Weihrauch HW 35E site question

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    Brian10956
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    I’m getting the 35E in 22 caliber strictly for back yard plinking and target shooting 35 yards max. To start I was thinking instead of adding a scope to just use the open sights that come the gun. I had read on some other post when I was doing research on what to buy where someone had recommended the use of a rear Williams Peep sight and that it works well with the front sight that comes on the 35e. I was wondering if the sight I saw on Amazon is the correct site to purchase? If not what is needed to improve on the notch type sight that’s on the stock rifle.

    https://www.amazon.com/Williams-WGRS-54-Receiver-Peep-Sight/dp/B004VBS8X0

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    Loren
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    https://williamsgunsight.com/product/williams-fp-gr/

    I had one of these on my HW77 for a while along with the Twlight Aperture.   It was a very accurate setup.  

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    sonny
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    not sure about that sight  the one i used on my HW95 williams fp-ag aperture sight from AOA

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    Brian10956
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    Loren

    https://williamsgunsight.com/product/williams-fp-gr/

    I had one of these on my HW77 for a while along with the Twlight Aperture.   It was a very accurate setup.  

    I’m looking for one that can fit in the 11mm scope rail on the gun I think the model you used requires drilling and tapping, which I’m equipped to do but I’d rather not.

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    Loren
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    I may have grabbed the wrong model .  Mine fits on the 11mm dovetail.  Call AoA and they will put you into the right model.  Get 

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    Crutcherro1
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    I put this sight on a HW30/R7 and added a twilight aperture. No drilling or tapping required. I probably would not get the optional target knobs on the sight again. I don’t make any adjustments after sighting in. It’s a quality sight and improved my accuracy.

     

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    MDriskill
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    The Williams FP-AG is the one to get for a barrel-cocking springer. It has an adjustable base to fit a variety of groove spacing, and has a fairly high sight line which you need for even a small amount of barrel droop. You can get it with (FP-AG TK) or without (FP-AG) target knobs. This versatile unit is the same that Beeman sold as their “sport aperture” for many years.

    I agree with Crutcherro1, and prefer the flush screw adjusters over the target knobs. The Williams sights all use a locking screw for the elevation bar, so you have to get your screwdrivers out to adjust the sight either way, LOL. And the whole point of a compact sporting peep sight is to give a great view of the target area, which the knobs interfere with a bit.

    I will also mention that Anschutz match style sights will fit any HW made after the late 1970’s. That’s a bulkier sight that’s not as well suited to rough-and-tumble sporter use, but is another level in terms of precision and available accessories for target shooting. With a little shopping around you can find used ones for not much more than a new Williams. HW made their own match sights too of course. (My avatar is an HW 55 with an Anschutz sight and Gehmann adjustable magnifying iris eyepiece, FWIW!)

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    FrankinFairfield
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    Brian,

    I have the Beeman/Williams peep on my HW35e.

    Crank the stock sight down, out of the way (or remove it if you want. (I wouldn’t))

    I use a medium sized post in the front sight and at 10 yards, offhand I can shoot target for target along with the FWB300 which has an aperture.

    There are two versions of the sight.

    One has screw adjustments for elevation and windage.

    The other has knobs which I have.

    I have knobs on the Williams peep on the Bluestreak too.

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    Brian10956
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    I see at AOA the sell 2 types of the sight some of you have mentioned. 

    Williams FP-AG-TK Aperture Sight and the FP-GR-TK the first is for high line the second is for a low line . Which is the correct one to get?

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    MDriskill
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    Get the high AG version ("AG" stands for “airgun” by the way).  This is best for 99% of barrel-cocking guns.

    The GR series is primarily intended for rimfires with grooved receivers and fixed barrels. It won't adjust high enough for some barrel-cockers, plus it has a much longer, low-slung body which makes it a major pain to reach HW’s side-button safety. 

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    N8
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    Most Williams products appear to be backordered across the internet, specifically any of the peeps which could fit an 11mm dovetail. If you find an FP-AG-TK someplace let us know where.
     

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    Brian10956
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    You can find them on ebay but they are being sold for close to $90.

    I have I on backorder and they have no idea on when they are coming in midway wont even take a backorder as Williams cant give a delivery date.

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    Brian10956

    You can find them on ebay but they are being sold for close to $90.

    I have I on backorder and they have no idea on when they are coming in midway wont even take a backorder as Williams cant give a delivery date.

    Yikes…for that kind of money you can start to find some nice used match diopter sights on Ebay etc. Again, these are a somewhat different animal from a sporting peep, but much more precise units that can take some awesome accessories. Some (like the old Anschutz "Universal" models) are not too bulky, and of very stout steel construction which works fine on a sporter rifle.

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    Brian10956
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    I just received an email from the dealer who is trying to get one for me at ochocos.com in Oregon. They were told by Williams that it will be 60 to 90 days before they go into production so it’s going to be awhile before I get one unless I find one that is still in stock someware or a used one becomes available.

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