Some of you may have seen your grandfather or older shooters lick their finger and touch the bead sight on their shotgun. Why was this done? There are many explanations and Hollywood has created some of the reasons but the one that makes the most sense is that the moisture puts a little shine on the sight. Some might say they do not need a shine and may need the sight blackened with a smudge pot as some used to do. It simply proves that everyone has his or her own techniques and style. The soot from the smudge was flat black and did not give off any reflection. In other words absolutely no glare. If the color of the front bead is the same as your target you may have a hard time distinguishing the two so on occasion you may need a contrast for better accuracy.
Tritium sights basically provide green or yellow sight lights on your shotgun that glow in the dark. They have been nicknamed “night sights” for this reason and get installed on the rear or front of your shotgun. Tritium is described as a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. The sights use tiny vials of tritium that are responsible for emitting its soft green glow. If you are in an area with low lighting or darkness then the tritium sights will allow you to see where you’re aiming.
The XS sight system fits the Remington Pedestal model with a stepped bottom. Also fits Remington shotgun barrels with a front sight pedestal, vent rib models with a flat bottom and ones with ventilated ribs. The sights are designed to fit over existing bead sights from .125 to .140-inch diameters. The sights come with an adhesive that is used to fill in the gaps and to secure the sight to the barrel. The adhesive must fully cure before the shotgun is handled.
Remington 870 Trak-Lock Ghost Ring Sight Set
Aftermarket sights is one of the frequently asked questions about Remington 870. Most of the shooters with bead only are strive to improve their sights. That is understandable because bead sight is very simple but has its limitations.
Ghost ring sights are believed to be one of the best choices for a shotgun. They enable shooter to aim really fast.
Remington 870 Trak-Lock Ghost Ring Sight Set is one of the best sets available on the market. It is reasonably priced, two times cheaper than alternative ghost ring sight set from Vang Comp Systems. Tritium Trak-Lock Ghost Ring Sight Set is also available but for higher price.
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Trak-Lock Ghost Ring Sight Set is high quality, sturdy and reasonable priced product.
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