Here’s what goes into the finest sight available for military surplus rifles
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 way.
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 accommodate 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 work.
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 accommodation 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.
Q. How hard is it to install the SnapSights set?
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 file work 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 accommodate 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. 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 eye?
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.
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, comes 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 possibilities.
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, counter clockwise to move it right.
Q. Will I have to modify or replace my stock military front sight?
A. Not 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 then 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 gunsmith is required. Complete instructions are included with each sight.
Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns still unresolved.