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V-Notch Sights

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by A Realist, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. A Realist

    A Realist Living in Reality

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    I shoot Steel Challenge and use red fiber-optics for the front sights on my competition guns with standard partridge-type rear sights. I've heard that a v-notch rear sight helps with faster target acquisition for those of us with failing eyes.

    Any of you older folks have experience with v-notch sights?
     
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  2. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    If sights are blurry you might use low power reading glasses to clear both front and rear sights up. Until I a bought a rifle with a scope I did this when hunting with my 30/30. I also wear them while bow hunting. It clarifies both sight pin and deer. No more fuzzy image. You're welcome. :)
     
  3. marineimaging

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    Are you talking about buckhorn sights? For some reason I can acquire a brass tip through semi-buckhorn faster

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  4. marineimaging

    marineimaging Texas Baptist with attitude

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    As for carbine this works best for me as I have top/bottom double vision in each eye. On my carbine I can see the front post and target good enough at 50 yards to knock out the 10 ring.

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  5. A Realist

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    This is what I'm referring to:
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  6. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    V-notch is better than buckhorn sights, for me. Simpler.
    That V-notch looks pretty shallow though.
     
  7. marineimaging

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    I can see that working a lot better.
     
  8. OldWiseGuy

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    The small aperture of the rear peep sight causes the pupil to contract thus clarifying the view of the front sight. This doesn't happen with open rear rights. The downside is that peep sights aren't very good in low light situations, and can make it difficult to acquire the sight picture quickly.
     
  9. marineimaging

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    That is true. At the range in broad daylight it is fine but it isn't good for low light.
     
  10. marineimaging

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    I just got the Henry Big Boy .357/.38 rifle and this is the first time I can focus in on the target and front sight with enough accuracy to shoot 50 yards consistently. As for "fast" acquisition I am not sure as I didn't try. But for "consistency" I can say yes, that brass bead through a semi-buck-horn rear sight is my go to for 50 yards and more.
     
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  11. Aryeh Jay

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    I have that on my Sig P220. It took a lot of time to get used to it but I have figured out how to make the bullet go where I want it to.
     
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