I had to deliver a Badger to the taxidermist today so while I was there I thought, what the heck, might as well take on the Ground Squirrels again. As soon as I turned up the private road they started running everywhere. I think if I would have had a couple of guys with 10/22 Rugers & plenty of mags they could have used up a brick of 22 ammo going up & back on this road. They were everywhere I looked, my head was on a swivel. Again it was like 2 days ago for me, although I didn't drive in the pasture, they would cross the road & disappear in the heavy brush & grass although I did get one to stop in the road & I whacked him. One of my longer shots of the day. I always wear an elbow pad on my right elbow, keeps it from getting sore from some of the bigger recoiling guns & also from heat off of the hood of the Jeep. You can see in the one photo how well Fermin's (2Dogs) front sight shows up, even for old eyes like mine. I wasn't there very long but got at least 10, probably more, but I didn't want to crawl through the barb wire fence too many times to look for them, it just takes too long. The foxes & coyotes will eat well again tonight! And I do love the little 16-4 32 magnum!!!
I always said off season practice on vermin was one of the best ways to stay in shape for hunting. We used to go walking the creek & river banks looking for snakes. Then with our .22's shoot for their heads. When squirrel season rolled around,, we were "tuned" for them. Then, deer season, made it even better!
Rey, I always have my front sights milled or built to 1/10", makes them so much easier to see clearly. Then I take the marking pens you buy at hobby shops & paint about 1/3 of the sight white & let it dry. Then I take (usually) fluorescent orange, or green & paint over the white. This really makes it stand out. You have to put the white on first or it will come out dark in the shadows. I have never liked gold beads for hunting, some people love them, I'm not a fan because they fade into so many other colors when hunting. If an animal is right out in the open a gold bead works fine but in my world that doesn't happen very often. In the photo the sight looks round but it's actually a post style front, nice & sharp. The reason I only paint 1/3 of the sight is now you can use the bottom of the paint as a second sight for long range. You might have to adjust it, I just shoot trial & error to see where that bottom of the sight zero's at. Makes for a great reference. It will almost always be over 100 yds unless you shorten the amount of paint you use.