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Old 01-20-2013, 4:31 PM
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Default Is an aftermarket sight better than the stock front bead?

I shoot primarily sporting clays, but want to get back into trap as well. I started out with a Remington 870 but have been using a Browning Citori for the past year. Each of these has used a single front bead, so this is what I'm used to. I've seen aftermarket replacement sights (i.e. HiViz) and was wondering if it's worth it to upgrade. Do the fiber optic sights really make a big difference?
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Old 01-20-2013, 4:50 PM
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For me, I find hiviz sights too much of a distraction. I'm always looking at the hiviz instead of the target.
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Old 01-20-2013, 5:15 PM
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Since you really aren't using your sites in sporting clays, it would probably be a waste of time and ammo money. You are not aiming, so no sites (especially hiviz) are really necessary. You are watching the clays, not the site.

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No, those glowing sights only distract you. IMHO
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For me, I find hiviz sights too much of a distraction. I'm always looking at the hiviz instead of the target.
What he said, only caveat is my turkey shotgun. It has the hiviz sight, but when I'm hunting turkey I'm not leading a certain distance like the clay birds
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:27 AM
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Thanks for the responses everyone. Looks like I'll save my money and stick with the bead.
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Old 01-28-2013, 6:52 AM
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Really depends on what works for you...
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Growing up on old single beads (A-5, Superposed) I completely LOVED the HiViz Browning puts on their XTs. I stack the midbead right under the HiViz (I enjoy the Red the most) set my eyes in the background and once I notice that blazing red against the blue sky entering my sight picture, I let it pass the clay and BOOM :::dust:::
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Old 01-29-2013, 8:12 PM
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Forget the bead or hi viz tube, look down the side if the barrel.
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Beads? Beads? We don't need no stinkin' beads

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After thinking about it more, maybe i just need a laser.

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Installed a XS front sight onto my bead. Took a whole 5 minutes to mix the JB Weld, apply it, and hold the bead in place while it set. Cured 24 hours later and it's on there rock solid and looks good. In the regular light, nice bright white dot. In the dark, and nice glowing front sight.




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Installed a XS front sight onto my bead. Took a whole 5 minutes to mix the JB Weld, apply it, and hold the bead in place while it set. Cured 24 hours later and it's on there rock solid and looks good. In the regular light, nice bright white dot. In the dark, and nice glowing front sight.
Hi Dave - I recently installed a rail/side saddle on top of my 590 and now the bead is too low. How much higher does the XS sit when compared to the stock bead? This looks like it might be a good option for me.

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Since you really aren't using your sites in sporting clays, it would probably be a waste of time and ammo money. You are not aiming, so no sites (especially hiviz) are really necessary. You are watching the clays, not the site.

Good luck and have fun!
well i was thinking about the same getting a better front sight for my browning bps too. just came back from shooting clay this past weekend and i felt like i needed a better front sight. i honestly think that i am using the front sight and i aim. i just aim a bit in front of the actual clay. i tried both eyes open shooting and man i sucked big time 1 out 10 with both eyes open lol. i shot better with my buddies 870 18in barrel with ghost sight, hit all clay thrown my way with the 870. it was my first time though so who knows
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I have the trijicon fiber optic sight on my xtrema2 and I love it. Won a sporting clay tourney and consistently smack ducks with it mounted. I am a fan but ymmv.
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Default yes for me

im cross eye dominate and the hi-viz works for me.....it took me a couple of years shooting weekly to shoot well with both eyes open..much better depth perception to judge distance and lead...i had learned to shoot with left eye closed for all guns....i need the bead visible (white or green ) ....i still see 2 barrels and beads... i just have to use the correct one !!!!!...cheers..
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