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Ok, I figured that the best way to help get a good answer to this is to throw out a few situtations that I expect my Ranch Rifle to handle. Some may funny sounding, but its the easiest way to get my point across.

I am coming from a deer stand off a fifty foot square plot with a feeder. Its right at dusk, and I see a silhouette of a decent hog about twenty five yards ahead eating something. Since I didnt see a deer, I want to shoot it to have something in the fridge. You can split this between a spooked hog or an unaware hog. Two for the price of one.

I see that the XS sights are almost two hundred dollars by the time I get them too my door. Since I dont want fifteen pounds of equipment hanging off my gun, and I like the stock that is already on it, I can justify spending the big money on a sight that will make the most of what I want to do. Is this true?

Seven zombies are walking towards my house, they are rather close and I need to eliminate them in a timely fashion.

I like to plink in rapid fashion at targets at short distances. See how fast I can knock them down (bowling pins, cans, ect.)

I have other rifles that can shoot a deer at 100 + yards.

I dont like batteries on a rifle, and I may at some point have the rifle thrown around in the back of a truck out of necessity.

So I hope these statements help answer what I want out of the rifle.

Are the XS tritium sights right for me?
 

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IMO, the XS tritium stripe front sight would be a great addition. However, I think I'd contact them and see what price they'd put on the front sight alone so you could forgo their rear sight altogether and instead opt for the Tech Sight.

The Tech Sight is a sturdier piece, not just a steel ring sticking up waiting to get smacked, plus the aperture on the Tech Sight is closer to a peep sight than a ghost ring, but still allows for quick acquisition. YMMV, but I think that combination would be the ideal iron sight setup for any Mini.
 

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In the classifieds, there was an ad for a tactical sight that was at its core DIYing a dovetail into the front of a pre-580 front sight blade and fitting an M14 front sight.

With that done, you could drop in an XS M14 front sight.

Failing that, you should shop around. Should not cost that much, try Meprolight sights for maybe half the price.

Realize tritiums don't last forever. I've had tritiums on my service SW 5946 since academy and replaced the front sight twice, the rear once in nearly 18 years with thousands of rounds fired.
 

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Please excuse my Mini 14 ignorance. I've owned one off and on for over 25 years but am not familiar with the various changes that have been made over the years.
I find the sights on my latest Mini (582 series) to be quite adequate.

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They are quick to acquire after putting neon orange nail polish on the front blade. I am able to fairly consistently hit a freon can at 100 yards.



which is plenty good enough to hit a pig at 50.

As for the zombie scenario I'ma thinkin spray and pray would be my tactic.
 

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Please excuse my Mini 14 ignorance. I've owned one off and on for over 25 years but am not familiar with the various changes that have been made over the years.
I find the sights on my latest Mini (582 series) to be quite adequate.

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They are quick to acquire after putting neon orange nail polish on the front blade. I am able to fairly consistently hit a freon can at 100 yards.



which is plenty good enough to hit a pig at 50.

As for the zombie scenario I'ma thinkin spray and pray would be my tactic.
Wow.
If all it took to make sights visible under all lighting conditions was orange paint Trijicon, Meprolight and others would be out of business.

Tritium based illuminated sights for pistols have been around 30 years since the 1980s, the seventies if you count the SUIT scope for the L1A1 FAL rifle.

I believe the OP is referring to needing his rifle to make hits against known threats under any conditions including bad lighting. Colored sights still require some ambient light shining upon the paint. Tritiums need none.

Whatever the OP decides, I'd suggest some sort of white light to illuminate an intended target for ID confirmation.
 

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I think the Tritium sights would work well on the first round, then your night vision is going to be after images of the muzzle blast.
But still if ya make the first one count....
 
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