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You only get what you pay for!
on July 21, 2010
I searched high and low for customer reviews on this sight before I decided to buy it. There were none! I very well may be the first. I took a chance on this item because it had the Browning name on it. A halo sight for around 60.00 - worth a try. Well, you only get what you pay for! The only saving grace in this deal is Amazon's return policy.
I installed this on my Browning Buckmark Contour. I noticed that as I looked at the sight from behind my shooting grip, the frame surrounding the view glass appeared to be canting to the right. I checked the mounting job (cant really mess that up easily)and found it to be correct. The sight glass and surrounding frame was glued, welded, or otherwise affixed to the base of the sight crooked. This was confirmed when I saw that the crosshair reticle was also canting on a southern angle. That's not all....
Next, when I viewed the "dot" reticle, it looked more like two eggs sunnyside up. There were clearly two dots, albeit close together. Kind of reminded me of the Val Kilmner/Doc Holiday line from Tomestone when he says "I have two guns - one for each of you". Only in this instance I hadn't been drinking. I spent two hours at the range trying to zero this sight in even after boresighting it. The "double dot reticle" and the "canting cross hair reticle" were just too disconcerting for me to put any decent groups together with this sight. I finally gave up.
Since it looks just like some of the chinese made sights cheaply mass produced for big companies to slap their names on - I have concluded that that is probably what it is. I called Browning before I purchased the sight to ask who made it for them but they would not divuldge that information. I bought it anyway. My bad!
This sight may be OK for a paint ball gun but on a high quality pistol like the Buckmark? You gotta be kidding. Browning should be ashamed to put their name on a product like this.