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Old 07-12-2019, 08:17 AM
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Is "Minute Of Tin Can" Accuracy Acceptable?



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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.

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Old 07-12-2019, 08:31 AM
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So "Minute Of Tin Can Accuracy" may be my expectations at least for now.


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Old 07-12-2019, 08:57 AM
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If thats all you want out of it its perfectly fine, also minute of can usually translates to minute of squirrel or rabbit humb:
I believe Skinner makes a peep that mounts into the rear sight dovetail so the looks and handling would stay the same but sight would be ease to see.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:07 AM
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I think mine looks just fine with its Simmons 4X32 scope. Didn't look too bad with a cheapo Tasco 3-7X20 rimfire, which actually shot well in decent light.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:00 AM
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Tin cans come in different sizes, but for a plinker that should get you by. Most shooters here want to make there stock rifles shoot like a bench rest rifle. Can be done but don't expect it to be done on the cheap. Just remember the basic 10-22 is not a target quality rifle with out additional work and expense.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:20 PM
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Peep sights!

Go with the Skinners, or Williams receiver sights.

Way better for old eyes, or young ones for plinking.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:41 PM
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I am very familiar with old eyes. The peep sights do help but you cant hit what you cant see. Smaller targets I need a scope. I have a Leupold VX Freedom 1.5-4x20 in the lowest rings I could find and it works really well. A 2.5X or 4X20 would probably work just as well for a plinker. The back up is a barrel dove tail mounted Skinner peep.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:57 PM
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:06 PM
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It's a beauty! Something about a stock Sporter Carbine ............. makes me smile.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:55 PM
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As mentioned depends on the size of the tin can. Little mushroom or Vienna sausage cans yeah. Big Progresso soup cans no. I think you'll find it will do pretty good if you find some ammo it likes. CCI standard velocity usually shows how well a rifle can do for regular ammo. Nice looking rifle.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:11 PM
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I think the factory front bead is too big, but thats my eye. Its just that a big bead has never resulted in tight groups for me.
And the factory rear just doesnt have the right sight picture for me, the adjustable for elev. plate with its tiny opening doesnt sit right in the wings of the sight leaf and it is hard to pick up. Id prefer more of an old school open rear and blade front for a decent Partridge Sight Picture.
Or the rear peep if your eye can use it; for me its a fuzzy egg-shaped hole unless it is pretty big. But a big hole, or even 'ghost ring', isnt all that bad, I think a lot of folks ere with trying to use too small a hole.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:25 PM
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I had one of those many years ago and foolishly let it go. Open sights are fine if tin cans are all you plan to hunt. I'd at least install a receiver peep if not a scope. Yours is beautiful.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:15 PM
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I started with the iron sights then scope to find what it really could do then now it wears a Williams aperture sight. Minute of aspirin bottle, sometimes MOA (minute of aspirin). Fun times.
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I like a scope. Cause the not only can I see what Iím shooting at I can see it get shot. A rifle with the a scope looks naked to me

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Old 07-12-2019, 07:35 PM
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its what i grew up with - along with minute of rat at the dump , but i think those days are rapidly going away , most ranges require paper targets these days and there are few dumps or sandpits still available , life has changed a lot in the last 50 years , i still think you have a keeper ....
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