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Old 07-15-2019, 7:27 AM
Kristic Kristic is offline
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Default Railed BRN-22 Iron Sight Options

Hey all,

I purchased a stripped Brownell's BRN-22 with intentions of building up a rifle for Appleseed.
The plan was to put on iron sights that could be easily removed if I felt like putting on some kind of optics. I would use the railed Tech Sights for the rear and a NDS bull barrel sight at the front, that way I can just loosen the set screws and remove the front sight rather than deal with the adhesive required to hold on the Tech Sight bull barrel adapter.
So I figured the receiver with the integrated rail option would be best.
It turns out I was wrong.

The integrated rail is a pretty standard picatinny rail, and as such the Tech Sights I purchased will not fit, as they are made for a 3/8" dovetail.

After doing some searching for rear sights, I seem to only find rear sights that are far too high for my purposes, mainly made for the AR platform. All the other sights that are low seem to be for a 3/8" dovetail.

Are there any recommended low profile aperture sights similar to Tech Sights that fit to a standard picatinny rail?

Thanks for reading,
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Old 07-16-2019, 7:16 PM
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You might be able to get the low mount CZ scorpion rear sight to work, but even that is probably will probably require an extra dovetail riser for the tech-sight front to mount correctly.
Also, not a good option because you can't buy the rear sight by itself.

at this point, I'd recommend just putting on a reasonable red-dot (Burris TRS-25, Holosun 403, sig romeo 4, etc) and going to the class.

All of the most important shooting skills that Appleseed teaches are identical between 1x red dot and iron sights: the NPOA, body position, sling use, etc. The only thing you're sacrificing is the sight picture learning which can be picked up later (or on a borrowed rifle) if you want.

I shot rifleman with a 10/22 and tech sights, and would not hesitate to do another class with the red-dot or a 1-4x scope (set to 1-2x max)
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Old 08-21-2019, 4:26 PM
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This looks like the answer...maybe combined with their matching front sight.
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Old 08-21-2019, 6:26 PM
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Dedicate it as a scoped rifle, get another receiver for a separate iron sight build. You'll end up with multiples anyway.
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Old 08-21-2019, 6:45 PM
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How about a rear peep sight for a Kel Tec?
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Old 08-21-2019, 9:14 PM
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This may work for the rear
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