Winchester 9422M peep sights

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Winchester 9422M peep sights

Post by Shootermick » 23 May 2020, 9:47 am

I’m looking to put some peep sights on my 9422M. It’s pretty accurate with the factory sights, but I think some decent peeps would improve it even more.
I’m thinking maybe a Williams groove type. Has anyone put these on a 9422? Did you have to change out the front post? I’d like a fibre optic front post anyway, hopefully they might be available as a set.?
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Re: Winchester 9422M peep sights

Post by bladeracer » 23 May 2020, 9:50 am

Shootermick wrote:I’m looking to put some peep sights on my 9422M. It’s pretty accurate with the factory sights, but I think some decent peeps would improve it even more.
I’m thinking maybe a Williams groove type. Has anyone put these on a 9422? Did you have to change out the front post? I’d like a fibre optic front post anyway, hopefully they might be available as a set.?


I use the William's dovetail peep on my JW21. I can't recall off the top of my head whether I had to do anything with front sight height, but I think it was fine. I did file it down to half its width, that's the opposite of putting a fat fiber optic element in though.
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Re: Winchester 9422M peep sights

Post by Shootermick » 23 May 2020, 10:22 am

bladeracer wrote:
Shootermick wrote:I’m looking to put some peep sights on my 9422M. It’s pretty accurate with the factory sights, but I think some decent peeps would improve it even more.
I’m thinking maybe a Williams groove type. Has anyone put these on a 9422? Did you have to change out the front post? I’d like a fibre optic front post anyway, hopefully they might be available as a set.?


I use the William's dovetail peep on my JW21. I can't recall off the top of my head whether I had to do anything with front sight height, but I think it was fine. I did file it down to half its width, that's the opposite of putting a fat fiber optic element in though.


That’s the type I’m keen on. Not the one with the adjustments hanging down the left hand side, but the one that just slides in on top of the receiver.
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Post by Bugman » 23 May 2020, 10:25 am

Try Rebel Gun Works in Brisbane, They seem to advertise a open sights/cost and availability.
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Post by in2anity » 23 May 2020, 3:15 pm

The slidey ones are great for set-n-forget, but when you're countin the clicks (i.e. ringing steel), the L-shaped ones are better. And remember the 22 is a bit of a rainbow...
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Re: Winchester 9422M peep sights

Post by bladeracer » 23 May 2020, 5:10 pm

I prefer peeps for precision but don't like them at all for field use, they obstruct too much of the field of view, although you can shoot both eyes open. With the William's you can remove the aperture insert and use the housing as a ghost ring, but I haven't tried that for precision shooting.


Shootermick wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
Shootermick wrote:I’m looking to put some peep sights on my 9422M. It’s pretty accurate with the factory sights, but I think some decent peeps would improve it even more.
I’m thinking maybe a Williams groove type. Has anyone put these on a 9422? Did you have to change out the front post? I’d like a fibre optic front post anyway, hopefully they might be available as a set.?


I use the William's dovetail peep on my JW21. I can't recall off the top of my head whether I had to do anything with front sight height, but I think it was fine. I did file it down to half its width, that's the opposite of putting a fat fiber optic element in though.


That’s the type I’m keen on. Not the one with the adjustments hanging down the left hand side, but the one that just slides in on top of the receiver.
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Post by Shootermick » 23 May 2020, 6:11 pm

in2anity wrote:The slidey ones are great for set-n-forget, but when you're countin the clicks (i.e. ringing steel), the L-shaped ones are better. And remember the 22 is a bit of a rainbow...


Yeah, I know you’re right. But I’m just after a set and forget job for a few bunnies around the farm, nothing too serious.
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Post by in2anity » 23 May 2020, 6:20 pm

bladeracer wrote:I prefer peeps for precision but don't like them at all for field use, they obstruct too much of the field of view, although you can shoot both eyes open. With the William's you can remove the aperture insert and use the housing as a ghost ring, but I haven't tried that for precision shooting.

Yes couldn’t agree more - a narrow target aperture is a hindrance shooting fur. I’ve maimed animals because of this. A nice wide aperture on the other hand is a darned practical thing - like the battle sight on a Lee Enfield no4.

I must say, once you’ve hunted with irons, it makes going back to a scope feel like a cake-walk. A valuable learning experience.
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Re: Winchester 9422M peep sights

Post by Shootermick » 23 May 2020, 6:34 pm

Bugman wrote:Try Rebel Gun Works in Brisbane, They seem to advertise a open sights/cost and availability.


Rebel are out of stock. Anywhere else in Australia that you know of?
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Post by Bugman » 23 May 2020, 8:40 pm

The only other place to try would be Cleavers in Brisbane or at an outside chance Brownells Australia ( but they seem to have a waiting time as they tend to order from the US)
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Post by bladeracer » 23 May 2020, 9:18 pm

Shootermick wrote:
Bugman wrote:Try Rebel Gun Works in Brisbane, They seem to advertise a open sights/cost and availability.


Rebel are out of stock. Anywhere else in Australia that you know of?


I only ordered one Williams through my dealer. It took weeks to turn up and was twice the price of getting them from the US. I bought four more direct via Brownells.com.au and Ebay, much quicker.
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