Has any of you

Has any of you

Joined: June 17th, 2011, 12:59 pm

October 9th, 2017, 1:24 pm #1

put different open sights on your RWS 54's, 52's or 48's? If so, what kinds/types, how and what did you do and how is it working out for you?
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Joined: April 26th, 2001, 2:31 pm

October 9th, 2017, 6:07 pm #2

Try a red dot sight , I have a problem with iron sights and glasses now that I'm older. The red dot is faster and having a single dot to concentrate on is much simpler than iron sights.
I was surprised to see that a cheap BSA redox has stood up to hundreds of rounds in my model 52 with stock spring inside.
Try one you might just get used to it...

Roy K
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Joined: May 18th, 2012, 10:50 pm

October 9th, 2017, 9:01 pm #3

put different open sights on your RWS 54's, 52's or 48's? If so, what kinds/types, how and what did you do and how is it working out for you?
I have a 48. Had the manufacturer (Diana) used the 350 iron sights on the side lever rifle, there would be little to complain. The 48 sights can best be described as "blunt" - not fit for precision shooting. I am waiting callback from Williams Gun Sight Company to see what peep sight options are available for the 48.
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Joined: June 17th, 2011, 12:59 pm

October 10th, 2017, 12:27 am #4

Try a red dot sight , I have a problem with iron sights and glasses now that I'm older. The red dot is faster and having a single dot to concentrate on is much simpler than iron sights.
I was surprised to see that a cheap BSA redox has stood up to hundreds of rounds in my model 52 with stock spring inside.
Try one you might just get used to it...

Roy K
but I worry that the dot will be too big for accurate shooting at longer distances
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Joined: June 17th, 2011, 12:59 pm

October 10th, 2017, 12:29 am #5

I have a 48. Had the manufacturer (Diana) used the 350 iron sights on the side lever rifle, there would be little to complain. The 48 sights can best be described as "blunt" - not fit for precision shooting. I am waiting callback from Williams Gun Sight Company to see what peep sight options are available for the 48.
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Joined: June 23rd, 2009, 5:25 am

October 10th, 2017, 5:09 am #6

put different open sights on your RWS 54's, 52's or 48's? If so, what kinds/types, how and what did you do and how is it working out for you?
Those tiny screws giving side pressure aren't strong enough to handle the forward recoil. In my case the sight backed out after less than a hundred shots. After I secured them again the elevation adjusting screw quite literally fell off in the middle of a shooting session. At that point I gave up. If you must put an aperture, it's best to look for something sturdier than a Williams sight but those tend to be rather expensive.
I think with a full power 54 it's best to get BKL mounts and a bomb-proof scope and hope for the best, or else stick to the factory sights.
BTW, I assumed you meant iron sights including apertures when you said open sights, because if you really mean open sights the factory sights are more than adequate.
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Joined: June 17th, 2011, 12:59 pm

October 10th, 2017, 11:48 am #7

well during a shooting session one of the ball bearings that are under the elevation screw that allows it to quick fell out and got lost. I don't know if you ever seen one of them but they are so tiny that finding it was harder than finding a needle in a haystack. And then my elevation screw since I had barrel droop was almost all the way out of it screw hole and upon shooting it again during the session that fell out along with the last ball bearing so now I just have a site that just sits up there and flops around so that's why I am looking for a peep sight of some sort. I would love to have something like the RWS 350 has on it or like the HW rifles. Plus I don't like that very tall and thick front sight post
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