good product to market I would think
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    Last time I saw one on E-bay, I stopped bidding when it went over $80. It seems a lot of folks want one.
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