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This is a discussion on Super Blackhawk Hunter Fiber Optic Sights within the Ruger Single Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I bought a used Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter online. Apparently "like new" means "fired but never ever cleaned, ever," and "without a rear sight." So, ...


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Old February 12th, 2017, 11:55 AM   #1
 
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Super Blackhawk Hunter Fiber Optic Sights

I bought a used Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter online. Apparently "like new" means "fired but never ever cleaned, ever," and "without a rear sight."

So, now I need a new rear sight assembly, including the springs and screws. Is there any reasonably cheap way of getting the assembly?

Also, it doesn't appear that there are many options for fiber optic front and rear sights. Is there any difference between the options out there? Is there a "best"? I will be using this as a deer hunting gun for use in thick woods, so quick target acquisition is key.



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Old February 12th, 2017, 12:34 PM   #2
 
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Pretty sure these are made by Hi-Viz for Ruger.
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Thanks, Carl. Those are the ones I see being sold. Are those any good? Are there any other options?

I did a bit of digging, and I think I'll have to end up buying the entire rear sight assembly just to get the springs and screws. Buying the individual parts is more expensive...
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I reckon they're decent enough, but for my eyes' particular brand of wonkiness, fiber optics are a no-go. Front sight glows & blurs out my sight picture.
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Interesting, I had not thought of that. I haven't used fiber optic sights before, but I figured that if I had to buy a new rear sight regardless, I might as well "upgrade" to something that will allow faster target acquisition.

It looks, however, like I'll have to buy the rear sight assembly anyway to get all of the springs and screws. At that point, I might as well just buy that and see how I like it. Then, if later I decide on fiber optic sights, I can spend the $60 on these.
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The stock rear sight is available from Ruger, from Midway USA or Brownells for about $16.

I had to order one for my Hunter at one time and got it from Midway.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/421...-bisley-models

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Just FYI, you have a choice:

The current rear sight is now all steel (it has the Ruger blackhawk stamped on the sight tang).

Earlier version rear sight is alum alloy.
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Bucky,

I'm somewhat lost. You have a Hunter and you don't have a scope. This seems silly. The price for the Hunter is all about that built in mount.

Try a Fast Fire or a long eye relief scope and you will be hitting that 100 yard target all day and grinning.
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they are good. If you want a great one get the bowen rough duty sight.
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Want one of these bad!!


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