I don't know that I would do it again but they are so perfect for my needs! I use my pack goats to get into the most remote wilderness for my bear hunts. Since I'm hiking with "lion bait" I needed a perfect situation to see my sights in total darkness should a lion come and visit my goats agin in the night. After I lost the goat to a lion two years ago the investment in the sights seems like cheap insurance compared to losing another trained and experienced goat.
Here is one of the bears we took this year with the pack goats. The full story will be in the next issue of "Bear Hunting" magazine.
I like those sights on my Sig 228, but have good success with the 'cheap remedy' for my single six. BTW, the goat idea is really cool. My better half is a vet, and we are looking into Llamas as soon as we can afford a place with some land. Have you ever packed with Llamas? They are great animals to pack into camp and also haul out the meat with. The ones I've seen don't even get spooked when you get them near the dead bear or elk either. Plus, you can haul out more game with less pack animals. I don't think mixing them with horses is a good idea, unless the horse has been around or raised with the llamas. Every time I see a new horse around llamas, it(the horse) seems scared or a little spooked. Sometimes, it wears off with a little time after introduction, for others, they just don't seem to care for Llamas. I don't know exactly why, maybe they fear the llama may be some type of predator, or see them as a possible threat to the pecking order? Those pack animals sure do make hunting in the wilderness a great experience don't they! Not to mention the fact, your back is saved a lot of grief, and you can extend your hunting range so much farther.
I went though a colared front sight stage but found what I gained in low light I lost in sight sharpness in good light. The best I found is a good post or partridge front sight thinned to about .10 and a bowen rear.
I agree with you. My groups increase when shooting in daytime with colored sights. I can't seem to get a clear top to the front sight. On my new SuperRedawk I blacked out the re ramp on the front sight with magic marker. Better groups. On my 629 I bought the patridge blade with the gold dot. That worked the best so far. You can see it some in low light and it has a nice flat top for day.
I would put white as a base color before ya add a color like yellow or green,even blue..it will brighten it up a little.....Talk about seeing in the early morning or dusk time...i gots enugh trouble seeing in the daylight...king :toast:
Hay wildman: I tried some of the night sight paint they sold from either Cheaper than Dirt or Cabellas, and it seemed to work fine. It is the same sort of reflective stuff you can buy from your local auto parts or hobby store. I wound up removing the reflective paint and just leaving a strip of white base paint running up the front sight blade - that way I could acquire the sights in bright sunlight or low light conditions.
I've been thinking about buying a set of the Trijicon sights, as so many fellas speak pretty highly of them but someone also mentioned that you lose the sight picture when your muzzle flash effects your night vision.
I don't know if this happens with everybody but it seems pretty regular with me. Usually after the first shot I can pretty much forget trying to line up the sights but I can still pick out the front sight blade and that lines up well. Just my 2 cents. Mikey.
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