Peep Sight for Savage A22

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Peep Sight for Savage A22

Post by SteveHGraham » Tue May 29, 2018 6:36 pm

I picked up a Savage A22, which is a semiauto .22 rifle. I was thinking I should get a peep sight instead of scoping it. The .22 is not very accurate, and I shoot squirrels, so I feel like it's a waste of time to think about what happens much over 100 feet away.

I looked at peep sights on the web, and it didn't seem like any were made for this gun. How big a deal is it to modify a peep sight to fit a rifle?
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Re: Peep Sight for Savage A22

Post by earlgo » Wed May 30, 2018 7:46 am

Steve: Years ago Williams made inexpensive receiver sights called the Williams Foolproof and for the round receiver you would need something like a FP 70. Not nearly as expensive as the Lyman sights. You might have to turn over a few flea markets or gun shows. The current Lyman sights are in excess of $100 and the new Williams are in the neighborhood of $70. And you probably would need to inlet the stock for the sight base.
If you knew someone with a few machines, you could have them make a non adjustable aperture sight for a few hours time that would bolt to a scope base or use the scope base screws.

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Re: Peep Sight for Savage A22

Post by SteveHGraham » Wed May 30, 2018 9:39 am

That's surprising. I can get a good Nikon rimfire scope for $90, but a peep sight can cost over $100? I wonder if this is why peep sights aren't more popular!

What about making an adaptor that can be screwed into the holes for the scope base?
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Re: Peep Sight for Savage A22

Post by SteveHGraham » Wed May 30, 2018 9:52 am

I'm looking to see if someone makes a rear sight that attaches to a Picatinny or Weaver rail.
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Re: Peep Sight for Savage A22

Post by SteveHGraham » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:19 pm

I decided to put a peep sight on my Marlin Model 60 instead. The Marlin is inferior in just about every way, so I feel like the Savage will benefit more from a scope. And a company called Tech-Sights makes a peep that fits the Marlin.
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