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Shotgun sight

Postby gesthuntn » Fri May 22, 2020 4:48 pm

What kind of bead does everyone like on their bird gun? I have just used the stock bead but sometimes it is hard to pickup on. I've been thinking of getting one of the stick on 2 color beads. Does anyone here use one and what do you think of it?
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Re: Shotgun sight

Postby Rick Hall » Sat May 23, 2020 4:03 am

Front beads are long gone from the guns I use most. Apparently not an issue when the guns fit and I'm focused on the target.
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Re: Shotgun sight

Postby HNTFSH » Sat May 23, 2020 5:47 am

Rick Hall wrote:Front beads are long gone from the guns I use most. Apparently not an issue when the guns fit and I'm focused on the target.


X2...while my beads aren't gone I still never see them swinging on birds. People may "aim" on standing Turkey but it will kill ya wingshooting.
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Re: Shotgun sight

Postby 5 stand » Sat May 23, 2020 6:26 am

I agree with both of the above posts.
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Re: Shotgun sight

Postby BusterAZ » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:33 pm

I also agree with the above statements in that the bead doesn’t matter so ever. Shotguns are instinctively pointed and not truly aimed! At least that’s how I learned to shoot from a man who had a room full of trap and skeet trophies! My old lady bought me a fiber optic sight, but I haven’t put it on any of my shotguns or plan to in the future! She got mad at me when I tried to regift it to a friend who lost his front bead. Lol, he is a natural shot and has no intention of replacing his bead! I’m a decent shot, but have to hone my skills much more at the sporting clays range before the season starts!
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Re: Shotgun sight

Postby Bluesky2012 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:14 am

I’m not sure what happened to the beads on my guns... broke off years ago and have never once felt the need to replace. If it was fiber, I’d be likely to pop them off faster than natural events tend to do so.


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Re: Shotgun sight

Postby dakotashooter2 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:45 am

I put one of those magnetic fiber optic sights on my gun. I went hunting one day and at the end of the hunt realized the sight was no longer on the gun. Have no idea at what point in the hunt it was lost. Figure if I didn't notice it missing during the hunt It must not have been that important.
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Re: Shotgun sight

Postby Yuchi1 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:38 pm

Shotgun cartridge manufacturers absolutely love guys that “aim” at moving targets with a bead.
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Re: Shotgun sight

Postby RustyGunz1960 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:31 am

I don't use my bead when shooting but have used it from time to time to be sure I was properly mounting the gun. It's entirely possible to have your face pressed to wood, but not be looking exactly down the barrel. Once you develop good enough mounting habits through clay bird practice or mounting at home, the bead then becomes less needed. But until then you want your pattern to go on the target, not in its general direction.
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