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Need help to see the front sights

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ushunter, Feb 14, 2008.

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  1. ushunter

    ushunter Member

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    I must be getting old...Noticed that the front sight on my CZ 550 FS "disappears" in low light, so I am turning to you guys for help. I am thinking that some kind of fluorescent paint applied to the front sight would help me see it when its starting to get dark.

    I do not want to change the front sights.

    What type, brand, color etc paint have you used successfully? Where can I buy this type of paint?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rangr44

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  3. ushunter

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    Ranger, thanks! Exactly what I was looking for...
     
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    I beat you to this stage in life a couple of years back. I had to paint the Bomar sights on two Kimbers. Just couldn't make the front site out easily. I ended up using up using an optic orange though I don't remember the brand of paint. It has lasted very well through all types of solvent.
     
  5. trstafford

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    Glow in the dark

    Have seen paint in the Cabela's catalog which glows in the dark. Would really help at dusk.
     
  6. Z_Infidel

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    I realize you said you do not want to change the front sight, but you might want to give New England Custom Gun a call. They offer replacement sight inserts for the CZ550 series that would allow you to keep the front sight base the way it is. Their inserts include a dot type, a couple of high-vis options, and a traditional patridge sourdough sight.

    If you go with the high-vis or patridge style you would probably also want to think about replacing the rear sight blade with a square notch blade. Or, NECG also offers a ghost ring rear sight for the CZ550 that is very nice.

    www.newenglandcustomgun.com
     
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    Have you sighted down the barrel of a rifle with a fiber optic front sight? If not try and find one to try if paint doesn't quite do it for you.
     
  8. 1911NM

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    If you just want to paint the front site, check with Midway. If you want a fiber optic front site, check with Miday. I can't help it. Midway catalog just arrived. I am having so much fun. :D
     
  9. Art Eatman

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    I wear tri-focals in aviator-style frames. To deal with iron sights, I got the eye-goggle lab to add a small insert lens at the upper inside corner of my master eye. Even 3/8" by 5/8" works; mine is slightly larger. It's the same correction as the middle part of the tri-focals; perfect out at arms' length and somewhat beyond. Razor sharp sights, very minor blurring of a target. Normal pattern of looking at the world, I never notice the add-on.
     
  10. ushunter

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    Art,
    Tri-focals sound like a good idea. I've been thinking on glasses dedicated entirely for shooting and hunting, so this might be a way to go.
     
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