attaching Fiber optic site to SX3

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attaching Fiber optic site to SX3

Postby sparelink » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:54 am

I have tried a few different fiber optic site and every one has fallen off at some point. i tried the ones with double sided tape and it fell off within 24 hours, tried anther tape one, cleaned real will before installing and it fell out again.

I then tried a magnetic one and it lasted a month or so and fell of without me knowing it. and i always had to adjust it as it kept moving.

so i want a permanent solution. anyone have any suggestions. i dont want to remove the original bead, thinking about drilling and tapping anther hole and have a sight mounted.

is this my only option or does someone have another idea that does not require drilling.
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Re: attaching Fiber optic site to SX3

Postby Oldman1949 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:59 am

Why do you not want to remove the original front bead ???
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Re: attaching Fiber optic site to SX3

Postby winchester1852 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:19 pm

get some gorilla glue and glue one on if it means that much to you.
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Re: attaching Fiber optic site to SX3

Postby clampdaddy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:09 pm

I have never had any problems with the double sided tape that comes on the champion easy hit sight, but I use electronics cleaner to degrease the rib first. I never cared for the way those thick double sided tapes made the sight sit up off the rib though. I found that permatex black rtv silicone holds them very well and I could get the sight all the way down on the barrel. That way, when I look down the rib they actually look like a glowing bead instead of a big, add on contraption mounted on the end of my gun.

On my bps and the Maxus I had I degreased the rib, smeared a very thin layer of rtv on the bottom of the sight, put the sight on the rib, wrapped it with thin rubber bands (I cut the rubber bands and tie the ends together so it makes a long, thin rubber cord), get the sight centerd up perfectly, then leave it alone for about an hour. Don't touch any of the silicone that squeezes out until its almost dry. When the silicone is dry to the touch, remove the rubber band material and use your fingernail to remove the excess that squeezed out.

If you ever decide to remove it you can use fishing line to floss between the sight and rib but the rtv will be a bear to remove from the textured surface of the rib.
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Re: attaching Fiber optic site to SX3

Postby High Sierras » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:47 am

I picked up a "Truglo" version with the magnets up at Cabela's in Reno about 2 years ago. I've never had it come off without really trying, like almost "peel off the end of your fingernail trying". Not sure what model # it is, I think it's one of those "one size fits most" types.
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Re: attaching Fiber optic site to SX3

Postby g_maxson » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:43 pm

Hi Vis makes a version that screws down using the same threaded hole that you bead uses.

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