New sights!!??

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by coopertrooper, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. coopertrooper

    coopertrooper New Member

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  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    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.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/527477/williams-wgrs-ru22-guide-receiver-peep-sight-set-ruger-10-22-with-front-sight-570m-1-16-gold-bead-aluminum-black?cm_vc=subv1715234

    These would be what I consider real target sights:

    http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/sights/rear-sights/foolproof-tk-receiver-sights-fp-ru-tk-receiver-sight-w-target-knob-fits-ruger-10-22-44mag-sku962-000-050-27350-45914.aspx

    These would be another option somewhere in between:

    http://www.tech-sights.com/ruger3.htm
     

  3. hiwall

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

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    Consider also the Williams fiber optic sights.
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I think that was what his first link led to. Very visible, but not the most precise for target shooting.
     
  6. jimmyp7162

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    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!
     
  7. hiwall

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    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.
     
  8. coopertrooper

    coopertrooper New Member

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    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
     
  9. Mercator

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    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.
     
  10. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2013
  11. hiwall

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    How do you think a gunsmith does it? If it is dovetailed into the barrel the gunsmith gets out his hammer same as been done for a couple centuries.