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#189207 - 01/28/18 09:28 PM Going back to iron sights
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I have an Encore 44 mag with a 12" barrel. First used a variable 2x7 then went to Burris FastFire. Killed a lot of deer and hogs. Since I hunt in the swamp most shots would be 25 to 35 yards. 50 yards would be max. I think I am going back to open sights next season. Can anyone recommend a good front and rear sight for short range hunting?

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#189213 - 01/29/18 06:51 AM Re: Going back to iron sights [Re: billyb]
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BILLYB: YOU GOT ENUFF LIGHT IN THE SWAMPS FOR OPEN SIGHTS, ESPECIALLY BLACK ON BLACK? I DO NOT KNOW IF I WOULD GO BACK TO OPEN SIGHTS, IF THE LIGHT IS NOT RIGHT YOU CUD HAVE PROBLEMS. I DO NOT HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE WITH THE FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS BUT A LOT OF THE GUYS HERE REALLY LIKE THEM.
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#189215 - 01/29/18 07:49 AM Re: Going back to iron sights [Re: billyb]
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Light is not the issue. The woods were thick here years ago when I started hunting and each year gets worse. It was difficult to get deer in the variable scope moving between trees so I switched to a red dot. It works fine, but I just want to try open sights. Would Williams sights be a good choice?


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#189221 - 01/29/18 11:08 AM Re: Going back to iron sights [Re: billyb]
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Thompson center makes/made fiber optic sights for their barrels. You might want to give them a try, they're quality sights.
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#189252 - 01/30/18 02:29 PM Re: Going back to iron sights [Re: KRal]
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I love using iron sights even though I'm older but I have to have some contrast so I always paint the front sight. Black on black, at least for me is not a good combo for hunting, targets yes but hunting no.

I paint the front sight white with a felt marking pen, let it dry & then paint it with bright orange, red, etc & it's quick & easy to find. A black on black setup against a dark hog or even a deer sometimes is a tough target, at least for me.

Many times I've gone to carrying 2 guns, one scoped, sticking out of my backpack & one belt gun with irons. But I admit a Red Dot would be better, I just haven't went back to them yet.

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#189277 - 01/31/18 08:52 PM Re: Going back to iron sights [Re: sixshot]
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White outline rear and black front sight with white vertical line is a great combo.

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#189800 - 02/16/18 11:05 PM Re: Going back to iron sights [Re: billyb]
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I am having a hard time finding some quality sights. The original front sight is not fiber optic and that is what I want. Any suggestions? Might have to go back to a red dot, but I wanted to try open sights.

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#189801 - 02/16/18 11:58 PM Re: Going back to iron sights [Re: billyb]
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I haven't thought about painting a dot on my front sight. Going to try that.

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#189803 - 02/17/18 08:46 AM Re: Going back to iron sights [Re: billyb]
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 Originally Posted By: billyb
I am having a hard time finding some quality sights. The original front sight is not fiber optic and that is what I want. Any suggestions? Might have to go back to a red dot, but I wanted to try open sights.


I noticed T/C offers their fiber optic rear sight for sale on their web, but not their front sight (don't make no sense)....anyway, I think I have a few sets of T/C fiber optic sights (front an rear). If you're interested in giving them a try, let me know.
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#189820 - 02/18/18 02:31 PM Re: Going back to iron sights [Re: KRal]
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here are the fiber optic front and rear sights on my S&W m-29....
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