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Old January 22, 2018, 05:04 PM   #1
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Model 94 front sight

I have a model 94 30-30 and would like a smaller front sight. I can't find one anywhere online. The existing sight covers the whole target at 100 yds. Any ideas?
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Old January 22, 2018, 07:46 PM   #2
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The factory sight has a .060" bead. You can but a Marble's front sight with a .030" bead. But just know that either way you go, your Win 94 is not a precision instrument.
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Old January 22, 2018, 09:03 PM   #3
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Every gun is a precision instument to me. Aim small shoot small. Thanks for the info. 1/2 size is a start. I was looking for a needle point or something close.
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Old January 23, 2018, 07:03 AM   #4
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Genrally speaking, any sight will pretty much cover your target at 100 yds, if you use the whole bead to sight with. If you just use the top of the bead, you will find much more precision.
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Old January 23, 2018, 07:32 AM   #5
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That is a good point. Maybe I have been looking through scopes for too long. The smaller bead may help but I definately could polish my skills with the open sights on this gun. I shoot about as good with my 44mag.
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Old January 23, 2018, 01:17 PM   #6
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Sounds like you should be using a 6 o'clock hold.
"... a .060" bead..." More narrow than a National Match M1 Rifle front.
"...Every gun is a precision instrument..." No Win 94 is any such thing. Or even close. If it shoots a consistent 3" at 100 you're doing well. Triggers, barrels and sights aren't up to it.
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Old January 23, 2018, 07:16 PM   #7
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Ok. My group was about 10" shooting old factory remington 150s. I was hoping for 3 or 4".
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Old January 25, 2018, 10:20 PM   #8
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A six-o'clock hold can typically be held more consistently so it might already be better than that. I don't shoot groups much with mine but from load testing I know I can do 4-5" anyway with handloads and the factory sights.
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Old January 29, 2018, 09:54 AM   #9
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Pretty much why I finally put a 4x on my 94. Eyes ain't what they used to be.
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