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Reply #30 - Sep 1st, 2017 at 6:58pm
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I stand corrected! Smiley
What I was trying to say was shimming was a ugly solution and you certainly punctuated that. Thanks
  
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Reply #31 - Sep 18th, 2017 at 1:53pm
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If you use a traditional target scope (Lyman, Unertl, etc) for the scope matches on your rifle, the Baldwin is definitely worth the extra.  He uses a left hand thread for the adjustments, which means that the directions are the same as the thimbles on the scope.  I used an original Soule for years - loved it, but had to think which way to go each time for the correct direction.  Have two Baldwins on my currect match rifles and am very happy with them.

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Reply #32 - Sep 18th, 2017 at 2:57pm
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Baldwin for a few reasons, but this is not to disparage other quality sights.
1. It is substantial.
2. Witness marks are relatively easy to see.
3. Good tolerances.
4. "Right hand rule" adjustments (same as scope).  The fingers of the right hand point the direction of adjustment.  The thumb indicates the direction change of bullet impact.
5. Economy: As so many have indicated (we know because we've done otherwise), buy the best sight the first time.
  
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Reply #33 - Sep 18th, 2017 at 2:57pm
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sloshooter wrote on Sep 18th, 2017 at 1:53pm:
If you use a traditional target scope (Lyman, Unertl, etc) for the scope matches on your rifle, the Baldwin is definitely worth the extra.  He uses a left hand thread for the adjustments, which means that the directions are the same as the thimbles on the scope.  I used an original Soule for years - loved it, but had to think which way to go each time for the correct direction.  Have two Baldwins on my currect match rifles and am very happy with them.

Jerry


I asked that question a few times and was told it wouldn't work.  Guess they were either too lazy or couldn't figure it out  Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #34 - Sep 18th, 2017 at 4:41pm
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Schuetzenmiester wrote on Sep 18th, 2017 at 2:57pm:
sloshooter wrote on Sep 18th, 2017 at 1:53pm:
If you use a traditional target scope (Lyman, Unertl, etc) for the scope matches on your rifle, the Baldwin is definitely worth the extra.  He uses a left hand thread for the adjustments, which means that the directions are the same as the thimbles on the scope.  I used an original Soule for years - loved it, but had to think which way to go each time for the correct direction.  Have two Baldwins on my currect match rifles and am very happy with them.

Jerry


I asked that question a few times and was told it wouldn't work.  Guess they were either too lazy or couldn't figure it out  Roll Eyes


Interesting comments.  I did not appreciate the windage reverse threads in my Browning soule rear sight until I switched, due to aging eyes, to a period-style Fecker scope with Unertl-style adjustments.  The Browning sight uses reverse threads for windage, i.e. rotating the knob clockwise moves the sight to the left, same as the scope adjustment.  But unfortunately Browning did not use reverse threads on the elevator (elevation adjustment).  Turn it clockwise & the sight moves up - the reverse of a Unertl-style adjustment.

Just wondering how the Baldwin elevation adjustment works?

BTW, I do have a very well-made Kelly rear sight I plan to mount on a new Shiloh Sharps I should receive in a few weeks.  Clockwise adjustment of the windage knob moves the sight to the right.  And clockwise adjustment of the elevation knob moves the sight up.

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Reply #35 - Sep 18th, 2017 at 5:35pm
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A number of the top single-shot shooters use Hoke tang sights. They are based on a period design that is not a Soule and are of very high quality. I have a couple of them and think they are great. Especially like that they are marked in such a way that one doesn't have to refer to the vernier to reset. Want to go up 1MOA then make a full turn of the knob, etc.
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Just checked the equipment list for the 2017 BPCR Raton Iron-sight Nationals. There were 4x MVA, 2x Hoke, 2x Baldwin & 2x Kelley in the top-10. Winner was a Hoke shooter, but don't think that was the difference.

Schuetzenmiester wrote on Sep 18th, 2017 at 6:29pm:
I very seldom looked at my scale on either the windgage or tang sights during a match. I had the minutes calculated by the rotation of the knobs.  The scales were used for initial settings or if I went backwards and needed to rezero  Shocked

Yep. That's the way to do it. But, you would be surprised how may folks still read the vernier when they adjust. Waste of time (when in a timed event) and not as accurate as "knowing your knob".
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Reply #36 - Sep 18th, 2017 at 6:29pm
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I very seldom looked at my scale on either the windgage or tang sights during a match. I had the minutes calculated by the rotation of the knobs.  The scales were used for initial settings or if I went backwards and needed to rezero  Shocked
  

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