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BT100 Front Bead, Is it Removable?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by vpr80, Sep 14, 2009.

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  1. vpr80

    vpr80 Active Member

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    I bought a HiViz sight for my BT100 to try it out, but when I went to put it on, I realized that the front bead doesn't look like it's removable. It's like this little square block with the bead on the side of it. Can someone tell me if in fact it is a screw-on or it's not removable?

    Thanks
     
  2. vpr80

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    Ok so just grab the whole thing and turn counter-clockwise to unscrew? Won't I scratch the top of the rib with a circular ring while unscrewing?
     
  3. gdbabin

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    Am I missing something? Why remove it? I put my wife's just behind it.


    Guy Babin
     
  4. vpr80

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    I got the one that screws in (don't want to tape).
     
  5. bobdog

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    Honestly, I don't know, but I'm sure somebody else here does. But if you just want to try one, there are inexpensive magnetic beads that might be worth a look.

    I blacked mine out with a magic marker a couple of years ago because it was too big of a distraction, but I know not everybody feels that way. A lot of shooters like them.

    It does seem that dropping $20.00 (or borrowing one from someone else) to see how you like a big green pumpkin on your muzzle would make sense.
     
  6. vpr80

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    Alright I will give it a try tonight and let you know how it goes. Thanks!
     
  7. JerryP

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    If the sight didn't scratch anything being installed it shouldn't scratch anything being removed. As it loosens it moves up.
     
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    USE A HAIR DRIER TO HEAT THE LOCK TITE THAT KEEPS IT IN. IT WILL COME OUT EASILY. Fred
     
  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    It is slightly recessed and wont hurt a thing, but you may with your wrench so it is up to you
     
  10. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    I've had excellent luck attaching these sights with silicon glue. It's fast (except for drying time), sticks really well(never had one come off yet), and can be removed without a trace. The tape they give you works well too (I've used both) if you clean the rib with Gumout. Don't do anything permanent as they are made of plastic and will likely need replacemnet some day after you've hit your groove with it. As soon as you've adjusted, buy a spare. Good luck.
     
  11. tumbleweed

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    You bet it's removable. Do you have one of these?
    <a href="http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/3miles/?action=view&current=ANGLEGRINDER230.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
  12. cpd544

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    I just removed the from bead on mine. Took the glow worm off and replaced with the factory sight. I used a solder gun and held it on the sight for a few minutes then it screwed right out. Easy and caused no damage to the gun.
    Jim - cpd544
     
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