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Old 07-19-2011, 03:09 PM
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I bought the t/c hawken peep sight and installed it myself onto the tang of my hawken but I couldn't get enough elevation adjustment out of it. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I know I can buy a shorter front sight but now I think I would like a marbles peep sight instead. Does anyone use a marbles sight on their hawkens and if so what model? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:55 PM
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Dan, what holes in the tang did you use to mount the sight. On my TC Hawken with a TC Hunter peep, I put the rear hole on the sight over the rear screw hole in the tang. I was able to get enough elevation to get on target, but it's maxed out. I've considered moving the sight so the front hole of the sight is over the front tang screw, but haven't tried that yet.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:25 PM
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Ya that's what i did too. I thought it was maxed but when I hunted with it, it got bumped loose cuz the threads were barely held. I've thought about trying the front tang screw also but didn't know how the curve of the tang would affect it. I was hoping to not have to drill and tap a new hole if I could find a taller peep that would match the holes I have. I looked on midway at the marbles sights and they have a ton that are labeled for different guns but not all state the measurement between the holes.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:02 PM
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Ace Hardware stores carry strips of brass and aluminum for hobby and craft projects. I've seen a display of twelve inch long pieces of various sizes and shapes - square, round, angle, flat, etc. As I recall, there were some strips about 1" wide x 1/8" thick. It wouldn't be too difficult to cut out a shim to fit between the sight base and tang to raise the sight.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:46 PM
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That's a good idea. I'll try that.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:29 AM
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Hi - I did a similar thing to make a TC peepsight fit on my Traditions Hawken Woodsman, and on my Pedersoli African Express.

Best to keep the peep as extended as little as possible, as this makes it less vulnerable when hunting!
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