The Distant Thunder sight is made with the level inside the globe to help prevent glare and can be ordered with a set of 4 standard inserts in the most popular sizes (.090, .100, .110 & .120”) or with a set of custom inserts at additional cost. There is a setscrew in the dovetail to lock the sight in place. An octagon globe is also available.
A unique feature of the Distant Thunder sight is that the sight globe is angled to allow the shooter to look straight through the globe at longer ranges. With other sights the globe sits parallel to the barrel 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 under sunny 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 are made for 3/8”, 7/16” and .450” dovetails. I can also make to fit other size dovetails or at custom angles.
Each Distant Thunder sight comes with 4 lollypop inserts in the most popular sizes, .100, .110, .120, and .130” inside diameters with a .060” wide annulus. The heavier annulus allows for better sight definition and does not tend to blur out like thin wire inserts can. Instead of the 4 lollypop inserts, you can to specify any number of custom inserts, for just the difference in price from the lollypops.
Front Sight with Level and 4 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
Insert substitutions are welcome; please look over my custom insert samples and prices.
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.
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.