Is it foolish to run a 10/22 with Tech Sights for a match?
My boy will be using his RAR with a Leupold Mk4 PR 3-9.
I could maybe swap around bits on my 10/22s and scope it with a Strike Eagle 1-6, but the irons are on it, has a Timney trigger and Boyds Tacticool stock.
Shot a couple Appleseeds with it, missed rifleman by 3 points.
The other 10/22 just has a Nikon 2-7 duplex reticle on it now, stock trigger.
Still debating on what bolt gun to get myself, thought I'd see what the other shooters run first. Toss up between a 457 pro varmint, BMR or B-14R right now.
Some NRL22 stages will specify "no sight (scope) adjustment". Some, not all. So I'm thinking that would apply to iron sights as well. So if you're comfortable with holding off (wind/elevation) with irons on say, a 2" target at 100 yards, you'll be okay.
Well first I'd say e-mail the match director and get their feedback. The last one I attended, a PRS match, had targets out past 200 yards. There were also some moving targets (a lot easier to track with a tree-style scope.)
If you take being competitive with the rest of the field out of the equation and just look at it from the perspective of gaining or honing skills...maybe. I would think the many variables of the CoF (Course of Fires) would be so steep for iron sights that the frustration would outweigh the training value, e.g. expending all prescribed rounds trying to hit the first target that must be hit before moving to the other targets in the CoF.
I provide a loaner Tikka with a Vortex diamondback 6-24 and bipod with ammo and drop chart, at our matches. Many have used it and got lots of hits, several have purchased their own rigs. I would be suprised if the Tech sights gave you a handful of hits, the strike eagle will at least make it easier to judge holdover, based on the size of the target. If your drop chart shows you have, for example, 3" drop and you are engaging a 3" target, you could hold 1/2 target high. Sight in for 50 yds. and there are charts online, that will give you drop for every 5 yards, for various match ammo. Or- borrow a suitable rifle. Good luck
Not knowing anything about nrl22 I went to my first match with a 15/22 mounting a red dot. it was laughable. The size and distance to target makes use of metallic sights hopeless ( I imagine some youngster with 20/10 vision might be able to get by) unlike most paper type matches where you have some reference points, target frames etc to work off if you can not ( like me ) actually physically see the target you can’t get hits except by luck. I run a 6-25 and generally run in the16-20 power range for most stages.
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