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Hi I am new here and just bought a LOADED M1A in 308 Win. I have not fired the rifle yet but I am itching to!

My question is does anyone make a .520 peep hooded peep sight that I can swap out without any other conversions to the rear sight?
If so where can I purchase one?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Fulton Armory appears to have .520 hooded peep sights in stock.

Can you swap your regular aperture to a hooded aperture without changing any other parts? Maybe. The NM sight base has a deeper relief for the hood to nestle in when the sight is cranked down, but if your 100yd zero with your regular aperture is at least six or eight clicks up from bottom, then you can probably replace it with a hooded aperture. You'll lose most or all of the 6 or 8 clicks below 100yd zero as the hood will bottom out early in the regular sight base, but if it zeros, who cares?

I put hooded sights in regular bases in a garand & M14 & they worked fine for me. The last couple rifles I upgraded I splurged on aftermarket NM2a rear sight assemblies & I guess that makes me feel less trailer-trashy.

FYI, Whatacountry has NM/2A sight bases for 29 bucks.

edit: go shoot your gun & get used to it before you start changing stuff out.
 

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