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coopertrooper 12-07-2013 02:49 AM

New sights!!??
Got a 10/22 and I need to beef it up just a little for the rifle team at the high school, I'm looking at some replacement sights, are these any good? If not any suggestions?!

SSGN_Doc 12-07-2013 03:13 AM

For dedicated target shooting I would look for a bolt action rifle and a good aperture rear sight and a way to get the longest sight radius possible. If you have to use the 10/22 I'd look at these instead of the fire sight. You really need something that has fine, and repeatable adjustments.

These would be what I consider real target sights:

These would be another option somewhere in between:

hiwall 12-07-2013 03:15 AM

+1 on the peep sight- you will shoot better!

Mercator 12-07-2013 02:27 PM

Consider also the Williams fiber optic sights.

SSGN_Doc 12-07-2013 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by Mercator (Post 1451669)
Consider also the Williams fiber optic sights.

I think that was what his first link led to. Very visible, but not the most precise for target shooting.

jimmyp7162 12-08-2013 07:12 PM

I have a bad feeling about fiber optics for a sight; don't trust their durability. Peep sights are the way to go if your going no scope. I'm getting a set of tech sights for my 10/22, all steel, totally adjustable and rugged sight. Skinner makes a nice looking peep, but its a guessing game as to what height front sight you need. Tech sights come with front and rear, no gunsmith needed. Let us know what you choose!

hiwall 12-08-2013 11:46 PM

jimmyp7162 is correct about those fiber optic front sights being rather fragile but in your case where it is for target shooting that should not be a problem.

coopertrooper 12-09-2013 01:14 AM

Well.... I checked back with the rules and turns peep sights are illegal and you can only use open sight........ Back to the drawing board

Mercator 12-09-2013 02:01 AM

Plastic fiber optics are for targets, not for combat drills. They are inexpensive are easy to replace. Fiber optic or not, your iron sights should provide a narrow focus for precision shooting. If you are serious about competing and not wasting money, go sight shopping in person, not online.

John_Deer 12-09-2013 03:18 PM

The fiber optic sights are highly visible. Like everything in life there is a trade off for this high visibility. The fiber optic front sight covers up small targets, forcing the shooter to guess where he/she is aiming. A target sight is made of steel, so it can be small. The small sight allows the shooter to aim more precisely.

You need to get a tool to install the front sight or take it to a gunsmith. It is bad mojo to beat in a sight with a dovetail with a drift punch and a hammer.

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