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Bead Sight

The bead sight is a simple round bead set into the top of the barrel near the muzzle of a shotgun. Some shotguns have a second, smaller bead about halfway back on the barrel. The shooter uses the shotgun to “point” at and follow a moving object. The bead is used only for a reference as the shotgun is pointed and moved to follow flying or running targets.

Single-barrel shotgun bead

Standard Bead

Alternative Shotgun Sight

The most common alternative sight for a shotgun is the optical sight made with a fiber-optic tube which glows slightly in natural light aiding the shooter to easily see the sight peripherally while shooting at a target.

Fiber optic shotgun sight

Fiber Optic Sight

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