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What does the bead do for you ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by new zealand trapper, Jun 6, 2012.

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  1. new zealand trapper

    new zealand trapper TS Member

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    Guy at gun club told me you dont need a bead its just a waste of time ! i thought about this for a while and said hell i will take the whole damm rib off my k 80 trap special and shoot 25 tgts from 22 meters and see what happens ! Well bugger me i smoked the lot with what i thought was the uglyist gun i have ever mounted ! it looked so wrong when i mounted it! i had to try not to laugh each time . Problem is now i cant see the point in having a big white bead in front of me let alone a rib , it was a case of call pull and shoot tgt no thinking or anything . i guess we all need a bead to make it fell right but once the gun fits you can throw it away ?Do you think this is right or was it just a case of shit luck ! Cheers
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Oh, Hell, run 200 straight and get back to us...
     
  3. hmb

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    Do what ever works. HMB
     
  4. Tripod

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    My bead broke off of my BT99 a couple of years ago. Still gone. Guess I don't miss it.
     
  5. Barry C. Roach

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    NZT.........Were you shooting off the rear rib ramp or the barrel?
     
  6. yakimaman

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    Gives me something to look at when I pull trigger and an excuse for missing the target.
     
  7. Tron

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    I just use them as a reference point for gun fit. I don't understand people that remove them though.

    Jb
     
  8. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    To me a gun with a white bead is a must but just because I like the looks of it. When I shoot it may as well be gone because I dont see it. shotgun is meant to be pointed, not aimed
     
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    You break the bird with the bead!!..Show me any all American that shoots a gun with no bead...SMOKIT
     
  10. skeet_man

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    It provides you a frame of reference so your peripheral vision can determine the correct lead.

    There is not one shooter near the top in ANY clay target sport that shoots w/ out a bead.
     
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    What Cubancigar said.
     
  12. BigM-Perazzi

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    Skeets, Faulds has been known to remove his beads....
     
  13. gdbabin

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    BigM-Pman,


    Can't be as skeet_man has evidently closely surveyed every top shooter in every sport and he knows for sure! Just ask him and he'll tell ya.


    Do my guns have beads???? I'll have to go look--since I shoot with profound meritocracy I'll bet they fell off at some point.


    I've been wondering what that pronounced fuzzy black thing was in my sight picture as I pull the trigger. Maybe if I get rid of that I'll be better able to see skeet's beads.



    Guy B.
     
  14. Old Doc

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    Mary Meadows shot a Remington M31 with no bead and is in the Hall of Fame. D Winter
     
  15. skeet_man

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    BigM- I stand corrected. According to Wikipedia, Richard suffered from a weak left eye as a youth, so vision problems may have contributed to his choice.

    Can anyone think of any other current top shooter in any clay target sport?

    Guy B- I do keep track of most of the top shooters in all of the clay target disciplines (skeet, trap, sporting clays, FITASC, and all of the ISSF events), probably more so than most.

    Far more top shooters are using Hiviz or similar sights on their guns than are using no beads, that would seem to counter the "no bead" proponents.
     
  16. Ajax

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    The only thing a bead does is show me that's not the end I put in the shells:0)

    Ajax
     
  17. BigM-Perazzi

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    Amazing the number of Hiviz sights top shooters receiving endorsement $$'s...

    Anything used as a reference will work, toothpick, ladybug, hell, I've even shot with a dragonfly out there!
     
  18. skeet_man

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    Not sure if anyone would consider me a "top shooter", but I did have the 9th highest HOA average, 9th highest 12ga average, and 4th highest 410 average in NSSA last year (Open teams, not concurrent). I've been using a Hiviz Comp-Sight since 2004 or 2005, and haven't received anything from Hiviz for its use.

    LP Giambrone also uses the same sight, and is not listed as a Hiviz Prostaff member, so I'd be surprised if he got anything either.
     
  19. mx2k33

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    The problem with shotgunning is not the front bead....its always the rear sight.
     
  20. skeet_man

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    BigM- I stand corrected. According to Wikipedia, Richard suffered from a weak left eye as a youth, so vision problems may have contributed to his choice.

    Can anyone think of any other current top shooter in any clay target sport?

    Guy B- I do keep track of most of the top shooters in all of the clay target disciplines (skeet, trap, sporting clays, FITASC, and all of the ISSF events), probably more so than most.

    Far more top shooters are using Hiviz or similar sights on their guns than are using no beads, that would seem to counter the "no bead" proponents.
     
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