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Offline copemech

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SP-01 Shadow front FO sight
« on: May 09, 2017, 11:24:38 PM »
So does anyone know what front sight height is standard on these ? OR just how to measure it in the slide to tell what you have and know which one to order to change it?

I love this gun and after some work it is brilliant and becoming a favorite, but the POA/POI is just beyond anything I can tolerate. I am talking about POI being way too high, and although I have not done detailed testing, I would guess something like 3 inches off at 10 yds, mayby 6-8 inches off at 25 yds, however it did seem to hit the large steel plate well when levelled at 200 yds! ???

And I am not talking aboit a run of the mill Lolipop sight picture either, I am talking about having to add a lot of air to the lollipop at closer ranges and it id driving me nuts, as the ONLY gun in my assortment like this.

Yes, I will have to do further measures and testing to accurately do the math for the height change, but I do not know that I could buy the adjustable rear that would go low enough for the stock front, and since I may wind up installing a red dot on the rear, the front is cheap enough to change for now.  I just do not seem to be able to shoot the red dot quickly like on steel dualing tree.

Thoughts?

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Re: SP-01 Shadow front FO sight
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 05:59:47 AM »
Mine came with a 5.5mm tall or Dawson .150 tall FO front. Which was also too short for me and shot high. I replaced it with a Dawson .110 wide, .160 tall front and problem solved. You can do the math on Dawson's page and find the correct height for yours.

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Re: SP-01 Shadow front FO sight
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 11:04:02 PM »
I also have a .160" high dawson front sight on my shadow. At 15yards it shoots to point of aim.

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Re: SP-01 Shadow front FO sight
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 11:30:05 PM »
Mine came with a 5.5mm tall or Dawson .150 tall FO front. Which was also too short for me and shot high. I replaced it with a Dawson .110 wide, .160 tall front and problem solved. You can do the math on Dawson's page and find the correct height for yours.

Thanks for the info and I think it will be much easier for me to go with a Dawson as compared to figuring out the metric ones from CZ. Tonight I measured my stock one at .160 in, and will have to use that as a starting point I suppose.

Once again, I will have to try to get a more precise measure on the offset at say a measured 15 or 20 yds, and because my old eyes are no longer great at open sights, I will get a bit of comparison data from some of my shooting buds using my gun on a grid target and a rest.

I ran some simple numbers on the Dawson site, and in YOUR change of .010, that is roughly an inch at 20 yds. I wish mine was that close, as my current estimate is about four or five times that. Oh well. And I will also tell you that I am not typically overly picky on this as I just learn the gun, normally. 


Thanks again, O0

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Re: SP-01 Shadow front FO sight
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 05:56:35 AM »
"I ran some simple numbers on the Dawson site, and in YOUR change of .010, that is roughly an inch at 20 yds. I wish mine was that close, as my current estimate is about four or five times that. Oh well. And I will also tell you that I am not typically overly picky on this as I just learn the gun, normally"

That is why I suggested the sight math. Everyone sees their sights a little different. Once you get a good reading on your groups Dawson's sight calculator is a very good tool.

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Re: SP-01 Shadow front FO sight
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 07:37:37 AM »
.160 on my Dawson front sight as well. POA out to 20 yds.

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Re: SP-01 Shadow front FO sight
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 12:37:19 AM »
An old guy with old eyes. Using heat (a bic lighter) and spinning the front sight FO rod ball:
I prefer the  CZ front FO sights,  because I can spin the FO dot to the size that works best for me .  A 1mm FO rod is small, making it good for precise aiming.  A 1mm FO will also "spin" to around 1.5mm which grabs your attention faster for closer targets. 
With a captured FO rod this adjustment isn't possible. :-\

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Re: SP-01 Shadow front FO sight
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 03:40:11 PM »
An old guy with old eyes. Using heat (a bic lighter) and spinning the front sight FO rod ball:
I prefer the  CZ front FO sights,  because I can spin the FO dot to the size that works best for me .  A 1mm FO rod is small, making it good for precise aiming.  A 1mm FO will also "spin" to around 1.5mm which grabs your attention faster for closer targets. 
With a captured FO rod this adjustment isn't possible. :-\

Actually with the dawson sight you can spin it to be about 1.5mm. The bulb just won't fit into the recess so it will look like other fiber optic sights.

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Re: SP-01 Shadow front FO sight
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 02:12:09 AM »
Good to know,  thanks.

 

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