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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:11 pm 
Mil-Surp Owner
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Since my eyesight isn't what it used to be, I've decided to make some (non-permanent) changes to my Long Branch
No4 Mk1*.

While not standard issue, the scope I've used (a Weaver K3) is similar in appearance to the Lyman Alaskan which was actually adopted by the Canadian Army during WWII, though in smaller numbers than the no. 32 telescopic sight.

The cordura and foam cheekrest will do until I get my hands on another buttstock and a wood cheekpiece.

Handloads gave me good results in this rifle while using the aperture sights, so I can't wait to try this new set-up.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:48 pm 
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Looks like it will get the job done.

The high set sight can be hard to get used to, but the Germans usually preferred high set scope sights.
The higher the sight line the more difficult it is to guesstimate hold under on small targets at close range, but with sight set for several hundred yards out solid hits can be extended in either direction, nearer or further out, without getting out of the kill zone for deer or human sized targets.

With low set sights sighted in for a longer range the trajectory of the bullet first crosses the line of sight at a much closer range than with a high set sight. Then the travel of the bullet goes much higher than the line of sight before dropping to cross again at the zero point.

Easier to explain with a drawing.

Basically you're less likely to over shoot a mid range target.

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