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Caribouriver
09-25-2011, 5:21 PM
Just put a Hi-Viz FO front sight on a Ruger Gov't Competition .22 slab side. It came with red and green tubes. Green was good on targets but lost contrast against foliage. Red was better against foliage but was less contrasty against a red bull - good against a black bull. Are there other color choices? Is there a "best" general purpose color? Thanks

PRCABR4Christ
09-25-2011, 8:51 PM
green...it's not my fault though, I'm Irish LOL

I swear somewhere I've seen blue, I think from Dawson, I'm pretty sure I've seen yellow from them as well, but I haven't used them :p

echang86
09-26-2011, 10:03 AM
Started with red, cause that's what I saw a lot of the pro's using. Now I use green on all my guns with fiber optic sights, it pops out at my eyes more than the red.

I'm also interested if there are other colors available. That would be cool.

Caribouriver
09-26-2011, 8:42 PM
I'm Irish too. So green. That's enough reason

Q619
09-26-2011, 9:23 PM
I only have one gun with fo....and I have green in there. I really dig green.

InGrAM
09-26-2011, 9:30 PM
RED seems to work well.

Voo
09-26-2011, 11:23 PM
I like RED.. It seems to provides me better contrast on a wider range of targets..Ive also tried green and yellow but I found myself struggling to find the sights..

there's a website that sells fiber optic tubing.. they have all sorts of sizes/colors.. but it's annoying as you need to buy so many feet of it... At that point, your desire to test blue/orange/fuschia turns into a $20 dollar hassle..

chim-chim7
09-26-2011, 11:38 PM
Red.

whitesmile
09-26-2011, 11:54 PM
red is my vote.

lawaia
09-27-2011, 7:47 AM
Red for now.

Black Majik
09-27-2011, 8:14 AM
I also agree with RED.

zfields
09-27-2011, 8:19 AM
yellow/green with blacked out or red rear.

PanaDP
09-27-2011, 8:42 AM
Green. Your eyes are most sensitive in the green spectrum so, assuming equal intensity, green will appear brightest.

hkdad
09-27-2011, 3:11 PM
it doesn't matter... but i prefer green... i am shooting with red F.O. on my current gun though...

snypr
09-27-2011, 3:19 PM
Green is almost right in the middle of our visible spectrum so they will appear more visible than other colors that tend to move away from the middle of the visible spectrum. This is why the 532nm (green) lasers seem so much more brighter/visible than the red or other colors....

g_conway
09-27-2011, 4:23 PM
Green front with Yellow rear.

Reboot
09-27-2011, 9:55 PM
Started with red, cause that's what I saw a lot of the pro's using. Now I use green on all my guns with fiber optic sights, it pops out at my eyes more than the red.

I'm also interested if there are other colors available. That would be cool.

This site looks like they sell red, green, yellow, blue, and orange by the foot. I didnt read it far enough to determine if there's a minimum.

www.fiberopticproducts.com/Archery.htm