[Members] Question about setting up sights

Julia Collins collinsja at me.com
Wed Jan 17 18:39:50 EST 2018

Tristan and other interested sight users,

The conventional wisdom I’ve heard calls for 1”-2” of sight relief (the distance between the sight and the surface of your eye). You need to be able to align the rear sight opening with the front sight and target, and if your eye is too close to the rear aperture, that opening will be relatively huge. If you have something like the Anschutz “anti-glare tube” (http://jga.anschuetz-sport.com/index.php5?menu=488&sprache=1&zubehoerID=11) attached to your rear sight, it will force that eye relief. I’ve attached a PDF file showing an idealized version of the sight picture just to reinforce the role of the rear sight aperture.

There are others on this list with more shooting and rifle-fitting experience than I — hopefully they’ll chime in.

Happy shooting,


> On Jan 17, 2018, at 11:24 AM, Tristan Bennett <version2.2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am building my biathlon rifle and I am not sure how to position the rear sight. I like having the top of the sight sit against my right eyebrow because I feel like it gives me the best light and sight picture, but I am not sure if this is considered proper or not. Also, I am worried about the sight getting damaged if it is positioned so far back. 
> I have attached a picture to show the sights I am using. The rear sight is the same style/ brand that ESA used when they sold a biathlon rifle based on the MkII. It is a stock photo, but should help to illustrate what I am working with. 
> Any input would be appreciated,
> Tristan Bennett
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