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HiViz sights - Yes or No...

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Slugo, Apr 6, 2011.

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  1. Slugo

    Slugo Member

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    are they a help or a hindrance!?! Your thoughts guys...

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  2. Limpy100

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    Slugo, I liked them but I found my eyes being drawn back to them on the sharp angles.
     
  3. K80433SC

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    I put the shorter Hi-Viz sight bar onto my gun about 9 months ago, like the one in your photo. I knew I did not want the longer version, as I've seen on some.

    My scores dropped immediately after putting the sight on the end of my rib. In fact, for quite some time, I was "clueless" on many of my missed targets. Finally - after lamenting my situation to several whose opinions and advice I trust, one of my friends suggested that I might be guilty of "bead checking" .
    ............that instead of concentrating my visual focus upon the target, I was coming back to that pretty, flourescent green sight at the end of the barrel.

    I began to work more at looking hard for the target (as we all know it should be done, anyway), and now am not even aware of the sight as I shoot. I have seen a steady progression toward the averages I am capable of shooting.

    While it was entirely MY fault, and not that of the HiViz, I would merely caution you to not fall prey to the same flaw of watching the bead.
     
  4. Unknown1

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    The big magnetic model you have pictured is intended for hunting in the woods in dim light, not for shooting trap. That size light pipe is like hanging a lantern on the end of the barrel.

    HiViz makes a <I>Comp Sight</i> that it supplies to Browning and that is less obvious than that monster sight. Even then, you may find it too distracting like I do. My lite pipes are painted black on the end now.

    MK
     
  5. cubancigar2000

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    too distracting for me. I dont want tyo concentrate on the sights, just the target in relation to my eyes and the end of the barrel
     
  6. StonewallRacing

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    Hi-viz is too large and bulky on the end of my barrel for target shooting. I do think they are GREAT for Hunting especially early mornings in the duck boat.

    The Champion Easy-hit (smaller 2.5mm) is a much better choice for target shooting. It's "tunnel" design can also assist in alignment down the barrel for lest experienced shooters.

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  7. vpr80

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    I bought a small hi-viz one and it works well. i like it.
     
  8. shot410ga

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    Nooooooooooooo...
     
  9. Play Dead

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    I have always had better luck de-emphasizing the bead at the end of the gun. I think this is a throw back to my first trap gun, a Model 12 Winchester with a red trap bead. I have been tempted by the Hi-Viz, especially since some of the top guns recommend them. For now I'll stick with a bradley white or red front bead.

    Very personalized choice, fortunately they are cheap and easy to swap if one wants to experiment.

    Play Dead
     
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    I find that I suddenly get ADHD when almost anything is attached to the end of the barrel. Goes something like this… "Pull! (Wow, that's way cool out there! Purty, too!) Lost!"

    Just can't keep my eyes off of them. I even have to remove or paint over my beads with flat black paint. Apparently I have no ability to avoid staring at something bright and shiny. Seems to apply equally to certain types of young women, too.

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    I love the HiViz that came on my Beretta. I use the smallest diameter green pipe.
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    I've got them on my handguns and my SKB (came with one).

    I like them. I have no problem ignoring it after a quick bead check when getting ready. Really nice on the handguns with my aged eyesight.

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  13. W.P.T.

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    If you look at the target, the Hi-Viz site will not bother you ... If you look at the site instead, you will miss the target ... They take a little getting used to but once you have, you will love it ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    Harlan and I like the Hi Viz Comp with the small green pipe...SMOKIT
     
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    Harlan also sets his guns to shoot 24" high. At that setting he NEEDS a bright pipe just to have any idea of where the end of the barrel is.

    MK
     
  16. MachOne-83

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    It depends upon your background. I was in the military and then law enforcement. I was always told and practiced "front site" focus. I really had a hard time with shooting the shotgun, until a friend told me to try one of these. I put it on the gun and my scores got better that day. Now, I still have to tell myself to focus on the target, but the front site is so "there" that I do not have to go looking for it. I always see it, so I feel it easier to look for and at the target. It has really helped me. Dean
     
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    Same as Dean. I have the Tru-Glo "fat bead." I never bead check because I never feel I have to. Different strokes for different folks.
     
  18. SMOKEIT

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    Dean got it exactly right--this is why they work so well...SMOKIT
     
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    Dean got it exactly right--this is why they work so well...SMOKIT
     
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    Dean got it exactly right--this is why they work so well...SMOKIT
     
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