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What COLOR front bead preference ??!!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pheasantsgalore, Apr 6, 2009.

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  1. pheasantsgalore

    pheasantsgalore Active Member

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    Just curious what color of front bead you shooters prefer. I had a bright orange bead, and removed as I caught myself looking at the bead, not the bird. Now I'm back to white bead, although I shot my gun for a long time with a palstic "glow" bead before. I know, I know,.......look at the bird, and not the bead(s). Rob G.
     
  2. JerryP

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    I'm back to a white bead too, some things just can't be improved.
     
  3. shot410ga

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    Pearl WHITE
     
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    Clear it works great.
     
  5. Prescott Gene

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    I have to agree with twostraight, black or no bead at all. You can also use gold. I have not had a bead on my single barrel for 20+ years and it doesn't bother me. I took it off when I started focusing on it. A tapered rib also helps, in that it takes your sight right out to the target like a runway!

    The theory is that the bead should blend into the foreground, not be a beacon!

    Gene
     
  6. pheasantsgalore

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    Gene,....so what you are saying, is that the front bead should be sort of " subliminal" in a sense. Right? I wonder why all the new trap guns from Browning, all have the glow/tube type front bead arrangements now. I remember years ago, changing the original white front bead to a new glow type bead, thinking this is cool, and new, gotta try it. Not long afterwards, OFF it came, and back to good 'ol white front sight. I'm stickin' with white.
     
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    White but, I don't recognize it by color or existance.
     
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    EasyHit..Green!

    Curt
     
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    Black for me!
     
  10. Drusso

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    I had green for a while.
    a shooting buddy told me to take it off completely or go to white.
    I went back to plain old white and
    it made my shooting improve. You will concentrate less on the sight and more on the bird..............
     
  11. Carol Lister

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    I took mine off.

    Carol Lister
     
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    White, Bradley style.
     
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    When I shot with 2 eyes, no beads. When I went to one eye I found having a bead helped because I can see the bead in relationship to the target. I use a small WalMart Hi-viz in green that costs $5.00 and then file it to half size.
     
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    White.
     
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    I'm with Curt on this one. I use a green Hi-Vis that really jumps out at you. If I use a white bead, I can't really see it good so I find myself looking for it. With the green one, it's so easy to see, that I don't have to look at it.

    Ed Yanchok
     
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    I'm with twostraight and onot, Kiner suggested black and it has helped me a lot for bead checking. don q
     
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    Black
     
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    Flat (dull) White.
     
  19. pheasantsgalore

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    Question----- To all who use "BLACK", I'm curious for how long you have used this color of bead. You obviously painted your white bead with black paint. Where, or whom, did you get this idea from, if I may so ask. Rob
     
  20. philk

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    Anything other than white seems to draw my attention to the bead instead of the target.
     
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