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What manufacturers fiber optic rod inserts are you using? Color?

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Dawson Precision sells them with free shipping, but they only sell red and green. I use red, but ideally you should try multiple colors.

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Red. Ordered the red and green refill pack when I bought the Dawson sight. I think the red is working fine for me. 

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Red works well for me, but now I'm intrigued by that link above and might do some experimentation lol

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On 1/13/2018 at 12:30 PM, synchronicity said:

I got quite a lot of replacement material from Dawson also.  I Greatly prefer the Green.

Red means stop - Green means Go

 

Interesting thought lol. I generally pick red as i also use RMRs with red dots on other weapons (benelli M4, AR15), so a glowing red dot = go for me

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I use dawson Red when I'm outside but green for indoor use. Works well for me 

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On 1/2/2018 at 5:46 PM, CHA-LEE said:

Best place online I have found to buy Fiber optic rod....... Get a sample pack and test out the colors yourself.

 

http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/Archery.htm

This man speaks the truth! That's where I get mine from, cus paying too much for the same thing is dumb.

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Dawson green rod. Was doing red, but the green one was easier to see.


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Dawson as well, just switched from green to red on my handgun and shotgun. After shooting a PCC with a red dot for the last year I find it much easier to pick up the red fiber optic now.

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I use same archery place. Bought 3 ft of it a few years ago. I'll be able to give it to my kids when I die. 

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Dawson red for me as well. A couple of the above responses do have me curious to try some different colors though. I have defaulted to red, as that’s just what I have always used. Maybe it’s time to branch out a bit.

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My first dawson set I used red. Bought another gun, ordered another Dawson sight set, and decided to try the green. Less than a month later my other gun got changed to green. Indoors and outdoors I prefer the green.

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I use Red on all my Dawson’s, tried Green but went back to Red just easier for me.

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On 1/2/2018 at 4:46 PM, CHA-LEE said:

Best place online I have found to buy Fiber optic rod....... Get a sample pack and test out the colors yourself.

 

http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/Archery.htm

I've used them several times. 

Great customer service, and their fiber holds up very well.

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I use green fiber optic, seems to work better for me in varying light conditions.  I use .090 from Brazos Custom Gunworks, exceptional customer service!!

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Yes, fiberopticproducts.com is about $6 a meter and they send by mail so the packing and post does not eat you up.  I have a lifetime supply of green in two diameters for Dawson and Brazos sights. 

Red is OK, but I am replacing it with green as the inserts get dull and dirty.

I had a piece of amber than came with a sight.  I thought it would be kind of a luminous equivalent of a gold bead but it did not show up at all well.

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Green for me too.  I find Dawson's .040" rod too thin for my eyes.  I prefer larger diameter rods.

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Another thumbs up for "fiberopticproducts.com

I've enough in stock to open a shop.

Been giving it away to pistol club mates for years.

I have a good selection of sizes and colors.

Have tested all and stuck with red and orange.

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Green or orange bulk fiber from the site Cha-Lee linked.  I spent the time to cut some of the stock down into perfect sections and melted one end to speed up replacement when they get dull.

I replace them more frequently.

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I use Dawson Precision, it might just be in my head but I think they are brighter than other rods I've used. I used red for my first year or so and one day I decided to give green a shot and I haven't looked back. The green is a lot brighter and really easy to pick up when shooting target focus. 

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