Rear sight hole to small

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by jdr, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. jdr

    jdr Member

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    I am having a hard time seeing through the rear sight. I can see thru the rear sight on my son’s AR but the hole is larger. Is there a different sight with a larger opening available from Hi Point or what else can be done?
     
  2. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Hold a drill bit with your fingers and give it a twist to drill it out.
     

  3. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Something the drill instructors used to say. If you can't see through it, move your head until you can.
     
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  4. jdr

    jdr Member

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    Thanks for the info, drilled the hole bigger. Seems better, I just think my eyes are getting old.
     
  5. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member


    Lots of cheap optics out there that work fine.
     
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  6. riverrover

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    You must have got ahold of one of those HP's issued with the 1000 yd match sights!!
     
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  7. greg_r

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    I have drilled out or changed sight inserts on several of my firearms. A fine aperture is good for precision. A "ghost ring" is better for quick closer shots. And still accurate enough at longer ranges, within reason. Your eye will naturally center the front right in the middle of the rear sight where the light is brightest anyways.

    As eyes age, they do appreciate a larger aperture.
     
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  8. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    If you think you need a larger aperture you're either bragging, or dreaming :stir: :lol:
     
  9. Rabidwookie

    Rabidwookie What the Hell was that? Member

    I feel ya. My entire rear sight just blurs out completely. Finally got a red dot for it.
     
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  10. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

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    Until you end up with an astigmatism. Then the rear sight is worthless until you get your vision corrected.
     
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  11. Rabidwookie

    Rabidwookie What the Hell was that? Member

    Yeah, that’s what i was starting to think it is.
     
  12. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

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    Correction: I intended to say the red dot sight is worthless. With an astigmatism you don’t see a dot, you see a slash. That 2 MOAvred dot easily becomes a 4 or even 6 MOA slash.
     
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  13. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    Not sure if I have astigmatism. The dot with my right eye is a crescent-ish shape with multiple smaller dots. It is a normal dot with my left eye.
     
  14. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

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    I only saw one dot...but it was not a dot. it was a slash.
     
  15. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Then you do have astigmatism.
     
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  16. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    For the price of about 8-9 HP995's, you can get Toric lenses and fix that astigmatism :)
     
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  17. Rabidwookie

    Rabidwookie What the Hell was that? Member

    Whoooo, too rich for my blood.
     
  18. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    I guess prism sights work with astigmatism.
     
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  19. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Yep, for a while.
     
  20. histed

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    My solution is get close and use a 12 bore shotgun. Otherwise it's "spray and pray"