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Wondering what most folks use as a sighting aid? Do you just use the factory single bead or an aftermarket one? I have seen some larger fiber optic types and wonder if they are worth trying? What about a second ( center ) pin? Are those popular?
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Use your eyeballs.

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Use your eyeballs.

Technically that's right.  Shouldn't be looking at the beads when shooting.  That said my trap and skeet guns have fiber optic front and ivory(white) in the middle. Hunting shotgun brass or ivory front bead no middle.

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You point a shotgun, aim a rifle.

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Yea you'll have to excuse my grabassery.

I'm sure that some sights maybe help form a nice sight picture or w/e, but I know when I'm shooting, either clays or live birds, I don't even notice the sights.  I stare down the target and shoot when it feels right.


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For the most part, I just use whatever came with the gun.  Then try like he11 to ignore them!

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Some time back I got a fiber optic magnetic one that fits over the rib on my 425. It's OK I suppose for hunting snipe at night with a full moon. It was too distracting so it sits in a box with other worthless stuff I've acquired over the years...

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One of the best grouse shots I know shoots a beadless gun.  As has been said, the key to shooting flying is good mount, a solid cheek weld and eyes laser focused on the target.  The bead is almost irrelevant.

That said, some guys I know who are left eye dominant (most of us are right eye dominant) have success  using the fiber optic aftermarket sights because it helps them overcome their eye dominance issues.

If you're right eye dominant, keep it simple.  The second you start looking at the bead is when you start missing.  Trust me, I learned the hard way.


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No bead.  On my favorite grouse gun there is no bead.  

If you can see the bead, you have already missed IME.  I can see in my mind's eye missed shots, in them I always see the bead, shots made, I see the target getting hit.
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Like a small white bead up front on clays guns along with a tiny steel middle bead to use as a reference when shouldering the gun. Bird hunting it does not matter as long as it isn't one of those dang fiber optics and if it is so it will be replaced with something more to my liking. Then that's just me.
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Cant say no beads cause I leave em alone but... and its a big one....  If you are looking at the bead you are aiming the shotgun and that just will not work.  You may see it in your
peripheral vision but you should not be looking at it because you are then not concentrating on the target...

Trust your eyes to giude your hands.... it will work.  Ya may need some practice and perhaps a lesson but it works....


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I honestly couldn't tell you.  I never see it.  Only thing I can't stand is the fiber optic things.  It's like having a lighthouse on the end of your barrel that you have to look around to the target.

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I prefer gold beads but none of my guns have one.  Instead I have silver beads, one has a red bead, and a couple have bright pink fibre optic beads. When shooting while hunting I do not see them or use any of them.

The sights on the two guns with factory fibre optics are all beat up from traversing the covers here in the fringes of the range.  Pieces are broken off and missing, and the retainer rings are bent.  They are still there but look like hell.

I once tried one of those magnetic fibre optic sights.  I relied on the magnet to hold it on, against my better judgement.  It is laying out there somewhere.


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I have shot a beadless gun.  Didn't know it until I got home.  I considered that a good sign.
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I think all you guys should have a gunsmith remove the bead from your shotguns.  Why not, your not using them anyway?

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