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Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by DavidR on Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:40 pm

Ok so I'm setting up my Marvel for DR 22, do most shoot the iron sights like a ball gun all black? This works if holding 6 o'clock on a 45 but as flat as a 22 shoots wouldn't it be better to shoot center mass? And if so the black sights don't show up, so is anyone painting the front sight or other options to get a good sight picture?
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:58 pm

There's black and then there's REALLY BLACK!!
Before I tried a different color I'd try smoking the sights first.
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by LenV on Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:11 pm

My old eyes like the fiber optic sights for 22 EIC. And they are legal.
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by rreid on Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:18 pm

Black sights, sub-six hold, no sight adjustment between 50 and 25.
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by john bickar on Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:14 pm

Center hold, can't remember the last time I used anything for sight black.
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by Tim:H11 on Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:31 pm

Sub six at 25, 6 o'clock at 50 and I don't touch my sights.
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by Jon Eulette on Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:38 pm

6 o'clock hold and about 3 clicks for elevation. I only blacken sights at Perry.
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by john bickar on Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:08 am

Jon Eulette wrote:I only blacken sights at Perry.

The best lighting in the whole world for open sights, and you put sight black on.

I bet you put A-1 on filet mignon, ya dang reprobate.
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by Jon Eulette on Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:29 am

Hey! My guns had worn shiny sights. Could've shaved in them :l)
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by BE Mike on Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:33 am

Some very good shooters have used center hold for iron sights. McMillan was one IIRC. It is really personal preference and depends upon a couple of things. If you have good eyesight and the lighting on the range where you are shooting lets you see the front sight clearly, you may like center hold. I always thought an advantage of center hold was that one tended less to frame the shot (thus trying to pick it off) than when using a 6 o'clock hold.
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by Wobbley on Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:49 am

I also believe that that there is less tendency to "pick the shot" with a center of mass hold.  Also a center hold tends to force you to look at the front sight.

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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by Tim:H11 on Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:39 am

I tried shooting center hold once and my black sights washed out in the black target.
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Re: Open sights on 22 Black or other?

Post by jmdavis on Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:43 am

Put a scratch on the front sight and some white paint below the front sight. This reflects the light onto it in places other than Perry. And works ok at Perry too. I saw Zins ballgun setup with white paint below the front sight and then used label material on mine. 

It didn't make me shoot like Zins. But it did help my eyes to focus on the front sight better.
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