View Full Version : Best Optic or Sights for Appleseed?

04-14-2012, 2:31 PM
Planning on doing the Appleseed program with my 13 year old son this year. He will shoot my Ruger 10/22, stock w iron sights. I have a Windham Weaponry SRC with the Nikon .223 2x8x32 scope but I also have an Aimpoint Pro on my AR pistol that I could put on my Windham.

Any recommendations on an optic that will be best for Appleseed? I am not sure of the distances and drills I will be doing, all I know is it is a lot of prone shooting? I would just use iron sights on the Windham but my eyes are not what they used to be and I really need some sort of magnification to have any chance of being accurate.

What did you use to go through Appleseed?

04-14-2012, 3:38 PM
they like to recommend the tech sights for the 10/22 and I put a set on one rifle.. I found the adjustments were not exactly as advertised with the set I got.. the scope with a .25 MOA adjustment would be great and you will shoot better if trying to be a rifleman.. The main thing is go not matter how your rifle is set as and have a good time..

04-14-2012, 5:02 PM
I have been wanting to do Appleseed for a year, just hard to find a totally unbooked weekend.

I am debating on shooting my AR versus just buying another 10/22 for myself. It would cost almost the same to buy the 10/22 as it would 500-700 rounds of 5.56. Any input on shooting a 10/22 versus my AR for me?

04-14-2012, 5:07 PM
Just got back from sighting in three 10/22's with Tech Sights. Took my bro who has a trophy from the Army for shootin'. With the target at 50 feet (max), one of his groups was the size of a dime. Good enough. :)

04-14-2012, 5:14 PM
If you don't mind spending the money on shells go for it.. i know all my ar's are more accurate than my 10/22's even just shooting cheao ammo..

04-14-2012, 6:38 PM
Would my 2x8 scope have too much magnification for the distances I would shooting at Appleseed?

04-14-2012, 6:43 PM
not at all, no moving targets and just punching paper.. good to go