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Old January 3, 2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by deerslayer303

I bought a set of fire sights from cabelas for the Hawken Carbine but they won't fit the dove tail on the rifle.
Front sight color effectivness depends highly upon each person'e color vision/perception - IOW, different strokes for different folks.
YOU need to experiment, to find out what YOU see best.

As the the FireSights not fitting - FWIW, AFAIK, NO replacement sights are strictly "drop in", i.e. will install w/o a little file work, since just about every one I've ever laid hands on were made a tad oversize so they could be made to fit any rifle with a standard 3/8" dovetail, regardless of production tolerance variations.

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