Turkey Sights?

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by leaker19, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. leaker19

    leaker19 New Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    Cooper County
    What's everyone use? Front bead, fiber optic, optical sights, others unlisted?

    I'm trying a red dot holographic sight on top of my Mossberg tthis year.

  2. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County

  3. Bowpredator

    Bowpredator New Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Licking Missouri
    I've had the true glo fiber optic rifle sights on mine for several years and love them. They really stand out in low light situation and really helped one morning that was foggy and hazy and I had a tom fly down and land 10ft from my decoy.
  4. stinkpickle

    stinkpickle New Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    I'm using clamp-on fiber optic sights, specifically Williams FireSights.
  5. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    stock Encore sights
  6. JimH

    JimH Active Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    St. Louis
    i have the same ones, adjustable for windage and elevation plus the bases are stepped to accomondate 3 dif. rib widths( 1/4" ,5/16" & 3/8" i believe, or whatever it is) so you only need to order 1 model and it will fit browning to mossberg and everything in between.
  7. Poor Valley

    Poor Valley Active Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Rolla, Mo
    I have a Williams fully adjustable 5D peep sight mounted on my turkey gun. Front sight is fiberoptic.
  8. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    Trying something new this year...

    TruGlo Tru-Bead Turkey Extreme ~ with optional ghost ring
  9. Longbow26

    Longbow26 New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Farmington, MO
    On our pumps its front bead on the semi rem 12 ga it has 2 beads ML has blade sight.
  10. buckbuster14

    buckbuster14 New Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Moberly, Missouri
    I use a True Glow front bead type but i have had a few problems with it. I shoot iron sight better.
  11. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    I also use the Tru-Glow fiber optic sights. I have no trouble getting down on this sight but that is from years of shooting iron sights on rifles. like CP said I think some folks might have a hard time adjusting to rilfe like sights on shotguns.

  12. KChunter

    KChunter Senior Member

    I've used front bead on every turkey gun I've ever owned. This year I thought I'd try some of those clamp on fiber optic sights from Tru-Glo (the kind you can't adjust). Well, I slapped em on and went to patterning. My pattern was consistently high and right. So I yanked the Tru-Glo sights off and put the bead back on and the gun shoots as straight as ever. Here's to the tried and true bead sight:
  13. chuck88

    chuck88 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Fulton MO
    i use just a front bead, I guess I shoot enough between target shooting, family time, and hunting its just second nature to keep my head down.
  14. Poor Valley

    Poor Valley Active Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Rolla, Mo
    The March/April 2005 issur of Turkey call has an interesting article called Stock Truth that has some application to this thread. It discusses the differences between rifle and shotgun stocks. Generally a rifle has a shorter stock with less drop which moves the eye closer to the sight and raises it to alighn with the sight.

    The article goes on to say in order to get the right fit for a scoped shotgun the addition of a raised comb and a shortening of the stock would improve the aimability or fit of the gun, also reducing the percieved recoil.

    I don't know how many pay much attention to this sort of thing. I do know in my case I have some strict requirements I consider when buying a rifle but when I buy a shotgun I just bring it to my shoulder to see if the beads line up as if at a flying bird.

    I wonder if a shotgun designated "turkey" is stocker differently fromone that is not?:wave:
  15. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    I've got the HiViz Tombuster II. Only I have different colors on the rear versus the front.

  16. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Front bead only for my 870 3".... maybe I need to consider the ol fibre-optic route.

    You like that tombuster ok venatic?
  17. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    It's pretty nice. It's like having rifle sights and the rear is adjustable.
  18. JimH

    JimH Active Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    St. Louis
    venatic, yea the williams sites are fully adjustable too.
    poor valley i agree with ya. actualy the fit of a shotgun to an individual is most critical. it is no diferant than getting a bow fit and tuned to a person. if you want to shoot clays and such you have to get your shotgun adjusted for you. to be honest my O/U is in need of some tweeking to fit me correctly and will be getting some work done to it this summer to help.
  19. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    I've got an 870 with a Tasco Pro Point 3 red dot and a raised comb on the stock. Sometimes its a pain to get sighted in, but once it is, its a turkey SMOKER.

    I'm sure Clansey with second my opion of the red dot being great for turkey birds. :cheers: