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Old 06-02-2020, 10:39 AM
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Let me start by saying I'm kind of new to all of this and read what I can.

I got my first 1022 about 3 weeks ago.
It's a takedown.

I'm 64 years old, so when I got my first handgun last year I was told that I must see the front sight on the handgun clearly and I found that to be true. Even when the front sight is clear, I can still see the rear sight on the handgun, and the target well enough to hit it once in awhile.
I'll ad that I used a pair of these to accomplish all of the above because of old age and astigmatism.
---> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So now I have about 250 rounds through my 1022 and I'm having some trouble seeing and using the factory iron sights.

I turned the rear sight around so it's all black now, and put a white dot on the front brass colored sight and those two things seemed to help a little.
The solid black gives me something to focus on with the white front sight.

The rear sight is where I'm having trouble.
It's blurry to the point that I cannot for the life of me get a sense of where I am left or right now.

So my pressing questions are,

Where are you guys looking, and what's clear and what's not clear?

Is it just me, or is there a better sight system for the 1022?
I know nothing about scopes and was hoping not to go there, but I understand it's
an option.

Lastly, since in my mind in a tactical situation in my home I would be using two eyes, that's how I try to shoot everything.
Is that wrong while at the range with a rifle just plinking at some random targets?

Thanks for any ideas
Bob
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:04 AM
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Consider a red dot if you are not doing precision target shooting..

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Old 06-02-2020, 11:17 AM
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Arrow Great Idea

Like I said, I'm new to this.
Reading about red dots now.

I'll look around, but is there a tutorial or something on this site or anywhere?

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Old 06-02-2020, 11:33 AM
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if you can't find what you're looking for in this thread, there is a sight forum located here
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...splay.php?f=32

..that's the place to ask sight related questions whether it's about irons, rds, or scopes

...I'd say forget the irons, and go RDS or a low power scope on a takedown
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:37 AM
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That sounds like a great idea about the forum, and the red dot.

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Old 06-02-2020, 01:25 PM
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That sounds like a great idea about the forum, and the red dot.

Thanks
I have an Aimpoint Micro H1 on one of my AR carbines, which is a great RDS, so while I do have access to a RDS, personally I'm going to run a 3x-9x BugBuster scope on my TD

..have you tried anything with the fiber optic sights yet...you may be able to see them a bit better, if you're wanting to stick with irons
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:43 PM
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If you insist on going the two-eye open route with open sights on a rifle, I would experiment using the current insert in the rear sight as a pattern and cut/file/shape new inserts made out of black plastic from a cheap 3-ring binder. I would make things like ghost rings and express sights (the OG red dot). Look at google images for ideas like below. I would also consider a fiber optic front sight if there one is not already there. Color preference is up to the user.

Otherwise, for the most part, scope are king for precision shooting and red dots are the ticket for speed/tactical use.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:49 PM
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I love red dot sights and they work very well with the caution that people with astigmatism do have problems with the dot. However, I do have military rifles and pistols with tangent sights that I like to shoot as is. For these I found a simple solution that works really well:

https://www.ebay.com/c/715232000

These little attachments make it possible to see both the rear and front sights and the target perfectly clear! I have bought several as every time I let a friend use one they want to keep it. Very simple solution for less than 20 bucks.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:34 AM
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To the OP, I hear you. My eyes are getting old too, and for general shooting/small game hunting a 4x scope from one of the old standbys like Burris, Leupold or Weaver is hard to beat.

My recently acquired Ruger 10/22 takedown is currently wearing an old Bushnell 6x. I'm still trying different kinds of ammo to find out what the gun likes. When I'm through with that I'll put my Burris 4x Mini on there. Good luck and let us know how you make out!
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:24 AM
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Arrow

Thanks a lot for the replies guys.
I'm learning so much and trying to take it all in.

GladesGuy, that little widget looks nice.
Think I'm gonna try one.
I did mount a 5 MOA red dot on my 1022 and like it a lot.
Both eyes open and no more guessing at the front sight or the target.
I was getting really frustrated with the open sights and didn't know what to do.
The red dot is working for me so far.
Now I just have to learn how to keep the gun still

The eBay widget is something I'd like to try on my handgun.
Is that a one eye open, or two eye open thing?

Thanks again, and take care
Bob

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Old 06-10-2020, 09:38 AM
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Arrow Forgot to ask...

Does the eBay widget work with ghost type sights, or is that redundant?

My HiPoint 995ts 9mm carbine has a peep type sight in the rear, and a round ring with a peak/point at the front.

Thanks
Bob
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:52 AM
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I agree that the factory sights are almost useless except in the hands of a young expert, and its frustrating being a new shooter and wondering how everyone shoots these things. Scopes are easy to use and have only one focal point, but they are heavy and destroy the balance sticking way up. Red dots have come a long way, but most have batteries and switches to deal with and are hard to see in some lighting, too bright for others. A reciever peep sight is not the end all fix all, but it is light years ahead of the factory sights, balance is not upset and is in my opinion the best choice for lever actions and carbine style plinking like a stock 10/22.

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