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mrkurtz
07-21-2008, 10:20 PM
I just picked up a Henry Golden Boy Rifle. At age 54 I need to have a pair of bifocals made to focus on the sights. Should I have them made to focus on the front sight or the the rear sight? I can't seem to get both in focus at the same time, I have to choose.

1911_Mitch
07-21-2008, 10:36 PM
Always focus on the Front Sight.

There is a training institution named after this very concept.:rolleyes:

maxicon
07-22-2008, 11:36 AM
I love the Golden Boy, but I hate the factory buckhorn sights. I'm in the same boat as you, and find them very hard to use accurately.

There are a couple of good options for it, depending on how authentic you want to stay and how much you want to spend, including for a 'smith's drill and tap services.

Henry makes a cantilever scope mount (Heresy, the traditionalists shout!):
http://www.henryrepeating.com/images/rifles/goldenboy-scope.jpg
I'd be tempted to cut off the back part and put a red dot like an Ultradot in the front ring. Definitely the best bet for aging eyes and accuracy, but not very authentic looking, especially on a Golden Boy. You could always paint the red dot with brass paint...

Another option - much more traditional, and still pretty effective - is a peep rear sight with either a gold dot or fiber optic front. Marbles makes one that is considered to be one of the best, but isn't cheap. Truglo makes a 3 dot fiber optic that's much less expensive.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=118542&t=11082005
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=744104&t=11082005

Check out the Henry forum over at rimfirecentral:
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=67

Here's a good thread on sights for the Golden Boy:
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194823

You need to make sure you're getting the right sight for the right model.