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Vari-Brite sights too bright

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by butcher, Apr 7, 2013.

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  1. butcher

    butcher Member

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    Do the light tube sights for you or not and if you have them on how can you tone them down without removing them?
     
  2. hmb

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    Reduce the amount of light thta can get into the tube with a little paint or nail polish. HMB
     
  3. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I use the Uni-Dot size P200 which is only 2 mm in diameter and I am not distracted by it at all.
     
  4. butcher

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    Do the light tube sights for you or not and if you have them on how can you tone them down without removing them?
     
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    Reduce the amount of light thta can get into the tube with a little paint or nail polish. HMB
     
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    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I use the Uni-Dot size P200 which is only 2 mm in diameter and I am not distracted by it at all.
     
  7. Bob_K

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    Look at the bird and not the bead.
     
  8. Dickgshot

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    If you sand it with fine sandpaper that will take off the gloss finish of the
    fiberoptic rod and diffuse the light gathering ability so it will not be as bright.
     
  9. wireguy

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    Run a stripe from a Sharpie down the sides. If you get it too dark it will come right off with alcohol.
     
  10. SilverShooter

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    I have done it several wasy depending on the specific meadows industries sight including:

    -- breaking 1/2 off the glow rod using a knife or fine screwdriver (the other half is glued on)
    -- using a sharpies (2nd best)
    -- replacing the green or red with a white rod (best imho)
    -- using a small piece of electrical tape to cover just enough to get the intensity i want

    Try them all and do what works for you!
     
  11. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Shoot it at night ok ok sand the end it cuts the glow quite a bit it is polished so just dull the end.
     
  12. Brian in Oregon

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    Black enamel model paint on the rod, adding more until the tube brightness is right for you. You can get small jars cheap at hobby shops along with a brush and a jar of thinner to clean the brush.
     
  13. W.P.T.

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    If you see the sight you are not seeing or looking at the target ... If you have shot with them for a few rounds you shouldn't even notice it ... Look at the target and forget about the Hi-Viz ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  14. spritc

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    Use the white one and forget it's there.
     
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