View Full Version : new member/old shooter with bullseye ????'s

August 2, 2012, 09:20 PM
I haven't done any shooting for many years but used to like smallbore target and nra bullseye pistol. my favorite was always shiloutte.

Now that I feel like getting back into it, all I can find around here is action pistol type matches. So question one,

does anyone still shoot pistol target in the midwest?

2) I now have trouble seeing the iron sights with my glasses on, does anyone still make the diopters that clipped on the glasses to help the eye focus?

3) What is the hot setup for scopes or electronic sights and mounts for HS Victor and colt gold cup.


August 3, 2012, 01:18 PM
You can find a list of clubs shooting Bullseye here (http://www.starreloaders.com/edhall/bevenues.html). There are probably others, in addition to some postal leagues that you may be able to get involved with. The NRA may be able to help as well.

I pretty much gave up shooting Bullseye with iron sights when I started to need reading glasses some years ago. In the leagues around here (New England), iron-sighted shooters are few and far between these days. If you want to play around with various diopter lenses and such, Champions Choice (http://www.champchoice.com/) seems to have a good variety to choose from, though you may need to first purchase a pair of dedicated frames and they aren't cheap. You may also want to check out an iris instead, which works by increasing depth of field. They come in adjustable and fixed versions and can be added to whatever you're using currently for glasses. I've had good success with the Eyepal (http://www.eyepalusa.com/) products for shooting my iron-sighted revolvers informally.

Virtually everyone I shoot with uses red dot sights. Ultra Dot is probably the most popular brand - I'm currently running Ultra Dot Match Dots on six different pistols. They mount on a standard Weaver rail, and I'm sure a middling good gunsmith can add a rail to a Victor. I've got two Ultra Dots mounted on the slides of my .45s and they hold up well under the pounding - and if they don't, they come with an unconditional lifetime guarantee.

August 3, 2012, 08:44 PM
Merit is another company that makes a very good adjustable iris that attaches to your eyeglasses with a small suction cup.
Works very well with getting that sharp sight picture with irons, but is a little "fiddly" till you find the right position to place it.

Flyfish is right in saying that most serious bullseye shooters today are using red-dots and the Ultra-dots are a very good choice. The 4-dot versions give you the ability to not only choose the dot intensity, but also the size. They also come with a polarizing filter which is a great tool to help when shooting outdoors in very bright light.

ps: The Ultra-dots will also hold up well to the recoil on your Gold Cup.

August 4, 2012, 05:39 PM

the iris is what I was thinking of and have a Merit adj. on my smallbore rifle.

I'll check out the dots, but I always preferred good crosshairs.

August 16, 2012, 08:31 PM
Just wanted to say thanks. I just found out that a club ten miles down the road is doing just what I'm looking for.

August 17, 2012, 04:21 AM
I'll check out the dots, but I always preferred good crosshairs.

Crosshairs. Back in the day, Gil Hebard sold a scope for Bullseye shooting that was just the berries at the time. I forget who made it (I will have to dig it out and look); 1.4X and if you kept the crosshairs in the black you would get a nine or a ten. IIRC.
The newer offerings are way more compact and very much lighter. A small reflex sight weighs only one half ounce. I put a Falcon barrel on my Victor and mounted an Ultradot on that. My Gold Cup wears a JPoint reflex when I am not using irons.