A quick word about WHY Aperture sights are superior to other sighting systems.
With an aperture sight the shooter focuses on ONLY the front sight and its alignment on the target. No need to "SEE" the rear sight. The shooters eye will automatically center the front sight in the round hole. ANYTHING that draws attention to the aperture/hole/rear sight will detract from that magical alignment and require more work to achieve a proper sight picture. Fiber Optics, Brass Rings, Crosshairs, etc. all interfere with the human eye's natural ability to instantly center the front sight in the circle.
Apertures also perform a "Sharpening" function for focus and increased depth of field.
This is why they are called the "magic sight for old eyes".
With a smaller aperture, the front sight and target are going to be crisper. With a larger aperture the eye will still automatically center the front but may not be quite as sharp.
No worries, that front sight is still there even if it is slightly fuzzy. Go with it.
Think about it... What do ALL NRA Bullseye, International and Olympic competition shooters use? Precision machined steel apertures with crisp round holes.
Skinner Sights Apertures are precision machined from solid steel barstock.
No plastic, no aluminum, just rugged, precision, crisp steel.
We recommend the .040 (fine) for target shooting in good light and the .125 (large) or .155 (X-Large) for dim light hunting. Remember, you can always remove the aperture completely for a .200" "Ghost Ring" effect. This is useful in very dim light and for up close encounters with dangerous game.
Most Skinner Sights ship with a .096" (Standard) installed.
This is a good all around aperture size for average conditions.
You can also order several different size apertures and use them interchangeably as light conditions require.
$11 Each or order our
Purchase all 5 Aperture sizes for $50
Our apertures are threaded 12-40 and will fit most other manufactures 7/32-40 sight mounts.
DOVETAIL SLOT BLANK
WITH APERTURE STORAGE
Handy for storing an extra aperture or one of a different size.
Also a good safe place to store your aperture while using the SKINNER SIGHT
as a GHOST RING.
The stored aperture will not interfere with the sight picture.
AVAILABLE IN BLUE OR STAINLESS
~ $20 ~
(Out of Stock)
MERIT "IRIS" ADJUSTABLE APERTURE
Ed Grant of MERIT CORPORATION has built
a special model of their famous #4 Hunting
ADJUSTABLE APERTURE to fit our SKINNER SIGHTS.
This aperture adjusts from
.022" ~ .156"
using a simple turn of a knurled ring with click stops to hold under any recoil or field conditions.
All Steel Construction, nicely blued to match our sights and your firearms finish. The MERIT DISC simply replaces your SKINNER APERTURE and is easy to install/remove without tools.
(Out of Stock)
(If you place an order, they will be filled in the order in which they were received)
PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL AND ASK IF WE KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL BE, IF WE HAVE RECEIVED THEM YET, OR WHEN THEY WILL BE SHIPPED...
Merit Corp goes MIA once in a while and we do not receive any communications or updates. Eventually, we have always received our shipment.
Lately its been a matter of weeks or months. Please accept our apologies for this uncertainty but Merit manufacturing is beyond our control.
This is not our preferred way of doing business but there are no other sources of Merit Apertures.
We will always make sure you receive what you ordered however long that may take.
Thank you for your patience.
OUT OF STOCK
If we have you on back order we will keep your order until we receive shipment. At this point in time we do not have a date for when we will see them again. As stated above, please accept our apologies, delivery of Merits is not within our control.