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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 can’t 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. I’m 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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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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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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foxhound1 said:
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.

Give Dixon's shop a call, I am sure they can help you out.
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foxhound1 said:
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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I made some brass shims originally and was going to go that route but ended up talking to the gunsmith about peening the dovetail. This worked fine and he was done in five minutes.
 

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I have a red fiber optic front and a williams peep for the rear. Had my gunsmith mount the peep on the very rear piece that the hooked breech goes into. Works for me.
 
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