I grew up with that BB gun, was great, and give it credit for helping to refine judgement in sightless/point shooting with gun and bows. I wish I still had the box and disk, but still have the BB gun!I learned in some Army training that sights are definitely not necessary for short range shooting. The training was designed to dramatically show that and it did for me.
We were given BB guns without any sights at all and of course, goggles. Another person threw aluminum discs, about 2" in diameter, as high as they could throw them into the air. I was shocked at how successful everyone was, myself included, at hitting the discs.
My opinion, after that, is for all firearms, rifles, pistols, and shotguns, need sights for distance, but close in, not so much. I would not worry about a missing bead if your shotgun shooting is for fun.
There are is least one guy that wrote a book who advocate removing the front bead, so you can't look at it, as you should be focusing on the target.Just wondering how people feel about shotgun beads. I have shotguns with and without mid beads. One shotgun lost it's mid bead and I don't feel like it mattered.
I was focused on the target, still missed. Lead was off.You might have the lead wrong too. But if you are not focused on the moving bird, and instead you are aiming with the bead, you will miss the bird. That’s why they say you don’t aim a shotgun you point it.