No sight or bead

Share your questions on all makes and models of shotguns. Please post chokes questions in the SRBC forum

Moderators: Quack Wacker NC, MM

No sight or bead

Postby Duck_Stank » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:29 pm

I've tried searching the forum for any opinions on this and couldn't find any. I lost my sight on my work horse, it being a Mossberg 835. I never got a new one and still hit birds. Haven't used a sight for almost two seasons. Should I get a new one? Stick with what works? Anyone else know someone (or yourself) that doesn't use a sight themselves?
Master of Reality
User avatar
Duck_Stank
hunter
 
Posts: 597
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:35 am
Location: Greenville, Pennsylvania


Re: No sight or bead

Postby ohio mike » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:12 pm

Here we go.
Life is to short to hunt with a ugly gun.
ohio mike
hunter
 
Posts: 2194
Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:08 pm
Location: Northwest Ohio

Re: No sight or bead

Postby Duck_Stank » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:10 am

I'm not trying to stir the pot, honestly just curious.
Master of Reality
User avatar
Duck_Stank
hunter
 
Posts: 597
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:35 am
Location: Greenville, Pennsylvania

Re: No sight or bead

Postby TexasPuddleJumper » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:13 am

If you lived close to me I could weld a bead on the front of the barrel. Simple, effective, won't heat the barrel enough to warp it either. Just a few tacs with the tig and some perma blue to finish it off.

Sent via smoke signal
I'm not saying that it shouldn't be done, I'm just saying it is ill advised...
User avatar
TexasPuddleJumper
hunter
 
Posts: 322
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:19 pm
Location: Do you really have to ask?

Re: No sight or bead

Postby matt58 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:07 am

The hell with it! If you can hit birds without, I wouldn't worry about it. If it concerns you, get a magnetic tru-glo or hi-viz one.
"Charlie don't surf!!!"
matt58
hunter
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:57 pm
Location: Boise, ID

Re: No sight or bead

Postby Bernie P. » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:12 am

Are you talking about a sight or just a bead?I use the 24" 835 turkey barrel with the FO sights but I just point as you would with a bead barrel.
Bernie P.
hunter
 
Posts: 115
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:16 am

Re: No sight or bead

Postby jpari » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:05 am

If you use the gun exclusively for wing shooting you do not need the bead. Just focus on the bird swing and shoot. You really should not be looking at the bead to shoot properly.
jpari
hunter
 
Posts: 229
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:20 am
Location: Bridgewater, NJ

Re: No sight or bead

Postby Duck_Stank » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:54 am

Yeah my buddies think it's stupid to not use one, I do use it exclusively for wingshooting. Even when it was there, I never remembered looking at it.
Master of Reality
User avatar
Duck_Stank
hunter
 
Posts: 597
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:35 am
Location: Greenville, Pennsylvania

Re: No sight or bead

Postby - Andy - » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:23 pm

Don't mess with what works. If it doesn't bother you then let it ride.
Tell your wife you love her, wrestle in the yard with your kids, shake your best friend's hand, let your dog sleep on the bed, and thank God for all the blessings in your life.
User avatar
- Andy -
hunter
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:42 pm
Location: Where the ducks don't come no more

Re: No sight or bead

Postby Cary » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:47 am

I'm with the other guys. If it is working for you then don't mess with it. On the other hand if you contacted Mossberg they may send you a replacement for free. Down the road if you wanted to install it you would already have it.
Cary
Cary
hunter
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:15 am
Location: Boise, ID

Re: No sight or bead

Postby 3200 man » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:23 am

FYI
I shoot a Browning Maxus that doesn't have a bead , not caring too , if it has one or not I just shoot it But , I known the
hole for the bead threads goes through the barrel-wall , which is a good place for Rust to form so I pull my choke a make
sure it's clean between the choke threads in the barrel and the choke .

With a good Mount of the gun without canting it , if the gun fits properly , eyes on the target We might not need one !
3200 man
hunter
 
Posts: 2822
Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:30 am

Re: No sight or bead

Postby duckaduck1 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:29 am

Take a WD-40 straw, thread it in the hole, and cut it off to desired length. :beer:
duckaduck1
Newb
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:44 pm

Re: No sight or bead

Postby ksfowler166 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:19 am

The only reason we have sights (I am referring to beads) on shotguns is because it is traditional. All firearms have had sights even muskets which were not aimed at all and you would not hit your target if you tried. The general consensus on wingshooting is that the shooter look past the shotgun and "hard focus" on the bird or target. So beads on shotguns are not needed as you found out. I do recall this subject being brought up on ww.shotgunworld.com before so if you want more opinions I would look there. Now the use for beads for turkey, deer, coyotes and the like is a totally different question.
De Oppresso Liber
ksfowler166
hunter
 
Posts: 218
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:24 pm
Location: NE Kansas

Re: No sight or bead

Postby dduckman » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:23 pm

never even notice the bead on my gun when I wing shoot! And it is a fiber optic.
dduckman
hunter
 
Posts: 198
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:46 pm

Re: No sight or bead

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:14 pm

I wouldnt give it another thought, just clip on a fiber optic sight and be done with it. Easy peazy.

Chris
10gaOkie
hunter
 
Posts: 3016
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:38 pm
Location: OKC

Re: No sight or bead

Postby clymerfowler » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:36 am

i took the big white bead off of my Beretta. found it distracting when my eyes caught it. use it for turkeys with out the bead also
Pigeons-231
Geese- 172
clymerfowler
hunter
 
Posts: 309
Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:47 am
Location: Clymer, NY

Re: No sight or bead

Postby Mike657 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:26 pm

If you want to try a magnetic hi-viz sight.
Good Luck in the field-Mike.
Mike657
hunter
 
Posts: 173
Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:39 am


Return to Shotgun Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bassman and 15 guests