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Old 01-04-2013, 11:59 PM   #11
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Get 1 gallon ziplock bag. Work on gun inside bag- for those SPROING! moments.

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Get 1 gallon ziplock bag. Work on gun inside bag- for those SPROING! moments.
To avoid the great American spring hunt - I'll TRY anything but visibility is hard and the area being worked on is very small.

Thanks - this is outside of the box thinking !
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Default Lessons Learned

Evidently, there are two versions of Hi Viz sights n they are easily IDed by a Black or Red Key used to change the light pipes. The black Key is the first generation and it has different diameter light pipes which will hopefully solve the problem I was having in earlier post.

Version 2 has Red key and all light pipes are the same diameter.

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If you have a MK I the part number is 12935 and it includes Hi Viz front & adj rear sight. (front pin removes from R to L w punch)

Ruger CS Rep is sending me new set of light pipes as I did not get full compliment to begin.

CS tech also gave me some hints on how to deal w spring. (compress w punch & hold w paper clip.) Thanks to C3's bag set close - I was able to try this and it worked on 3rd attempt. My dental pick was just too thick to accomplish the mission. The V notch is in & God, do I hope it works !!!

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Default New Sight Range Report

1st range trip - usual trouble getting sighted in. Front sights larger diameter is a plus for 25' in but a detriment at 50' & I'm considering a 6 o'clock hold point. Need to find what ammo she likes better than bulk fodder w/o spending a fortune.

2nd range trip. The old MK I w 1.5X scope which bit me was the hero of the day. Every other gun I brought shot high and my MK II shot low for POA and I literally ran out of down on the elevation adjustment. Have read about people who had problems w "v" notch but it was a real PIA to switch out.

Any ideas ? Does anyone sell a white outlined rear sight blade for Rugers ?
Do I need to adjust my hold point ? Sight height s/b correct as I bought everything from Ruger.

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My mark III hunter came with the hi viz front sight with the red key and lite pipes. The rear sight has a white line that lines up with the front sight. After tweaking with the rear sight today, I was hitting a gong at 50 yards with no problems.

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MKIII Hunter has those sights as stock. It cost me $40. I ran out of elevation adj at 50' @ indoor range.

But they were dead on for 25' @ the outdoor range. Never seemed to have this issue w std square rear sight.

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No experience with rear site. shortly after getting our mkIII I replaced the front sight wiry a hi viz. I really like it and have improved my shooting. I didn't see any need to replace the rear.

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Same here, HiViz Front Site from Ruger; easy install and a world of difference.
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Agree - it's a night/day difference. But I hold to my earlier post via the diameter and accuracy at longer distances. (X > 50' or more)

The dot the "I" or "v" rear sight also helps beginners and speeds up sight alignment. Have read about sighting in "issues" on Internet but have not found any answers. Ruger sent me another rear sight but w/o a vice & brass punch - not looking fwd to it.

OK - I finally got on a real computer and am able to attach photo's. This is what the sight alignment looks like.







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