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Muzzleloaders and Trapdoor Rifles - Economy Mid Range Soule

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The Economy model sights are a no frills “Soule” type tang sight with elevation and windage adjustments. They are not just a stripped down version of our other sights, they are an entirely different sight with a different base and detente spring design that is easier and cheaper to make. It also features only a standard eye cup with #10x32 threads, but the important parts of the sight (the adjustments) are made and fitted the same way as our more expensive sights. It features micrometer adjustments for windage, and vernier scale on the elevation, but also has ½ MOA marks on the elevation knob for more accurate elevation adjustments.

I typically tell potential buyers that it is all the sight 90% of the competitors actually need. It works like it is supposed to and does it at an economical price. I've sold thousands of them over the years with many happy repeat customers.

On the other hand as our eyes get older it is nice to have the “Hadley” style eye cup so we can adjust the hole size to the available light conditions. My standard #10x32 Hadley will screw right on this sight, and can be ordered at the same time as this sight, or added later.

Each type rifle, (i.e., Sharps, Winchester, Remington, Ballard, and etc.) have different angles on the top tang in relation to the bore line. We set the economy model sights to the correct angle when we manufacture them. It requires modification of the staff or spring to adjust that angle, and the detente spring must be compressed during assembly.

For that reason it is not recommended that you attempt to purchase this sight and multiple bases for several different rifles or different types of rifles. Our “Supergrade” sights are more suited for that use.

Because of the lighter detente of this sight, it will tend to tip forward under recoil. If you would prefer that the sight stay upright after firing so you do not need to reset it during the re-loading process then you should consider the Supergrade sight as it has a much stronger detente spring.

Actually it has been shown with slow motion camera work that all sights tip forward under recoil, and then flip to the rear and etc. as the recoil slows. The stronger detente spring of the Supergrade sight actually catches the sight as it passes vertical and stops it at that point so it appears to have not moved.

This sight is built lower than a normal Soule type sight by making the sight body and staff juncture a 90 degree angle instead of vertical above one another. This lowers the sight over a half inch to its lowest setting, and helps make using a Soule sight possible on a muzzle loader or other rifle such as a trapdoor that has the tang very high in relation to the bore line when compared to other single shot rifles such as the Sharps rifle.

In most cases it will still require the use of an extra tall front sight, but it will be much lower than what would be required with a normal Soule sight.

There is one additional drawback to using this sight. Because of the way it is made, it will only fold forward over the barrel for storage. It will not fold to the rear, and cannot be made to do so.

The angle of the staff to base is adjustable so it can be mounted on nearly any tang angle and be adjusted for vertical.

It is available with any base we make for the economy sights (NOT AVAILABLE IN PEDERSOLI GIBBS). You are welcome to let us know which base you prefer. If you do not designate a specific base length, we will ship it with the 1.5” base.

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