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Front Shotgun Sight ?????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pahunter1, Jan 30, 2009.

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  1. pahunter1

    pahunter1 TS Member

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    Does anybody recall a front sight for a shotgun that slides over the end of the barrel that is shaped like a rectangle, with about a 1/2 inch opening. They were supposed to be the thing for trap shooting. There ad said that if you sighted the bird in the opening of the sight and followed through, you would break the bird. I remember it from years ago and can not find any info on it. ANY HELP?? ED (PAHUNTER1)
     
  2. abiezer

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    If your looking at the end of the barrel, you'll shoot where the bird was.
     
  3. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Can you say "Gimmick"?

    I saw them advertised many many years ago, but, I've never ever saw one on a trapshooters's barrel.

    Hauxfan!
     
  4. shooterIII

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    Lost the front bead one day, shot anyway without the bead and shot just as good. Maybe the front site is overrated.
     
  5. puablo

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    Thinking that maybe it was Floyd Natross...used to see one advertised in Trap &
    Field magazine quite a few years ago. Spelling of name may not be correct. He was the father of Susan, who was an excellent shooter. puablo
     
  6. maclellan1911

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    get a holo sight try that
     
  7. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    The late Floyd Nattrass invented a sight called the Super Sighter which was basically an elevated front bead which could help a one eyed shooter hold a higher gun over the traphouse.
     
  8. wireguy

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    I agree with 85TTR because with the triangle you can leave your razor blade in the triangle and the next morning it will be sharp again. Really.
     
  9. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Canadian Olympic Champ, Susan Nattrass's father was marketing them out of Canada.
     
  10. Browning Boy

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    I saw one once at my gun club. A newbie had it on the end of his shotgun. Said he got it from K-Mart and that it was called a pheasant finder. The box said that if you put the pheasant in the rectangle sight you would hit the pheasant. It had a rubber gasket that fit over the barrel and basicly just stayed in place. The newbie shot it for a couple of rounds and put it back in the box. Never saw the guy again.



    George Ware
     
  11. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I knew Floyd Nattrass quite well and many times I saw Floyd helping a newbie shooter by first boresighting the gun with the Super Sighter attached and then going to the pattern board before coaching the shooter from the 16 yard line. When health problems caused his vision in master eye to get blurred, Floyd still wanted to compete and hold a high gun over the traphouse. He tried a scope and shot well with it but could not find a scope sturdy enough for competition shooting so he developed the elevated front bead sighter.
     
  12. Neil Winston

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    Hi Mike,

    I remember several ladies in the Southwest trying to make Floyd's Super-Sighter work. I tried to help a couple figure out why they couldn't hit anything, and that's when I learned how important to is to have a rib - or something - to guide you in setting eye-height as the rear sight. With the Super-Sighter all there was was a front sight and no clue to the shooter if this time her head was a little low, high, or just right. Going to the pattern board required that you get your head to a spot that made it shoot OK on the board, then duplicating that _with no visual feedback(!) _ on the line. I never found anyone who could even put two shots in the same place at the patten board, much less hit a target very often at all.

    Everyone I knew yanked the system off in frustration. I thought it was impossible to use too.

    Neil
     
  13. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    Floyd did coach a Junior shooter to become a very good shot and earn the back fence and go on to bunker shooting. The guy has a lot of natural talent and does not now use the Super Sighter.
     
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