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Re: Pope tang sight
Reply #15 - Sep 6th, 2017 at 7:49am
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Joe, I though the proper way to adjust point of impact was to bend the barrel. Wink
  

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Reply #16 - Sep 7th, 2017 at 6:40pm
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Quarter_Bore wrote on Sep 6th, 2017 at 7:49am:
Joe, I though the proper way to adjust point of impact was to bend the barrel. Wink


I can see where bending the barrel could be easier than adjusting a Pope windgauge sight, lol. Adding a thumb screw to lock the staff elevation is a huge help. One of these days I will make a solid knurled tumbler to replace the goofy adjusting nuts. A small coil spring could also be added under the staff stem to control backlash.  I like the Pope sight because the staff does not interfere with a brim. I really do adjust powder charges to move the POI. All those knobs and whirligigs make the Pope sight so much more impressive!


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Reply #17 - Sep 7th, 2017 at 7:32pm
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Joe, what distances are you using your Pope sight at?  Just the 100 and 200 or do you use it on the silhouette and buff shoots? 
I have some changes I'm making on the next one, it'll just be a while before I have a window to work on it.   I like the coil spring idea...
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Reply #18 - Sep 7th, 2017 at 7:56pm
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Just 200 yards, GT.  Have it on a Ballard 38-55 set up with a Pope stock of Rosewood. Heavy at sixteen pounds but I love the rifle. Maybe next summer will try the little 225 gr bullets in it. Might actually be forced to change the sight, lol.


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Reply #19 - Sep 25th, 2017 at 12:34am
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Had a little free time today couldn't shoot without getting wet.  Had intentions of working on a rifle but got distracted by the sight I started earlier this month...
A little more detail work, a different eye cup, the hair pin, some polishing then off to the oven for some color case, maybe by Thanksgiving? 
Anyway, thanks everyone for the dimensions and pictures, here's a few.
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Reply #20 - Sep 25th, 2017 at 12:56am
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Reply #21 - Sep 25th, 2017 at 2:46am
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On the originals, the gizmo for turning the discs to change elevation was just the upper part (eye & stem) of a sturdy fish hook.
  
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Reply #22 - Sep 25th, 2017 at 7:47pm
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Looking good GT!

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