Has anyone mounted a Skinner peep sight on their Winchester or Browning 1886? I'm thinking of getting one for my Browning.
I've had and reloaded ammo with a dozen different bullets for my 86's now for 25+ years and have yet to find one that wouldn't chamber due to bullet shape. Both are from the original runs done in 1986.Just put one on my browning 1886, mine mounts to the bolt not the reciever. As for adjustment it’s fine adjusting elevation but I had to drift the front sight to get the gun to zero. I must have missed something, their is a set screw for windage I loosened but I could not get the sight to move. Other than that I like it a lot and at 100 yards puts them where I want them to go.the second thing I did was to rent a throat reamer, been wanting to do thst for a long time now. Now it’ll chamber anything I put into it including the 400 grain Speer, 350 Hornady and several others I have with wide orgive bullets.
Never used Berry's. Have loaded some Speer 400's for my Brother-in-law and they chambered in my 86. Did you seat them deep or out ? I cast most of my bullets, 325, 410, 510 RCBS FN, and 500-540 gr BPS from RCBS and Lyman, Done Lyman's 500 RN too. Started off with Lee's 400 FN. All these chambered in my 86'sI haven’t tried berry’s bullets with my 86, but the orgive might be to fat for the no throat in the chamber. That’s the second thing I did, reamed the chamber out and now it’ll chamber almost everything. Prior to this I couldn’t chamber the Speer 400 jsp or Hornady 350.