New Sight On SX3?

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New Sight On SX3?

Postby hsfd199 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:58 pm

Im looking to replace the white sight on my super x3 and replacing it with a fiber optic sight. Is it something i can do or do i need to take it somewhere? Also what is a good optic sight to put on it. Thanks for any input.
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby Patternmaster kid » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:14 pm

You can take it off and put a new one on your self. To take it off just in screw with a small pair of needle nose pliers.
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby orphanedcowboy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:51 am

It isn't quite that easy, Browning/Winchester use a cheap potmetal under the white plastic bead and it has thread locker on it.

Remove the choke tube and pop the bead off and you will see the grooved potmetal stud. Clean the groove out and find a good fitting screwdriver, heat the barrel with a hair dryer until you can't touch it, use the screwdriver and gently remove the stud.

The stud thread should be 3mm x .5mm, if you happen to break the stud, more than likely, drill out the center and use the smallest easy out you can find, like a #0 or #1, can't remember, and gently ease it out and chase the threads. Make sure when buying a replacement it isn't a universal and is made of metal.
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby tywhite87 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:22 pm

Just leave the stock sight in place and stick a Champion EasyHit on the rib just behind it. I've got one on each of my hunting guns... going on I think 5 season on the oldest one. They just stick on the rib with a double back tape strip, been through every weather situation you could imagine hunting in and shows no signs of peeling off or separating at all.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Champion ... l+Products
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby gride830 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:47 pm

Agree
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby crazyhats5 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:23 pm

I broke my bead off when I tried to unscrew it. I ended up taking it to a gunsmith and had a fiber one put on for around $80.00
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby steelheadslayer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:07 pm

Expensive fix. tywhite had a better fix for about $50 or $60 less than what you just did. :hi:
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby youngoilguy » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:23 pm

I painted mine with orange nail polish.
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby duckslayer74 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:42 pm

tywhite87 wrote:Just leave the stock sight in place and stick a Champion EasyHit on the rib just behind it. I've got one on each of my hunting guns... going on I think 5 season on the oldest one. They just stick on the rib with a double back tape strip, been through every weather situation you could imagine hunting in and shows no signs of peeling off or separating at all.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Champion ... l+Products


Agree X2. :thumbsup:
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby NedSwygard » Sun May 03, 2015 11:48 am

I put the colored beads on my ribbed gun using a soft glue so they won't shoot off. My Escorts came with them. Ned
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby 3200 man » Mon May 04, 2015 7:11 am

And just think not to many years ago , chaulk was all we needed ?

No bead needed here as I shoot ribbed guns without beads ,glow-sites because my guns fit me and my focus is on the
target / birds and not the barrel .

Try it , it works ! :yes: :lol3:
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby waterfowlhunter » Tue May 05, 2015 4:50 pm

a shotgun has sights? :huh: Never noticed them.... I will have to check and see if my guns have any :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

if your wingshooting you better not even know there is a bead on the gun. Deer, turkey OK but not on a bird gun. color does not matter as you should be focused on the target and therefore should not pay any attention to that little bead on the end of the barrel.
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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby deleteyourselph » Wed May 27, 2015 6:20 pm

^^^What he said!^^^

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Re: New Sight On SX3?

Postby Soggy Socks » Sun May 31, 2015 3:08 am

I take off the white paint Browning uses or at least used for a bead (on my golds and my Maxus )and the screw under it usually breaks off so I've had to have it drilled out. Have a buddy who has a machine shop so it hasn't cost me anything. My A5 came with a fiber optic sight but I didn't like it so I took it off and I put Hi Viz pro comp sights on it too. I cant tell you if I actually see the bead while shooting all the time for clays and birds so i probably dodn't , but I do hunt turkeys with them too and they help out a lot with those.
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