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And the springs that control the elevation screw on the sight base sometimes
stick inside the sight, throwing accuracy
right out the window.
Because fixed sights don't have screws
or ratcheting wheels to turn, many who
are new to muzzleloaders are reluctant to
deal with them.
But fixed sights offer a huge advantage:
Once they are sighted in, they are always
sighted in.
To adjust the windage left or right on
the target, you will need to "drift," or tap,
the beveled rear sight base in the direction you want the bullet's point of impact
to move.
The front sight also can be drifted, but
it needs to go in the opposite direction you
want the impact to go.
To adjust the elevation, the front sight
normally is filed down to bring the point
of impact up. If the rifle shoots high, you
will need to file deeper the notch in the
rear sight.
Once the sights are exactly the way you
want them, tap down on the barrel with a
punch, above the sights' bevels, to make
them tight.

Seeing Sights Better
One of the big problems that older
hunters encounter is the ability to see open
sights clearly.
As we age, our eyes change shape and

our vision might become poorer. For a
shooter, it's time to make some changes.
The open iron, aperture and fiber-optic
rear sights that are standard on muzzleloading rifles are positioned with the idea
shooters have 20/20 vision.
When farsighted individuals look
through these sights at a distant target, the
rear sight can become fuzzy to the point
of uselessness.
Shooters needn't put up with this.
You, or a gunsmith, can make your rifle
a "farsighted wonder" simply by moving
the rear sight forward.
This cleans up the sight picture without
impacting rifle accuracy.
Sure, someone might joke about the
cosmetics of your tinkering, but there will
be no joking when they see the results.
A more-accurate, metallic sighting
system also can be found in small bottles
of model paint.
Blue and yellow colors stimulate the
cones inside the retina, resulting in a
dramatic sight picture that will make a
dead-center hold crystal clear.
Put a stroke of blue on the front sight,
and a thin swipe of yellow along the top
of the rear sight. The blue will improve
focus - particularly in the snow, when iron
sights are more difficult to see.
The yellow will help your eyes center
the front blade in the rear notch, and the
delineation of the edges will be vastly
improved.

Fiber Optics & Scopes
Fiber-optic sights gather ambient light
and transmit it, creating a startling bright
dot that looks almost battery-powered.
In general, they're much easier to see
Many shooters don't want to fool with fixed
sights, but once they're in position, they
don't move, like adjustable sights might.
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