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Old November 20th, 2018, 05:52 AM #1
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Aperature or open sights

What do you prefer and why for hunting/recreational use?

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Old November 20th, 2018, 06:57 AM #2
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I prefer open sights. My 67 year old eyes however only work well with aperture sights these days.
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Old November 20th, 2018, 07:17 AM #3
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I prefer open sights. My 67 year old eyes however only work well with aperture sights these days.
I need to get glasses myself. I like the fact vision is enhanced through the aperature. Fascinating science

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In general I prefer aperture sights. Open sights for hunting.
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Old November 20th, 2018, 08:46 AM #5
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aperture only is good with good lighting. Not good for hunting during dusk hours. Helps with accuracy but only if you can see.
I like aperture for target shooting though.
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aperture only is good with good lighting. Not good for hunting during dusk hours. Helps with accuracy but only if you can see.
I like aperture for target shooting though.
Good point on lighting.

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I have a win 75 with lyman apperature sites i shot on hi schoolrifle teams. Very precise, more so than open sites. But as melnic points out, not so good in poor light, but you can use a larger apperature or remove the screw in disc and use the receptacle in lieu.
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Get a Merit adjustable aperture and you can dial in the size to suit the lighting conditions.
http://www.meritcorporation.com/products.html

They even have one special for AR's.
http://www.meritcorporation.com/via.html
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I have an extremely difficult time unless it's an open sight. If anyone has a high visibility rear aperture (AR15) let me know. I'll take it off your hands.

Oh...and I'm only 43 so imagine what it will be like in 20 years.
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Take the aperture out of the housing and the housing serves as a ghost ring. Will let in a lot more light. For me it allows a better look at the target. Use this set up on my muzzle loader, a Marlin 1895 and a henry .22.
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