Put my first rounds through my 10/22 today...

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by therhino, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. therhino

    therhino New Member

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    Stopped by my parents' house for a while, and my dad and I put about 100 rounds through my new 10/22. Probably would have fired more, but we were getting a tad frosty with the wind and cold.

    First several loads in the factory magazine were a little stiff to chamber. Have the bolt handle a good shove, and it chambered the firts round of ever mag. After about 30 rounds, the mag was loose enough to chamber the first round every time.

    Not a huge fan of the factory sights. The golden nib on the fore sight is easy to lose sight of in various light conditions. Also thinking of flipping the rear sight aperature over, so it's just the flat-top side. The double indent in the factory setup was a beast to get sighted in properly.

    I was shooting consistently high, so I might have to go one click up, though I'd like to get another 100 rounds through in far tighter groups before I do. We were mostly firing standing, and that's a poor way to get a group.

    Once we got bored shootingpaper, we switched to cans. Federal Copper Hollow Points make empty WD40 cans jump! lol.

    Anyone else have issues with the factory sights on their 10/22? Anyone use the fiber-optic "glow" sights?

    My dad brought out his old Remington Model 33 single-shot, and I think he wants my Ruger. He likes the semi-auto over the old single-shot. ;)
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sounds like a good time. :cool:
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    never been a fan of any of ruger's leaf sights. normally i just mount a scope on 10/22's
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    I don't have much experience with the 10/22's iron sights since I always scope my rifles. Welcome to the world of 10/22s! If you're shooting high,you need to move the rear sight down.
     
  5. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Good write up. Thanks for the post.

    My 10/22 had the scope for the first shot. I have OGE and have to have a scope on all my rifles. That's old guy eyes for you youngsters.:eek:

    Even for close quarter sticks I put a 1x red dot. And as the condition gets worse I may need to find night sights for the pistols.:mad:
     
  6. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    On a side note,

    Bear Is that an Elk in your avatar? If so, when is my shipment of meat going to get here?:p
     
  7. stalkingbear

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    Yeah it's the 5x6 bull I got in October. We just had elk roast for supper last night. Come to the spring Ky meet and you can have all you can eat.
     
  8. JTJ

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  9. rifleman55

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    If you get a Brownells catalog, they have a wide selection of sights to choose from. If you are going to stay with shooting open sights, I'd change them out for something better that you like.

    A scope makes a huge difference in accuracy, if you are going to scope it, the least expensive scope I'd go with would be the Mueller APV. It's a 4 X 14 X 40 AO scope and has very good optics for the price (About$130.00)
    Be sure you get a scope that is an AO scope so that you can adjust the parellex for the distance you are shooting at, it makes a huge difference in your groups. If the scope is not correctly set for parellex, anytime you look at the retical from just a slightly different angle, it will change the point of impact, when the parrelex is adjusted right on, the retical won't move from the target when you look through the scope at a slightly different angle.
    It's really important. A scope with a parrelex fixed at 75 yards, will only be on at 75 yards, it will be off at any other distance.
    The Guys at Rimfirecentral all really like the APV scope. There are better scopes if you want to pay the money, but for the price you will get an AO scope, decent power and good sharpness, right to the edges of the glass and decent light transmission, a lifetime warrenty also.
    I used one for a long time before upgrading to a much more expensive scope.

    Have fun ;), John K
     
  10. rifleman55

    rifleman55 New Member

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    Fantastic Elk, I'd be proud of that one.
    Eating elk meat is the best. I hate it when I run out and have to eat beef. I'd eat nothing but elk for red meat given the choice.

    Enjoy that baby. I'm going to have to defrost some elk meat for dinner tonight, you made me really hungry for some.

    John K
     
  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We are talking about a stock 10/22 not a target rifle. On my carbines I want something for fast aquisition not precision shooting past the capabilities of the rifle. The big variable is going to be a lot heavier too. My bolt 22 is carrying a 3-12x40 AO. A red dot would work fine on the carbine but I dont like being battery dependent. My shots will be mostly off hand and it sounds like the orignal poster will be using that way too.
     
  12. therhino

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    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I'm largely using my Carbine for backyard plinking and target shooting. Cans, paper, and old coffee mugs are my enemy. Maybe a golf ball or charcoal briquettes for a real challenge.

    I was doing some minor reading on scopes today, and will probably stick to the 3-9x40 range. More than that and I feel like I'll be buying something that's beyond my available space capablities. We'll see though. I'll check out the two recommended models and see what I can afford.
     
  13. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Try Necco Wafers. They disintegrate nicely and the ants clean them up. Old outdated aspirin is tougher to hit. I like to use spinner targets at 50 yards. You can download and print a lot of different targets. The small animal targets are fun and good practice.
     
  14. therhino

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    I looked at the spinners at the shop I bought my rifle from. I like the idea of them, sinc eit saves a lot of walking back and forth downrange to reset cans and such.