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SPDSR

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Hunting with “standard / iron” sights?
« on: February 02, 2018, 04:52:46 AM »
Anyone use more traditional defensive type sights on their handgun for hunting? Something like Meprolight night sights, Trijicon HD XR, Heine, etc. What do you find most important about standard sights for the hunting task? Thin font post and wide rear notch? Standard front sight and smaller notch? More visibility/light on sides of the front or less light? I know many use modern optics and all that, but for those that don’t what are your opinions?

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Re: Hunting with “standard / iron” sights?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 08:08:34 PM »
I dont know if this is what your asking, but Im using red front and green rear fiber optics. This choice is to get around the washout of irons in dim light. So far no shots with the 10 fired at game.

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Re: Hunting with “standard / iron” sights?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 08:10:38 AM »
I don't like any goofy stuff on my hunting sights.  For precision shots at extended range I'll stick with big flat black Bullseye type target sights.

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Re: Hunting with “standard / iron” sights?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 09:42:04 AM »
Prefer thin front wide notch lots of light on either side, or similar front sight to notch width with minimal light?

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Re: Hunting with “standard / iron” sights?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 10:58:09 AM »
I am with Tony.  Big black sights, nice and tight on the sides.

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Re: Hunting with “standard / iron” sights?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 04:13:23 PM »
With the S&W 1006 the adjustable sight is some what finer and better suited for distance shots, made shots to 130 yards easily.  The combat styles are for faster target acquisition at closer distances...

I do like the red ramp sights with outlined rear like on the S&W Model 29 44 mag.  Made shots out to 180 yards in my younger days!

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Re: Hunting with “standard / iron” sights?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 04:00:06 PM »
I put meat in my freezer with Trijicon TFO sights last November. No complaints here.

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Re: Hunting with “standard / iron” sights?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 08:13:44 AM »
Most hunting happens during the day, but night sights are a lot better than fiber optic in the first and final minutes. I like Trijicon HD sights personally. There is a lot of success to be had with TFO sights, but they are ugly. The info on the fiber optic sights is also very good. You don't want them to bloom too much and obscure the front sight or the target.

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Re: Hunting with “standard / iron” sights?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 01:58:18 PM »
I’m debating on buying a set of the Trijicon HD XR with thinner front post. I’d like the sights to be a good compromise for hunting, matches and defense. I think the thinner front may be advantageous but not sure.