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#1 Stubb

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:21 AM

Does a narrow front sight make it easier to shoot small targets, say mini poppers at 30 yards? Are there any drawbacks?

 

I'm currently shooting a .125" wide front sight, and poppers at that distance are narrower than the sight. I'm wondering if a .100" front sight would help at all. The rear sight on my CZ has a .120” notch.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:34 AM

I think the correct answer is yes.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:44 AM

it definitely helps for long/tight shots. I'm running a 3mm on my match gun and a 2.5mm on my backup. I'll probably go to 2.5 on both after nats.


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:45 AM

Yes

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:46 AM

Yes. 

 

.095-.105 wide is VERY NICE!

 

Wide front sights are dumb. 


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:47 AM

30 yards ??!!?!!  Is that even IDPA legal?


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:50 AM

30 yards ??!!?!!  Is that even IDPA legal?

 

Thinking "IDPA" after reading "30 yards" is dumb.


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:13 AM

Thinking "IDPA" after reading "30 yards" is dumb.


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:22 AM

.125 wide front sites are dumb.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:30 AM

Narrow = gooder.

...part of the 'aim small, shoot small' equation.
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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:39 AM

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought a narrower front sight was for speed, not precision.

The theory as i understand it: As the amount of white space around the front sight increases, the difficulty of keeping the same amount of white space on either side of the front sight also increases.
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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:42 AM

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought a narrower front sight was for speed, not precision.
The theory as i understand it: As the amount of white space around the front sight increases, the difficulty of keeping the amount of white space on either side of the front sight also increases.


A wide front sight can cover an entire shooting zone on a long shot. Center the post in the rear notch on long shots. Short shots are just front sight focus anyway

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:51 AM

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought a narrower front sight was for speed, not precision.

The theory as i understand it: As the amount of white space around the front sight increases, the difficulty of keeping the amount of white space on either side of the front sight also increases.

 

 

Your confusing front sight width with the width:notch ratio. Related, but not the same. 



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:02 AM

Your confusing front sight width with the width:notch ratio. Related, but not the same. 

 

What kind of notch goes well with an 0.100" front sight?



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:04 AM

What kind of notch goes well with an 0.100" front sight?

 

I like the .120-.125 notch with a .100 front combo personally. 



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:07 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll get in a narrower front sight to try out.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:27 AM

Stubb, while narrower front sight makes intuitive sense and is what I personally prefer, I know people who are highly successful in long shooting (think 8 inch plate at 50 yards and futher) using .140 wide fronts. I don't know if it has to do with a ratio, but I've long wondered if narrow front for long shots is one of those unsubstantiated myths.
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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:35 AM

It seems like a low-risk thing that's worth trying out.

 

Problem is that CZC doesn't list a 7.5mm tall, 0.100" wide front sight that takes a 1.0mm fiber insert…



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:36 AM

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:46 AM

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