Author Topic: Has anyone tried putting Tech-sights on a Ruger (Umarex) 10/22 air rifle?  (Read 157 times)

Offline TimOren

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Looking at this as a possible solution for a local 4-H summer camp.  The air rifle repro stays true to the original 10/22 in having Sh*tty iron sights. So, maybe...

The rear sight should work since you can put a 10/22 Pic rail on it, according to this:
https://hardairmagazine.com/reviews/ruger-10-22-air-rifle-test-review/
But unknown if the front dovetail would match that for the Tech-sight front.

Is there anyone out there who has tried or could try that?

Online 300berg

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That is a cool idea!

This picture in your link above has a closeup of the front sight.
https://hardairmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/HAM-8-4.jpg

This does NOT match the Ruger 10/22 dovetail.

Do you have the dimensions on the air front sight?


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 Put a Sig Romeo5 red dot sight on it. Put the red dot where you want the pellet to go and it lets you focus on teaching the other fundamentals of shooting.    :DH: :sb:
I have come here to chew gum and teach riflemen the art of shooting one hole groups and I'm all out of bubblegum.
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You can't shoot perfect if you don't know what perfect looks like.
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I agree that a red dot could help focus on fundamentals, but for the audience of youth (and first time shooters) it may be problematic.

If I started my son on a red dot he would look at all other iron sighted rifles as defective and unshootable.  Youth mindset.  But that's
the kids I know.  YMMV.

I really like TimOren's idea:  air rifles are very accessible, and for some families it is "just a BB gun"; easy to sign your kid up to an event.

Then they come to an Appleseed and, "Hey, this is the same set up I've had before!".

Great planning, TimOren.

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There is an M1 carbine air rifle:
https://www.pyramydair.com/product/springfield-armory-m1-carbine-blowback-co2-177cal-bb-rifle?m=4662

That prices in cheaper than the 10/22 + tech sights.  It is BB, not pellet, however. 

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Iron sights are defective and obsolete it's why the Russians use them in combat.
   :DH: :sb: :boohoo:
I have come here to chew gum and teach riflemen the art of shooting one hole groups and I'm all out of bubblegum.
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You can't shoot perfect if you don't know what perfect looks like.
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Offline TimOren

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Iron sights because:

1) That's what 4-H uses in matches (sporter class) for those who want to continue beyond the basics
2) Optics break, and kids break optics (particularly in a camp environment)

Our 4-H program is not the same as Appleseed, though the instructional outline is what we call 'Appleseed one drink at a time' (as opposed to the proverbial fire hose).  And we're using the Winchester/NRA qualification programs for gauging progress, rather than AQTs.

Seems to work:  We've had six of our 4-H shooters come to 'seeds.  Five qualified at their first event, with two of them shooting 249 and 241 respectively.  And just had our best shooter take a gold in smallbore in her age group at the Junior Olympics - admittedly she's gone a long way past our instruction, including coaching from an Olympic gold medalist.

/brag



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There is an M1 carbine air rifle:
https://www.pyramydair.com/product/springfield-armory-m1-carbine-blowback-co2-177cal-bb-rifle?m=4662

That prices in cheaper than the 10/22 + tech sights.  It is BB, not pellet, however.

Saw that.  But we want to use the same air rifles at an indoor range.  BBs in indoor range = ball bearings underfoot everywhere. The suckers bounce off backers and carom all over the place.  (Voice of experience.) Safety issue. 

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Post here about that air rifle on discount/closeout at Tractor Supply:
https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=62991.msg400551;topicseen#msg400551

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Saw that, and went past a newish Tractor Supply store in our area this afternoon.  They don't even carry air rifles, let alone having a close out.   :( :wb: