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Front sight color?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by KF9VH, May 14, 2009.

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  1. KF9VH

    KF9VH TS Member

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    What color front sight do most feel is the best for trap shooting? I bought a used gun and it has a high viz sight that takes the light pipes. All it came with is green and red. I am thinking I would like a white one better. Your thoughts please.

    Thanks

    Mike
     
  2. jdsfarms

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    When I used the bright ones for trap I developed a bad habit of focusing on the bead,I changed mine back to white.Jerry
     
  3. trapshootin hippie

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    Take it off. Sights are there for decoration.
     
  4. Frank C

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    black
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

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    I use red.<br>
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    But then, I'm opposite eye dominant, and require a Uni-Dot to keep from cross-firing.<br>
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    As far as becoming fixated on such a sight, you have to train yourself to stay focused on the bird, and use peripheral vision to being the dot to the bird. If you look directly at the red dot, you will miss.
     
  6. J.Woolsey

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    I'm with Frank, Black.
     
  7. ram2008

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    Front sights? I took the advice from some previous posts here, and took mine off the gun. For the first time in about 3 months, I shot a 23 yesterday!! I have had all the colors up front on the barrel, but all they do is distract me by concentrating on them, and not the bird, causing misses most of the time. This is very true, and I have proven it. Take yours off for a few rounds of trap, and just get used to not using a sight. You will find out that your eyes will pick up the bird better, and your barrel will follow to the bird. Works for me!! Are there any rules in the hand books that require a front sight?
     
  8. gun fitter

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    I've been saying for years that many should loose their front sight. I didn't invent this idea Dan Carlisle taught it to me.
     
  9. grnberetcj

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    Fuschia for skeet..

    Mauve for sporting clays..

    Curt
     
  10. trapshootin hippie

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    How bout pitty tink? For the sheeters.
     
  11. perazzi_01

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    Tiny brass bead or nothing , anything that can draw your eye away from the target = bad. One special exception would be those with a cross eye dominance problem or central vision where a colored bright sight in a tube can only be seen by the master eye.
     
  12. BT-100dc

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    I painted my white sight with a bottle of model car paint (florescence orange); works for me. BT-100dc
     
  13. Old Cowboy

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  14. 391 shooter

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    What front site?
     
  15. J.Woolsey

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    Jack, the reason I choose to use a black front sight is, that it doesn't stand out. I do this in an endeavor to lessen the chance of bead checking. Do you suppose Phil Kiner would approve? Since doing so in my last 5 caps events my average was 90.5, I know that's not great, but it is a big improvement from an 86. I was just sharing something that seemed to work for me.
     
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    I do not know. For the past 3-4 years I have had irregular success with a fluorescent green sight. I did my best to look through the site at the target. The last month or so, I have struggled. A couple of days ago at the SC State shoot I think I was going back to the front sight after the target came out. I blackened my green front sight with an ink marker and I think my target vision became better and my scores went up a little (not enough). For the next several months I plan to use a small black sight and see what happens. I am sure that changing from green to black did not hurt anything and might have helped me.

    Pat Ireland
     
  18. don q

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    Kiner does suggest a black sight. I did it and helped me a lot. Does not take away from target focus. don q
     
  19. Frank C

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    I have talked to many that scoffed at the black sight......but they have never tried it.....on the other hand, most (if not all) blackened bead shooters ARE former "colored" bead shooters....as the old Alka-Seltzer add said....."Try it you'll like it"and it rubs off....
     
  20. dverna

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    Yesterday, in utter frustration, I removed the red Hi-Viz sight. I had no bead at all.

    Shot 25, 25, 23.

    I have been struggling badly for two months. Went from B scores to D. I think I have been bead checking or trying to "aim" the shot.

    Three rounds are not proof - but I was surprised at the ability to hit birds with no front reference. Maybe a black bead is the answer - for me at least.

    Don Verna
     
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