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The hooded variety is nice, that's what I put on my M1A a couple of months ago. If glare is an issue.
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i'm seeing hooded apertures for 3x the price. i'm che.., um, frugal

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Getting new sights sounds great, but for just a range or target rifle why not an attachment for your shooting glasses? I think you can buy a little offset suction cup with a movable diopter that is supposed to eliminate fuzzy eye sight. All the cool kids shooting in the olympics use them.

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frugal. c-h-e-a-p. impecunious.

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lurker wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:33 am
frugal. c-h-e-a-p. impecunious.
Make your own for next to nothing.

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eelj wrote:
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Getting new sights sounds great, but for just a range or target rifle why not an attachment for your shooting glasses? I think you can buy a little offset suction cup with a movable diopter that is supposed to eliminate fuzzy eye sight. All the cool kids shooting in the olympics use them.
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eelj wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:41 am
lurker wrote:
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frugal. c-h-e-a-p. impecunious.
Make your own for next to nothing.
i wouldn't know where to begin. heck, i don't even know where my eye protection is.

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If it’s like mine, it’s on top of your head. And hanging on the collar of your shirt. And in your shirt pocket....

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For those who have not seen what I'm talking about this is a fairly cheap one that attaches to prescription or safety glasses. https://www.impactguns.com/Ear-and-Eye- ... 9-3112020/ I think that you can spend quite a bit on other examples but probably less than most decent scopes. Never used one myself but they have been around for many years.

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Ooooh. It’s like an aperture sight for your glasses!

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eelj wrote:
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For those who have not seen what I'm talking about this is a fairly cheap one that attaches to prescription or safety glasses. https://www.impactguns.com/Ear-and-Eye- ... 9-3112020/ I think that you can spend quite a bit on other examples but probably less than most decent scopes. Never used one myself but they have been around for many years.

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K9s wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:39 pm
eelj wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:57 pm
For those who have not seen what I'm talking about this is a fairly cheap one that attaches to prescription or safety glasses. https://www.impactguns.com/Ear-and-Eye- ... 9-3112020/ I think that you can spend quite a bit on other examples but probably less than most decent scopes. Never used one myself but they have been around for many years.

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https://www.wired.com/2016/08/olympic-s ... e-cyborgs/
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I really want to see more of that pistol. Olympic pistols fascinate me.

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I really want to see more of that pistol. Olympic pistols fascinate me.
I am guessing that it is a Baikal IZH-46M. Not available in the USA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baikal_IZH-46M

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Oh, air gun. Meh.

Thanks for the link, tho!

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yes, i did. the pics probably got lost in the great "fix" of 2020. i'll post another later in the day.

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awesome. bullets, primers and powder you'll need to buy. i usually buy a box or two of loaded ammo and make my own once-fired brass. shooting stuff is fun, i've heard. seriously, see what your manual says about case lube.
your adventure is just beginning. the powder measure is ok (volumetric equivalent) but a scale is better. and a bullet puller may come in handy and and and and,,.

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awesome. bullets, primers and powder you'll need to buy. i usually buy a box or two of loaded ammo and make my own once-fired brass. shooting stuff is fun, i've heard. seriously, see what your manual says about case lube.
Sounds better than an air pistol. :)
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hey Lurker, I'd say changing to a thinner front blade has more impact than a smaller rear peep, but both are nice

Sadly, the front globe sights for m14s and Garands are no longer made. If I knew that, I'd have kept the one on the rifle I sold to Shinzen.
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hey Lurker, I'd say changing to a thinner front blade has more impact than a smaller rear peep, but both are nice
my basis for comparison is the krag. i'll get it out and look it over, thanks.

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went to the range today, the 1911 performed superbly as usual at 7 yds, the "new" topbreak revolver sucked, and the polytech did quite well considering i'm using cheap ammo(saving the good stuff for next time) without a rest and was tired. 100 yd groups at 50 yds. i'm going to swap in better sights and call it good. after you spend a hundred or so enhancing it, the poly is a fine rifle. buy checkmate mags, avoid the thermolds which work fine, once you get them seated and locked in. thermolds are great in the AR(i have 6), not the M14s(4 of them).

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Sorry the topbreak revolver sucked. Hope it is something you can fix.
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finally broke down and got out the credit card, ordered up a NM .062 front sight (w/ screw) from numrich, a NM .052 rear sight aperture from sarco, and a repro garand cheekpiece from ima-usa. i saw a pic of another cheekpiece on an m14 and when i correctly identified it, the owner said it was too high to use with the irons, but a garand cheekpiece could be used with both irons and scope. what could possibly go wrong? :think:

and just because, :see_stars: i ordered a leather shoulder holster for my 1911, almost as if i need one. i had a black one, but haven't seen it for a couple of years, might have given it away.


so hopefully this stuff won't take forever to arrive :roflmao: and i can jam in a range trip next week :yahoo:

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finally broke down and got out the credit card, ordered up a NM .062 front sight (w/ screw) from numrich, a NM .052 rear sight aperture from sarco, and a repro garand cheekpiece from ima-usa. i saw a pic of another cheekpiece on an m14 and when i correctly identified it, the owner said it was too high to use with the irons, but a garand cheekpiece could be used with both irons and scope. what could possibly go wrong? :think:

and just because, :see_stars: i ordered a leather shoulder holster for my 1911, almost as if i need one. i had a black one, but haven't seen it for a couple of years, might have given it away.


so hopefully this stuff won't take forever to arrive :roflmao: and i can jam in a range trip next week :yahoo:
I have a black and a brown leather shoulder holster for my 1911s. Love 'em both and keep one upstairs and one downstairs. I used to wear them a lot because the Beretta and Taurus 92 fit, too. It hasn't been cold enough this winter to wear them much, though.

What does your new one look like?

I hope everything works well on the polytech.
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