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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Fiber Optic sight

Anyone else use fiber optic sights on their flintlock? I shoot a T/C PA Hunter and I have very good eyesight, but I just canít get a good comfortable visual on dropping that front iron into the rear saddle, especially when aiming through the grey of the forest. A few guys I know use the fiber optic front sight only and they seem to like it. Iím thinking of making the switch myself and getting her sighted in before the season begins. What is your preference? Front fiber only, full front / rear fiber, or straight iron?
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Switched from the iron to all fiber optic and have better view for sure. The view still blocks most deer body but much better than our grandpa's had.

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I added T/C fo to my Renegade. The red front is much thinner than the iron blade it replaces. It was worth the effort to find them and install and re-sight the gun.

I used to loose the front sight even when I painted it yellow. No problems now just drop the red dot between the two green ones on the rear & squeeze.

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Re: Fiber Optic sight

Love mine. Helped me alot. I since have switched to peeps but still have the F/O on the front sight. I'm color blind so all my F/O are as bright green or yellow as I can find. Kept losing the red front sight when trying to find the target
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I put fiber optic sights on acouple of my flintlocks and they really help me shoot them better, both at tasrgets and at deer. Well worth the effort. I put them on my sons' rifles as well.

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Has anyone else had any problem putting their sight on? The fiber optic sight fits in much looser than the original iron sight. It is going to require a shim of some kind to make it tight.
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Re: Fiber Optic sight

A lot of times sights going into dovetails require fitting. Try taking a small hammer and peening the edges of the dovetail down slightly, then insert the sight, and tap into the dovetail. You could also try taking a punch, and put several dimples into the flat base of the dovetail on the barrel.
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Has anyone else had any problem putting their sight on? The fiber optic sight fits in much looser than the original iron sight. It is going to require a shim of some kind to make it tight.

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Has anyone else had any problem putting their sight on? The fiber optic sight fits in much looser than the original iron sight. It is going to require a shim of some kind to make it tight.
Having same problem
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Good advice!! Thank you
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