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Old 06-08-2021, 04:26 PM
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Another member had a thread about a Ghost ring on a BL, and a few members were discussing the Skinner peep. I thought a separate thread would make the information easier to find in a search.

I installed a Skinner on mine today. I used their .600 brass Partridge. I had to do some filing on the partridge dovetail to fit.
Done no filing for height of partridge. The aperture stem had about 4 turns of adjustment, and I ran it down the whole way and backed it out 2 turns. I took it out to the bench that is at 50 yards for a few test shots. When I get the bench moved to 25 yards I'll Make some adjustments, but I don't think I'll have to remove any front sight as I've read of others doing.

I put in a .070 aperture and tested 10 shots at 50 yards.




.600 brass partridge with a sharpie used on the top of the blade for now. I'll clean that off and get some black fingernail polish for it.


I also got a brass elevation knob/ lock, and a rear sight dovetail filler, but didn't get them installed yet. It will be a few days until I have time to shoot it again , and get it completed.
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Old 06-08-2021, 05:19 PM
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Excellent hawkeye! Great idea for a new thread. I'm in.
And thank you for the .600" front findings. I'm going to start with that one. I applied some white vinyl lure paint to the tips of my .500 & .600 followed by some blaze orange.
Looks like we have a new place to share tips & findings.
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Old 06-08-2021, 06:35 PM
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I just got the Skinner sight and front sight put on last night. If you are shooting 25 Yards which is primarily what I shoot then you can not go with a Smaller front sight than .600 and for most .650 would be perfect. I had the .500 and was shooting pretty high at 25 yards. Switched the front sight to the .600 and took my Skinner sight down the last half turn from the factory setting and it is perfect for me at 25 yards.

I have no adjustment left to lower the sights any more, but I do not need them any lower they are right on. Barely had to move the front sight off center and I do mean Barely to get it at Point of aim. It still looks centered..


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Old 06-08-2021, 06:49 PM
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Looking good Hawk.
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Old 06-09-2021, 04:22 PM
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Great tips and findings from HE & jst!
I just fitted my .600" and waiting for the vinyl paint to cure before I cold blue, water wash, then oil the blue to cure before drifting in. I always cold blue exposed metal after filing/fitting.
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Old 06-14-2021, 06:15 PM
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Well, .600" was a tad too short with the Skinner all the way down by an inch @25 yds. Ordered the .650" and it should all be good. Now to wait and for another fitting. Seems my BL is being fitted for a James Bond tux. Has to be prefect.
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Old 06-19-2021, 05:30 PM
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Ok gang,
The Skinner .650" arrived, fitted and cold blued exposed metal. The 1/2" width only stuck out a 1/16" on either side of the dovetail and looks good and not out of place on the 9/16" barrel dia. Barely noticeable. I'm good with that and I don't have to worry about striking the barrel with a punch on adjustments.
Did an initial laser bore sight @ 50ft and the rear peep went up to about 1/3 from the bottom. Plenty of elevation either way when I do my 25yd final.
Oh, and I applied and buffed the wood with the BC wax. Really nice and impressed with the Tru-Oil finish.
Now, to dirty it up with lots of rounds.
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Old 06-19-2021, 09:23 PM
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Post a pic of her. Congratulations on getting her your way.
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Post a pic of her. Congratulations on getting her your way.
Ok, here is the .650 front & back. Doesn't overhang too bad.
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Howdy! Any more insight on this subject? I am very much debating a BL-22 and peeps are always my preference. Thank you so much!


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Just get the .600 front sight and file it where you need it.

Here is a link to Skinner sights, just use the drop down Browning to get the correct rear sight. Order anything else while at it like Black Gold or such.

You will love the BL-22 it has a short lever throw of 33 degrees, the magazine inner tube does not use a j slot like all the rest of the 22 levers. It locks in with a push button at any angle.

I have them all except Henry 22's. The BL-22 is my favorite out of all them. Especially once the trigger is broken in good. My full size BL-22 holds 15 22lr. in the tube. The one pictured below I believe only holds 12.

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No more insight,
Just get the .600 front sight and file it where you need it.

Here is a link to Skinner sights, just use the drop down Browning to get the correct rear sight. Order anything else while at it like Black Gold or such.

You will love the BL-22 it has a short lever throw of 33 degrees, the magazine inner tube does not use a j slot like all the rest of the 22 levers. It locks in with a push button at any angle.

I have them all except Henry 22's. The BL-22 is my favorite out of all them. Especially once the trigger is broken in good. My full size BL-22 holds 15 22lr. in the tube. The one pictured below I believe only holds 12.


Oh yeah skinners are great. Iíve bought three other sets for Marlins. Nothing beats a peep for small game. Heck any game! Thanks for replying!


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Howdy! Any more insight on this subject? I am very much debating a BL-22 and peeps are always my preference. Thank you so much!


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As I said in the OP. I used the .600 front, and set my peep post in the middle of elevation adjustment for the 50 yard try out in post#1.
When I later got it to 25 yards I dropped the post a half turn, and tapped the skinner and front slightly for windage. I didn't need to file any off the top of the .600

Here is 25 yards before and after the post adjustment.


This is after the windage.
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As I said in the OP. I used the .600 front, and set my peep post in the middle of elevation adjustment for the 50 yard try out in post#1.
When I later got it to 25 yards I dropped the post a half turn, and tapped the skinner and front slightly for windage. I didn't need to file any off the top of the .600

Here is 25 yards before and after the post adjustment.


This is after the windage.

Fantastic! Thank you so much!


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