Re: Buckmark Target Sights - again!
My problem with the fiber rod sights is that they are just not accurate compared to a good set of target sights. Matching three balls in the sight path is just not accurate enough for me. Same goes for the three white dot sights. The white outline sights have the same problem. Nothing matches putting the square front post in the square cutout of the rear sight for accurate shooting especially when there is only a narrow slit of light coming in around the sides of the front sight blade and the rear notch.
The aperture approach works the best with those target sights (but does not work well with progressive glasses and does work well with bifocals in the far field top part of those glasses). The other thing that helps a lot is blackening the sights with one of the carbide burning smokers. The smoke black is totally none reflective and carbon black. Against a white target the sight picture is amazing. Another help is to make your own targets on the computer with bullseyes X rings that are just the right size to see at your shooting range of interest. If the bull is small and the rest of the target white, it makes seeing the front sight blade in the notch a whole lot easier.
We older folks need all the help we can get!!! Figure out what works for you and it may not be the same as what works for me. But do try using the sights you now have with the aperture, better targets, and maybe even the sight blackening before you go to the trouble of different sights that are less accurate. Also with the progressives don't keep tilting you head back and forth to see both the target and the front blade sharply but find a compromise position for your head that emphasizes sharpness to the front blade with the target slightly fuzzy and leave you head in that position for firing. That's the way the experts say to sight (?).
Last edited by LDBennett; 11-08-2009 at 07:37 AM..