|***As of November 20, 2004, all Mojo front
and rear sights are threaded to accomodate our replaceable aperture inserts. This feature
allows you to fine-tune your sight picture to your personal taste!
Q. What's new at Mojo?
A. Quite a lot,
Since we began making the original Mojo sights for military
surplus rifles, we kept getting calls for a more easily managed elevation feature. And
with the growing variety of long range rifle matches that included classes for milsurps,
the drumbeat grew louder.
So early this year we began looking at ways to accomodate this
need. It turned into quite the engineering and development effort, much like getting 10
pounds of stuff into a 5 pound bag. But we finally succeeded, and our new MicroClick sights were first offered in July.
These new sights offer precise, repeatable elevation control out to ranges of 600 yards.
And they still install with no modification to your rifle. This way, you can take your
favorite M96 Swede, K31 Swiss, or other fine military surplus rifle to the match and be
competitive with rifles costing 3-4 times as much, while still preserving the collector
value of the rifle.
And when you combine the MicroClick rear sight with our new
threaded front sight, you have the MicroClick
SnapSight set, the world's finest sighting
system available for your military surplus rifle!
Q. What's the deal on these SnapSights, anyway?
A. A big deal, that's what!!!
Mojo SnapSights tandem aperture sight sets take iron sights into the accuracy domain of
telescopic sights at a fraction of the cost.
Taking the proven principle of aperture sights a step further, we've added an aperture
sight to the front of your rifle as well as the rear. The combination is devastatingly
effective, offering an unprecedented sight picture, automatically collimated so all you
need to do is focus on the point you want to hit, without having a front sight post in the
Yes, we know it sounds too good to be true, but it is true.
In fact, our main concern was that people might work too hard at their sighting and get
larger groups rather than smaller ones. However, the large majority of our SnapSights
customers seem to quickly accomodate the new sight picture and report dramatic reductions
in group size. The trick is to just bring the sights up on your target, focus on the place
you want the bullet to strike, and squeeze the trigger. If you spend more than a couple of
seconds before let-off, you're probably trying to fall back on your previous experience
with blade-type sights. Let your eye (an extraordinary light sensor) and the sights do the
In addition to providing a very high quality alternative to telescopic sights, Mojo
SnapSights tandem aperture sight sets are a handsome addition to your classic battle
rifle, preserving the spirit of issue equipment.
Q. What are the advantages of SnapSights
over the Standard, rear only sights?
A. SnapSights are designed for rapid,
intuitive target acquisition in good light conditions--the essence of
"snapshooting," and hence the name. They're also great for shooters who have
lost some of their powers of accomodation due to the natural consequence of being over the
age of 45. While some shooters prefer a post sight for precision target work, there are
others who score higher with the tandem apertures. We don't recommend SnapSights for deep
woods or low light hunting. But they're excellent for open-field hunting, super-fast
plinking and range shooting.
Q. How tough is it to install the SnapSights
A. Not tough at all. We provide complete instructions
with each order, but here's an overview:
The rear sight installs in the same way as our standard sight--it's a direct replacement
for your issue sight.
The front sight also replaces the issue front sight, but may need some very minor filework
to achieve a proper fit in the existing dovetail. This is because we machine the male
dovetail on the sight a few thousandths oversize to accomodate machining tolerances on the
original female dovetail. This work typically takes only a few minutes, a bit of patience
and a safe-sided, fine needle file. We highly recommend Brownells' Sight Base File
(Brownells' stock # 080-648-060) or equivalent (such as those made by Nicholson) for this
work. Many gun hobbyists will already have a suitable file in their tool kit.
Please note that all file work is done on the new front sight, not on your rifle!
Now for the other questions people ask:
(mainly in reference to our standard series, and aperture sights in general)
Q. Why should I get a Mojo sight for my
Military surplus rifle?
A. Because aperture sights are superior to blade
sights, pure and simple.
Q. Why is that?
A. Primarily because a circular aperture automatically
resolves your vision to a certain center.
Q. But won't the aperture be blurry and out of focus?
A. Quite possibly it will, particularly if your eyes
are no better than ours. The beauty of the peep sight is that even if it's out of focus,
it will be so in a consistent fashion. By this we mean that once the sight has been
properly zeroed in to a point of impact, your eye will accommodate itself to the sight
picture in the same way each time.
Q. Why did you make a peep sight that mounts on the
sight base? Most that I've seen mount on the receiver. Wouldn't it be better close to your
A. We hear these questions more often than any other.
First, we're not claiming superior accuracy over a receiver-mount sight. But we believe
there are equalizing factors.
While it may be true that a receiver-mount aperture is easier to see on its own, it has
the disadvantage of requiring holes to be drilled and tapped in order to mount the sight.
This may be fine on a shooter you don't care about preserving, but in addition to the
expense of having it done, it will destroy the collector value of a fine firearm.
It is true, as anyone who has shot a revolver vs. a rifle knows, that a longer sight
radius will generally give you greater potential for accuracy. However, we find that ease
of installation and preserving a collectible rifle easily outweighs this concern. Besides,
the sight radius for a Mojo-equipped rifle remains the same as with the original sight.
In addition, a sight such as we are producing blends in with the military aesthetic, where
a receiver-mounted sight on a milsurp always looks to us, if you'll indulge a personal
preference, like a beard on the Mona Lisa.
Our goal is to offer a reasonably-priced, easily installed, improved alternative that also
protects the value and beauty of your rifle.
Q. What diameter aperture inserts are available?
A. Ideal aperture size depends on several factors, not
the least of which is the purely subjective preference of the individual shooter. Thus, to
keep things manageable, we've settled on three sizes for our sights .150",
.120", and .090". Each Mojo sight, front or rear, is shipped with a .150"
insert. Our Aperture Pack, available separately, contains a .120" and a .090"
insert. In a snapSight set, this selection gives you 12 different sight picture
Q. Do Mojo sights have the same type of elevation
adjustment as the military sight?
A. No. Military sights are adjustable out to combat
ranges of 2000 meters in some cases. Not only is this unrealistic in a typical sporting
situation, it was largely theoretical even when the sights were designed.
The elevation setting of an original Mojo sight is adjustable by means of a simple screw
mounted forward of the aperture block, and gives a vertical range of about 36 inches at
100 yards. The screw is a 1/16" hex drive, and an appropriately sized hex key is
supplied with each sight. We've found that hex-drive screws are far easier to adjust than
the slotted screw found on some other sights. Ask anyone who's ever scarred the bluing on
a favorite gun trying to engage a tiny slot with a tiny screwdriver.
On Mojo MicroClick sights, elevation is adjusted by means of the range control dial, a
click-differentiated wheel that precisely and repeatably moves your POI up or down in
.7-.8 MOA increments (the exact increment will depend on your rifle's sight radius, load
and several other factors).
Q. How do you adjust the sight for windage?
A. Simply turn the screw on the right side of the
sight. This screw is also a hex drive, and uses the same hex key as the elevation
adjustment. Turn it clockwise to move the point of impact to the left, CCW to move it
Q. Will I have to modify or replace my stock military
A. No, if you're installing a standard Mojo sight. Our
standard sights are designed to be compatible with the stock sight on your rifle. If
you're getting a SnapSights sight set, yes, the front sight will be replaced by the new
aperture front sight. Please see remarks on installation above.
Q. How do I install a Mojo on my rifle?
A. Easy as pie, and no gunsmithing is required.
Complete instructions are included with each sight.
Please feel free to email us if you have
questions or concerns still unresolved.