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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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I have got where can't see front sight anymore what's the best paint out there to dot the front sight with ? I see bout 15 different ones for sale....
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Welcome to my world!! I never really found a good paint, a base coat of white with florescent top coat was usable, sometimes a glow in the dark lure paint helped, silver sights weren't too bad, but Ultimately I went to a small fiber optic front sight and a peep on my Lancaster flinter which ended my trail walk shooting, but worked great for deer hunting.

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Ok thanks I was afraid of that LOL...
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I guess I going have build a squirrel shotgun lol..
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Try some white-out on the front sight. If it doesn't work out it is easily removed.
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some use fingernail paint.
I found a small bottle of florescent orange that will outlast me.

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I had to go to fiber optics too. Never found any paint that worked nearly as well.

I have found out that for some reason (at least for me) the green fiber optic doesn't get as fuzzy around the outer edge as the red or orange colors do.

Most front fiber optic sights have 3 holes that the fiber rod goes thru. If you want a clearer and slightly smaller appearing front sight cut the fiber rod off at the rear of the middle support, leaving the rear support hole open. You're then viewing the front rod thru the empty hole and it looks a lot sharper.
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Fingernail polish lasts a long time. A bright red is what I used to use before I had my cataracts taken off. Now I donít need much help seeing the front sight.

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Ok, thanks to y'all I. appreciate.
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Get a bottle of bright orange finger nail polish. It works pretty well

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