Modifying an IOF 30-06

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Re: Modifying an IOF 30-06

Post by skeetshot » Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:01 pm

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Patridge Sight
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Re: Modifying an IOF 30-06

Post by skeetshot » Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:02 pm

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Swivel hood for front sight. The front sight is mounted on a ramp and has a lock screw for elevation adjustment
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Re: Modifying an IOF 30-06

Post by skeetshot » Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:03 pm

The swivel hood protects the delicate front sight, and the geometry of the existing base didn't allow the hood to swivel 180 degrees, but gave an excellent sight picture at 90 degrees

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Re: Modifying an IOF 30-06

Post by skeetshot » Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:05 pm

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Sight picture through swivel hood
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Re: Modifying an IOF 30-06

Post by skeetshot » Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:13 pm

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Perspective view of front and rear sight
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Re: Modifying an IOF 30-06

Post by skeetshot » Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:18 pm

IN CONCLUSION

While I enjoyed making this small modification, I must be the first to admit, that with my aging eyes, and cataract surgery in both eyes, I am unable to see the iron sights properly :shock: :shock:

Fortunately, the scope field of view is not disturbed by the sights.

Ideally I should be looking at a low powered Prismatic scope for a clearer picture :lol: :lol:

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Re: Modifying an IOF 30-06

Post by timmy » Mon Aug 29, 2022 11:22 pm

The Patridge sight gives about the best sight picture one can obtain, short of aperture sights and optical devices. This looks like a real improvement to me.

Your point about eyes and the effects of aging is a sad but true statement about our human condition. For me, it highlights the personal challenge of shooting, in that it's not a competition with others about who is "best," but rather a competition with myself to do my best. This aspect of firearms and shooting is what is so appealing.

Thanks for sharing your interesting improvement!
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