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    Still thinking about sights...

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    Post by Stonedog on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:39 pm

    In my earlier post, I said I was building a "what if" crossbow bases upon the Change in SM Stirling's Emberverse series...

    My sticking point is really the sights...

    For a 170# prod....I am torn between a rear peep with front pins (kind of like compound bow sights) and cheating with a rear holographic sight (the daisy electronic sight) covered to hide the fact that it is electronic.

    Advantages of the pins, is that I can really dial them in distance and windage wise but being at the front end there is the chance of them being hit and knocked off of alignment.

    The holographic rear cam be better protected, but I will have to use "Kentucky windage" due to the single dot. I say sight it in at 20 yards and practice other distances ....

    In the spirit of a post electric world, I am trying to avoid electronics...I guess I could always install a fiber optic red dot into the rear Holo?

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    Post by Todd the archer on Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:15 pm

    Personally I like the one I made for my lastest crossbow.

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    Post by ferdinand on Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:41 pm

    How about a rifle sight as used on WW2 Bolt action rifles?
    Its mechanic but stil allows u to adjust for distance!
    Front part u would have to copy from tod's design, tunnel with pin.
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    Post by Rizzar on Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:49 am

    What about something like this adjustable rear diopter sight:
    Still thinking about sights... V_110 (Made by someone who helped me with my first build, if you can read this, Thank You Werner)

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    Post by Stonedog on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:49 am

    How does that work? What do you use for a "front " sight?
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    Post by Geezer on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:50 am

    On medieval bows, the foresight is usually your arrow-point.
    This rear sight is about the prettiest I've ever seen. Lovely work!
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    Post by actionbow on Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:06 pm

    That's gorgeous. I want!
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    Post by ferdinand on Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:14 pm

    Verry nice!
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    Post by Rizzar on Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:58 am

    I admire it everytime I see these pictures, too.
    It was handmade (sawing, filing and some drilling) but I must admit he is a learned toolmaker with a lot of experience.
    (The crossbow it is mounted on looks good, too. Here a link to his german website (he is doing this for hobby not for any commercial purpuse) for those who want to see some pictures)

    As Geezer mentioned before you usually aim with your arrow point as foresight.

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