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Timber

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My old eyes see distance pretty good still but up close is getting blurred. I put a dab of white paint on front sight that helps a little.

Wondered if you boys do anything different?
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I made wider front sights, and made a WIDE notch in the rear, so there was equal light as the width of the front sight on both sides. Then I got my cataracts removed, and I have re-welded some of my rear sights, and will do it to more of my guns when I get around to it.

Something else that helps, is to file a small 45 degree angle to the rear of the front sight, just the very tip so it looks like a square when you look at it through the rear sight. It really picks up light well.
 
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I realize this is a muzzle loader forum, but this post is about sights. As I age, (70), I cannot see up close items like rear sights mounted on the tang area , well at all.
I recently swapped a blade rear sight on one of my unmentionable rifles, too a forward mounted peep sight. Made all the difference in the world!
Its about 1/2 way down the barrel. Helped me take a nice fat buck at over 100 yards this year with my unmentionable.
You might try something like this for yourself.
If you want pictures pm me.
 

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Thanks boys - and sorry didn’t realize there were so many threads about this until the ‘similar threads’ thing popped up.
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I normally shoot out to 50 yards without problems, actually more like 75. But at 100 it’s a guessing game. However, while shooting today, the sun was low and casting shadows, had a hard time at 50! But I’m working on several of the ideas that have been posted here and other threads. Got to find some way to deal with it.
 

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Would you happen to have a pic of that waksupi?
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No I don't. l'm not sure I am a good enough photographer to get a good one, but will try tomorrow. Just take a light stroke across with a file, and take a look. You should end up with an angled cut equal to the width of your sight. You will be able to tell the difference in how the light hits the sight right away. Just go slow, and keep checking the sight picture. Every one who has tried my rifles to see how well it works, have altered their sights.
Just remember, a little dab will do you.
 
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Lyman and Williams peeps for me helped tremendously. Front sights are a different problem. I like a a fine sight and have filed down several. On one rifle I epoxied a small diameter fiber optic rod to the wide blade. Works great.
 
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