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John A. Zoidberg
04-23-2012, 8:45 PM
Went to Chabot this Sunday and shot 300 rounds through my first gun, a brand new 10/22. I had already installed tech-sights TSR-100 and spent some time adjusting and zeroing them at 50 yards with a friend.

I want to be able to install a scope along with the tech sights for longer range precision and want to keep the tech sights on. My plan is to get a rail, use the two front screw holes and drill and tap a third near the front end of the rear sight. The rear sight is about an inch tall and the peep holes are about 0.8 in above the receiver. Being able to use iron sights and scope at the same time is not an absolute must but is a definite plus.

Will probably go with one of these rails and cut it to size and so it doesn't extend past the front of the receiver
http://www.amazon.com/BARSKA-10-22-Ruger-Base-Mount/dp/B001M5TSHI/
http://www.amazon.com/Weaver-Multi-Slot-Base-System-Ruger/dp/B00162KS0S
I like this mount
http://www.amazon.com/AR15-Flat-Piece-Mount-Picatinny/dp/B002BLLFQE
but may have to go with something like this to be able to use iron sights
http://www.amazon.com/AccuShot-Premium-1-Inch-See-Thru-High-Pro/dp/B001WJ6908

1. Can anybody confirm that the receiver holes are tapped for 6x48
2. Anybody have any experience with this and can recommend a mounting system that will work


Here is a picture with sights on in case with rice desiccant. The second pic is the10/22 next to an airsoft G36K. I think I may have to get another 10/22 with a promag kit and get one of the better replica carry handles with scopes and hopefully red dot.

G-forceJunkie
04-23-2012, 10:23 PM
Swapping sites back and forth is just not a practical solution and fixed irons and a scope a the same time is a compromise that just never works well. Seriously, just buy another 10/22 if you want one with iron sites and one scoped. If you do put a rail on a 10/22, DO get one where the rail hangs forward past the end of the reciever. Most of the time on a 10/22, the scope needs to be that far forward for proper eye relief.

sholling
04-23-2012, 10:29 PM
I wouldn't be swapping back and forth. Keep the Tech-Sights on the 10/22 and buy a second rifle to scope later.

JohnFLand
04-24-2012, 6:45 PM
If a red dot will suffice, you could go with this set up:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47661119/Ruger%2010-22%20SS%20DSC_5250.jpg

Rail is from here, http://www.nodakspud.com/NDS-22.htm, model NDS-26; RDS is Bushnell TRS25. They DO co-witness quite nicely. The TRS25 comes off easily if you want pure aperture sights.

Oh, you WILL need to change out the front sight to something taller; Nodak NDS-40 works for me.

raddogz
05-04-2012, 1:43 PM
Are you using the NDS-37 rear site?

JohnFLand
05-05-2012, 12:42 AM
model NDS-26 -- combo rail and peep shaped specifically for the 10/22

BLR81
05-26-2012, 12:19 AM
First time poster here, so excuse me if I'm out of line, but isn't having iron sights and red dot scope a duplication? Both are 1x unless you have a doubler for the red dot.

I like the tight sights but I'd rather have a 3-9x scope with quick detach rings to go with it instead of the red dot. I was looking on Brownells website at the Nodak rear sight with rail as a better option over the tight sights TSR 200's.

My only concern is that the iron sights might be too high to clear the rear of the scope with standard height rings. I contacted Nodak and they responded "The top of the rear sight is about 3/4 above the rail.
The rings would have to be tall enough to allow the eyepiece to clear the iron sight."

I know with medium size rings, there is only about 5/8" clearance between the top of the rifle and the bottom of the scope on by Browning BLR. So, I've come to think that a red dot and a 3-9x scope with quick disconnect rings is the best if not only option for me.

pMcW
05-27-2012, 9:40 AM
Swapping sites back and forth is just not a practical solution and fixed irons and a scope a the same time is a compromise that just never works well. Seriously, just buy another 10/22 if you want one with iron sites and one scoped.

I wouldn't be swapping back and forth. Keep the Tech-Sights on the 10/22 and buy a second rifle to scope later.

I agree with these folks. I have tried repeatedly, on a 10/22, and on several other rifles, to be able to switch easily between irons and scopes. It has never worked well. It seems like the kind of thing that might be workable with folding sights on an AR. With 10/22s I am convinced that the two-rifle approach is the only way to go.

land locked
05-28-2012, 8:59 AM
I ended up buying another 10/22. Now I have one with model 100 tech sights and one with The Busnell TRS25 like JohnFland above has. More practical to have two set up and done for what the 10/22 is.

51colt
05-30-2012, 5:28 PM
I have three rifles that i shoot with irons as well as scopes it has worked out well for me. On one of my 10-22s i have Tech Sights and i quad rail that i cut i have a EER scope on the rail it comes on and off the rail without change of zero. On my other 10-22 i have Weaver see-threw scope mounts and Hi-Viz irons. My Mini 14 weaver see-threw rings with a M1 Carbine rear sight.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg95/51colt/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_7998.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg95/51colt/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_8489.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg95/51colt/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_5527.jpg

ojisan
05-30-2012, 5:35 PM
Correct, the threads are 6 x 48.
Brownell's has them in longer lengths than the originals if you need them.

pdude
05-30-2012, 6:17 PM
That's a wicked!