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Old June 30, 2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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What are ghost ring sights for ??

Hi all

This may seem dumb but i was just wondering what is a ghost ring sight and are they any good .

I noticed that alot of people use rifle sights but arent these used if all you shoot is slugs .

I heard rifled sights are crap for leading targets with shot . is this true ?

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Old June 30, 2005, 03:44 PM   #2
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Quick target acquisition from what i was told. i like em makes a bit of a diference to the gun.They are good for home defence if you don't have a front light.
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Old July 1, 2005, 12:34 AM   #3
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Cross between quick target acquisition and precision of shot placement.

A dumb ol' bead sight is fastest and least precise.

Rifle sights or a scope would be most precise, but near useless for, say, clearing a room.

Ghost ring sights are basically a bead with a rear peep sight, where the peep has a BIG hole in it. You could probably stay within 10 MOA with slugs; maybe half that with rifle sights, depending on the gun's setup and user skill of course.
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Old July 1, 2005, 01:39 AM   #4
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They're called ghost rings because when you look through them, they come close to disappearing, but the eye still focuses the front sight in the center automatically. The edges are much thinner than a regular peep sight. Look at the front sight and ignore them. They are fast, and the precision is reasonably good with a front post sight.

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Ghost ring sights are basically a bead with a rear peep sight, where the peep has a BIG hole in it. You could probably stay within 10 MOA with slugs; maybe half that with rifle sights, depending on the gun's setup and user skill of course.

That's essentially true. If the accuracy of your shotgun with slugs is not great, it's not the ghost ring sight system at fault. With Federals new Truball slug, 4 MOA or better is very possible, if not easily obtained.
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Old July 1, 2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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Dey fo shootin' ghosts, doncha kno?

ACtually, the eye centers automatically in the big circle, focus on the front, don't worry about the rear. And send them big chuncks o' lead on home !
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Old July 2, 2005, 09:21 AM   #6
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Just shoot from the hip its a lot more fun :P j/k
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Old July 2, 2005, 12:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tip rambo

Actually mcgee what what about putin the shotgun on top of your shoulder like a R.P.G and then pulling the trigger .

Hmm ,, ideas

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Old July 2, 2005, 12:45 PM   #8
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HAHAHA love it
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