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Can I raise stock 10/22 sights 1/2 inch?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by teflon97239, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping someone else here has been where I'm trying to go and can tell me how to raise the height of my stock 10/22 iron sights just 1/2", so they are easier to acquire visually through Weaver see-through scope mounts.

    I was careful to buy raised rings that screw right onto the receiver, without that little mini-Weaver rail that comes with the rifle (and blocks the stock sights altogether). But even with the thinnest Weaver mounts made just for this application, only the upper tips of the rear and front sights are visible at the very bottom of the opening (on a bright day, facing east or west, in a good mood, after coffee).

    If I could raise both sights 1/2", then they'd stick up far enough to be plainly visible through the scope mounts - and actually become useful again.

    Tech-Sights and Williams make impressive looking peep sights, but both of their rear sights screw into the receiver - so no more scope.

    Even 1/4" higher would work. Is there some kind of higher sight I'm not finding online? Maybe an adapter I can tap into the existing dovetail slots on the barrel? It's a fun rifle with a scope or iron sights, and I suspect I'll like it even more when I can use both - quickly - without all the eye crossing contortions it takes right now to find the bead.

    Please email teflon97239@yahoo.com with any solutions you might be aware of. Thanks in advance!
  2. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Just take the scope off?
    Use a normal scope mount and rings?
    Having your scope way up in the air not only is hard to get a good cheek weld, but it makes the bullets trajectory have a much smaller point blank range.

    If you are persistant on having the lift kit for your scope, Brownells sells taller sights.
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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  4. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I should've explained that I want my raised scope AND iron sights, or perhaps I did. Tossing the scope or switching to a lower solid scope mount is exactly NOT what this thread is about. I use them both at different distances for different reasons.

    Thanks for the Brownell's tips guys. Love those neon colors and I want them on my new sights, seriously. But as sexy as they are, I have to wonder if they're any taller than the stock sights that just don't stick up high enough.

    Has anyone out there made the swap and found replacement iron sights for the 10/22 that are at least 1/4" higher than stock?

    Maybe there's some adapter I can fit to raise them a bit? Thanks for ideas.
  5. Rascals

    Rascals Portland Or Active Member

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  6. cetme

    cetme oregon city Member

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    http://www.tech-sights.comever heard of tech-sights in south carolina? they have the taller sights. i just looked at mine and its about 1/2 inch taller on the front sight good luck
  7. sjake

    sjake Tehachapi CA New Member

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    I have the exact same issue. I would like to use the rail mount that was provided with the gun but the rail blocks the open sights when installed (Dumb design Ruger). I am not currently using the rail mount and quick release, but instead I am using thinner see through see through scope rings (weaver). I set up the open sights for 50 yards and sight in the scope for 100 + yards.

    I would really like to be able to take the scope off using the the rail mount with quick release, but I need taller sights.

    Has anyone had any luck finding taller sights for 10/22 that fit in the factory slots? The 10/22® HIVIZ SIGHT SYSTEM looks like it may work, but there are no dimensions for this sight.
  8. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    This is an old thread, but I found it while searching the same question. I thought I'd answer the question on this thread for the interwebz record.

    These would work awesome! Skinner aperture sights for the Ruger 10/22 Take-Down

    They fit into the standard dovetails and raise the sight plane enough to see through a riser. I run my 10/22 just like the OP.
  9. j4545

    j4545 WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How ironic. I was doing a search for such items this weekend. Glad I saw this.