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Old March 26, 2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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What Fiber Optic Sights for a Browning BL-22

The sites on the rifle are accurate, but hard to pick up with my old eyes. I have used optics on a handgun and I liked them.
Both dovetails are 3/8".
I am considering front sight first. It is .430 from bottom of dovetail to top of sight.
Any body put fibers on a BL-22 ?
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Old March 27, 2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Any FO sight of the correct height can be installed, but might need a bit of fitting on a Browning, as IME Browning cuts their sight dovetails deeper than other manufacturers, often requiring that the little "ledge" some sights have just above their male dovetail be removed before attempting installation.
(The "ledge" impinges upon/won't clear, the top of the bbl or ramp just fwd & behind the female dovetail)

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Old March 27, 2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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Went to Walmart today and got two bottles of finger nail polish. Florescent green and florescent red.
I put green dots on the rear site a red dot on the front. It has improved picking up the sites substantially. Maybe a little short of fiber optics , but still an improvement.
I did my revolvers also. Big difference.
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