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Front Sight with Level

The Distant Thunder front sight is fully CNC machined from steel bar stock, bead blaster, and rust blued which results in a durable matte black finish to reduce glare. The level is mounted inside the globe where it is protected and this also reduces glare on the level in bright conditions. With the level and the inserts on the same focal plane sighting is much easier.

A unique feature of the Distant Thunder front sight is that the globe is angled slightly to allow the shooter to look straighter through the globe at longer ranges. With other front sights the globe sits parallel to the bore and as the rear sight is raised for long range shooting the front sight becomes elliptical. This reduces the field of view and the amount of light passing through to your eye. You also see the top of the globe on other sights, which can cause problems with glare in bright conditions. The Distant Thunder sight reduces these problems and optimizes the sight picture at longer ranges.

Two models are available: the mid-range (200-800 yards) and the long-range (800-1200 yards). Both can be ordered with either a 3/8”, 7/16” or .450” dovetail. Custom dovetail sizes can also be ordered as well as custom angles. A model with no angle is also available for those applications where that is best, as it is with a .22 or anytime shooting will be 300 yards or less. An octagon globe is also available for the same base price.

Each Distant Thunder front sight comes with a set of 4 CUSTOM inserts of any size or style for the base price and you can add any number of custom inserts at additional cost. Many shooters have found that by using custom inserts they have improved their match scores and are shooting at a higher level than before. Many older shooters, me included, have found that by fine tuning the thickness of the aperture ring, what I call the annulus, it allows for better target definition and does not tend to blur out like thin wire inserts can. The resulting improved sight picture equals higher scores.

The Distant Thunder front sight is designed to give you a better sight picture by combining several unique features: Front Sight with Level and four inserts
  1. An internally mounted level that reduces glare and puts the level and insert on the same focal plane.
  2. An angled globe to allow you to sight through the globe and not be looking down at the top of the globe.
  3. Custom inserts to match YOUR eyes and the targets you shoot.
  4. A durable rust blued matte finish to reduce glare.
  5. A set screw to help lock the sight in the dovetail.
  6. Custom alterations in dovetail size and globe height along with other options not offered elsewhere. The standard height is 17/32” (.531”) measured from the bottom of the dovetail to the centerline of the globe.

Front Sight with Level and 4 custom inserts……$163 plus shipping (see chart)

Please specify mid-range (200-800 yards) or long-range (800-1200 yards).

Custom front sights, special dovetail sizes or heights, or other alterations… $30.00 add'l

Please look over my custom insert samples and prices. Please call if you have any questions about inserts or custom sight options.

Custom (tall) mid-range sight for a muzzle loading rifle
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Custom Sights and Inserts

Custom sights are available, such as the one to the left. Height can be whatever is required, up to 1.250" from the bottom of the dovetail to the center line of the globe, and the cost is $175 plus shipping (see chart and allow two weeks as these are custom-made). This is just one example; tell me your needs.

I am also making custom inserts for other types of front sights including Distant Thunder, Baldwin, Pedersoli, MVA, Parts Unknown, Lyman 17A, Lee Shaver, Redfield and Tompkins.

I can make just about any size, shape or configuration of insert to meet your needs on a custom basis. Contact me for a quote.

The Distant Thunder DUAL-PURPOSE Decapper

Now the Distant Thunder Decapper has a bottle opener cut into the backside. At the end of the day, when the shooting is done and the smoke has cleared, you can sit back, decap your brass, and enjoy the beverage of your choice with the handiest little decapper ever devised!

Always drink responsibly!

The Distant Thunder Decapper uses interchangeable rods in .38, .40, .45, and .50 calibers.

Decapper………………$50 plus shipping (see chart)
Extra Calibers………………...$17/each plus shipping
Alterations for special calibers………...$15 additional

Back For a Limited Time:  Long-Range Tang Sight
Distant Thunder Long-range Tang Sight
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Standard mount
The Distant Thunder long-range tang sight has plenty of elevation for creedmoor matches and 35 minutes of windage on each side of zero. It is very sturdy with no play in the windage slide. It has a 1 minute vernier for both elevation and windage, and also has 1/2 minute index marks on the elevation and windage knobs. This sight is fully machined bar stock, with the major components made of 4140 steel, heat-treated for durability and wear.
Long-range Tang Sight: Knob Side[knob view]
Long-range Tang Sight: Knob Side[scale view]
Please note that supply is limited. Shipping is insured via USPS Priority Mail.
Long-range tang sight only ………… $425 + $15 shipping
Sight Set ……………………………… $560 + $18 shipping
(long-range tang, long- or mid-range front sight, 4 custom inserts — see left panel)

Front Sight with Octagon Globe

This new version of the Distant Thunder Front Sight at left is designed to compliment the octagon barrel found on most BPC rifles. This new sight will be offered in both the mid-range and long-range configurations to cover shooting from 200 to 1200 yards. It is currently available in 3/8" dovetail and will be offered in .450" (Shiloh) and 7/16" (C. Sharps) dovetails as well. As with our round globe sight you can order with a standard insert set and/or any number and style of custom inserts*. You can taylor the custom inserts to your shooting distances, the type of targets and most importantly your eyes. These new sights are CNC machined from solid bar stock just like our round front sight and our tang sight. They have the same internal level which is shaded inside the globe so it is protected and in the same focal plane as the front aperture making a proper sight picture much easier.

New octagon front sight with level and standard inserts…$163 plus shipping (see chart)

*The price may need to be adjusted for additional or custom inserts. Call or email for pricing.

Please make checks payable to O'Hare Tool, Inc.; any other payee will delay shipping. Thank you!

Jim Kluskens, O'Hare Tool, Inc., W8515 County Road N, PO Box 138, Niagara, WI 54151, 715-251-3839, Fax 715-251-3834