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Old 07-13-2019, 02:31 AM
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Thanks so much everyone for the words of encouragement and your kind compliments.

Obviously from an accuracy standpoint the scope with be a drastic improvement but for now I'm excited to shoot this as it is with full understanding that I'll be giving up some accuracy but I can make that up with another rifle.

As a thought I'm considering setting up some clay pigeons around the woods to shoot from various distances, terrain, stances, etc. I'm thinking their bright color will add some contrast to the sight picture.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:39 AM
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Go with the Skinners, or Williams receiver sights.

Way better for old eyes, or young ones for plinking.
Totally! I'm 53 and need reading glasses. I love open sights for plinking but was upset when I couldn't use Buckhorns anymore. I researched what other people my age did and found out that peep sights somehow still work with older eyes. I was skeptical about their actual effectiveness so I was reluctant to lay out the cash. Let me tell you that they worked like magic for me. Not only could I line up the sights but I was more accurate with them then I was before. Definitely worth it
Ps I used Williams mounted on the receiver dovetail

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Old 07-13-2019, 09:18 AM
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I just purchased this Sporter Carbine with every intention of scoping it as I'm at an age that I don't see open sights as well as in my youth.

In fact I already have the scope and rings so installation is just a simple procedure.

BUT....I am so smitten with the looks, feel, and handling of this rifle as it is my initial intentions are to keep it stock and just shoot it for fun.

So "Minute Of Tin Can Accuracy" may be my expectations at least for now.

Yes, minute of tin can is perfectly acceptable if that's what you want. My tin can gun is a Henry Frontier. It's also fun to throw a few clay birds on the berm and bust them up and them bust the chips. My Deluxe 10/22 has a 2-7 VX1 on it, multi-purpose..
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:58 PM
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I too own a minute of Pepsi Can sporter. It's my windy day, just blowing off steam, introducing a newbie open sights rifle. I believe that everyone needs a fun gun.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:24 AM
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Big Pete and The Burg, I agree with you both and am excited to have a fun gun that I can shoot without concern in pin point accuracy.

In my younger years I shot a lot for fun and the only time extreme accuracy was a concern was a head shot on a squirrel high in a tree hidden behind limbs and leaves or when we were competing as to who could hit the most walnuts from the farthest away.

In many ways that was more fun than the seriousness of accuracy with which we're concerned with today.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:08 AM
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I shoot my Henry with iron sights at 35 yards at a swinging metal Target hit it 6 7 times out of 10 some of the best fun I've ever had

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Old 07-16-2019, 01:41 PM
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I just bought a 10/22 SS Sporter and I'm in the same boat as you concerning using iron sights. I wear bifocals and they don't line up for iron sight use so I mounted a Weaver V-10 2-10x38 scope on it, just because I love that scope, and so far it is a tack driver with the Aguila copper-plated 40 gr. ammo I'm currently using.
I like the way it looks with the scope on it but I understand how you feel about keeping it stock. To each his own.
If that's the way you want to use it and "minute of tin can" is good for you then by all means go for it. You'll enjoy the rifle no matter what.
Happy shooting!
By the way, I intend to use mine for small game hunting as well as at the range/plinking, so the best accuracy I can get is important to me.

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Old 07-16-2019, 02:23 PM
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I just purchased this Sporter Carbine ... smitten with the looks, feel, and handling of this rifle as it is my initial intentions are to keep it stock and just shoot it for fun.
Like many, um ... mature shooters, I also appreciate a 'scope (being almost 68-11/12 years young)

However, I personally attest that either model (TSR-100 or TSR-200) for the Ruger 10/22 will increase the FUN Factor of shooting the rifle and, at the same time, will add to the rifle's good looks (IMHO).

And FYI, the front sight, while taller than the factory original, does not interfere with a 'scope (at least not on my 10/22). Meaning, you could 'scope or red dot the rifle and keep/carry the rear Tech-Sight as a backup.

Check TECH-SIGHTS - link https://www.tech-sights.com/ruger-products/
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:41 PM
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I set mine up as a wannabe M-1 Carbine 'Liberty Training Rifle' type and it is my fun-gun. Ive plenty of 'target rifles' so it doesnt need to pretend to be one.
Kinda like bein' a kid again.....
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:21 PM
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Big Pete and The Burg, I agree with you both and am excited to have a fun gun that I can shoot without concern in pin point accuracy.

In my younger years I shot a lot for fun and the only time extreme accuracy was a concern was a head shot on a squirrel high in a tree hidden behind limbs and leaves or when we were competing as to who could hit the most walnuts from the farthest away.

In many ways that was more fun than the seriousness of accuracy with which we're concerned with today.
And after all it's about having fun isn't it? Watching a tin can hop along in front of you is lots of fun. I do the same thing with whatever floats down the creek near my niece's house. I sit on the bridge and plink whatever floats by. A scope is too much trouble for that kind of shooting and you can get surprisingly good if you practice. I used to use a Remington pump .22, but am shopping for a 10/22. Yours is a perfect example of what I'm looking for. Thanks for posting. And by the way, I'll be 73 next month and need glasses to read, but can still hit floating leaves, twigs, and the occasional water snake. Your body does not forget the feel of a well balanced rifle. And carrying one you love is half the fun.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:52 PM
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I just purchased this Sporter Carbine with every intention of scoping it as I'm at an age that I don't see open sights as well as in my youth.

In fact I already have the scope and rings so installation is just a simple procedure.

BUT....I am so smitten with the looks, feel, and handling of this rifle as it is my initial intentions are to keep it stock and just shoot it for fun.

So "Minute Of Tin Can Accuracy" may be my expectations at least for now.



I've got one of those. I had to add a scope, though, and when I put the scope on it, I decided it wasn't shooting as well as I'd hoped, so I put a GM fluted sporter barrel on it.
You have to watch out for that, it's a disease, like CZ-itis, which you already have experienced. (the GM barrel cut group sizes in half, though). Just be careful, 10/22s can be as bad as CZs.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:05 PM
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red dot

Like you I'm having old eye issues and after putting a scope on I don't like the mass it adds to the package. I'm considering a vortex venom as it mount low on the receiver.
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Nice looking rifle.

I think it would still look good with a small, quality scope.
Besides, it would be nice to see what it can do.

It is hard to check the true capability without a scope.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:44 PM
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Just be careful, 10/22s can be as bad as CZs.
You are 100% correct Glen and I have the itch for both.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:16 AM
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Yepper, uh huh...money eating hole.....
Got my 1st about a year ago, already got 3 iterations I can quickly morph it into.
And Im looking for another, or at least an action......
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