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    Default Front sight post recommendation needed

    I have a Winchester 94 in 44 mag and would like to replace the front sight post as the factory sights are hard to see and use--at least for me.

    I'd like to use a Bullseye sight in the rear (per Amigo Will's recommendation awhile back) and need a recommendation for a front sight. I attached a pict of the rear sight I want to use and one of the 44.

    bullseys sight.jpgWin 44.jpg

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    You migt be suprised how accurately you can shoot with a very wide front sight blade. Years ago on my 35 whelen ackley I was waiting for the scope bases to arrive, so as a lark sweated on a williams front sight base (no blade) and used a ramped peep sight in the rear, just so I could fireform brass. Even with the over 1/4" wide front "blade" I could shot 1" groups at 50 yds with cast bullets. It does cover alot at extended ranges, but no problem seeing it.

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    Try a sourdough/patridge blade, or, if you're a fan of the round bead front, try any of the correct height fiber optic beads. I prefer the sourdough blade myself.
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    tccak71:

    I have a Marble brand, POST front sight on my thutty-thutty, which works fine for the Lyman Receiver Sight.

    Paul H:
    That is interesting, and I bleevs ya too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunbugs View Post
    Try a sourdough/patridge blade... I prefer the sourdough blade myself.
    +1 on the sourdough.
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    i like the marbles front sights...they offer severl bead colors (i like ivory)as well as bead size and blade heights. try their website, or brownells of iowa.
    a small bead is still fast to pick-up and doesn't subtend as much of your target.
    happy trails.
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    Default Brockman?

    Andy Hawk recommended and installed the Gen III sights on my 1895. Excellent result; sturdy sights, quick acquisition: http://www.brockmansrifles.com/sight_options.asp.

    Brockman fans:
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...light=brockman

    New England Custom Guns has some interesting sights:
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...light=brockman

    Good luck.

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