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Red-orange verses Lime Green fiber optics?

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  1. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    I HAVE TRIED BOTH AND I THINK YOU WILL LIKE THE GREEN BETTER-----------------SMOKIT
     
  2. Calgary Guy

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    x2 on the green thing

    Calgary Guy
     
  3. ottis

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    green one... ottis
     
  4. W.P.T.

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    Green, definately green ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. starshot2b

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    I'm curious, exactly what are these supposed to help do?

    I have green, orange and white available for my XT. The green and orange were so bright, my eyes kept going to the end of my barrel instead of the target. I ended up putting a small white one on and blacked it out. At least my eyes now go to the target.

    Just wondering.
     
  6. phirel

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    starshot2b- Your post and the posts immediately prior to your post make it clear why several different colors are provided with each sight. I like the green sight and red automobiles. Others select different colors.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. C H S

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    In my XT, I use the smallest lime green bead made ONLY when I'm shooting in the fog. Otherwise I take the light pipe out altogether. The little tunnel where the light pipe goes makes a good bead.

    Andy
     
  8. W.P.T.

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    starshot2b,

    If you shoot with one in place long enough you won't even be aware that you are seeing it, but you will be and you will see the target also ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  9. starshot2b

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    I get that eventually you might get used to it, but what is the purpose of it? What is it supposed to help you do? That question still remains.
     
  10. likes-to-shoot

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    Some people will still use a sight no matter how wrong it is. I use the smallest green one on my XT. If some one took it out without my knowledge I probably wouldn't even notice for a while.

    It is said that the brightness helps you to keep on target without directly looking at it. By that I suppose they mean you can see it but your not bead checking at the same time as you are looking at the target. Thats my guess. LOL

    Bill
     
  11. FLAKETM

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    I, too, prefer green but I guess your eyes will determine which color is best for you.
     
  12. Doctor_Chicago

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    I used to like green now I like orage for the orage targets - sometimes white for night shooting
     
  13. jakearoo

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    I think you should switch it out depending on the target color and background. And, make sure it is the right match. Keep looking at the bead to make sure it has the right contrast against the targets. It is sure to improve your scores. Jake
     
  14. cueguy2

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    WPT said it right. And yes, green...Nubs Wagner
     
  15. Shooting Coach

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    A while back I bought a barrel that had the Hi Viz. After shooting it with the supplied orange pipe, I knew I wanted the Hi Viz on all my shotguns. I eventually wound up with the small green pipe on all my tournament arms.

    As far as bead checking, one is simply going to have to acquire the discipline to keep looking at the target. Once this basic is acquired, the Hi Viz pipe is prominently seen in the peripheral vision and a bead check is not needed.
     
  16. Ken Brandt

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    Starshot;

    I shoot at several places that have poor backgrounds and I used to lose the end of the gun barrel while making the shot. With the hy-viz in place I have a reference point for the end of my barrel in poor background conditions. Regardless what people tell you about not needing to see the end of the gun barrel you have to have this reference or how do you know what happened or where you we're if you miss a shot.

    I agree with WPT in that if you use it long enough you will soon forget about it being on the gun and you will have more confidence in making a move to the target because your periferal vision won't lose the bead.

    As far as color' Red.

    Respectfully Ken
     
  17. Calgary Guy

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    The only reason I put one on was becouse without it, I had to aim way below the bird.

    It was the biggest thing that ever helped me.

    Jamie
     
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