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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:35 pm 
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Just picked up my new 10/22 TD and took it out to the range. I guess it's been awhile since I shot open sights with a brass front bead. I couldn't focus on them well enough to shoot a consistent group :( . The 20-something year old range master had no problem shooting a nice 1.5 inch group at 25 yrds. The gun also seems to shoot 1 inch to the right, but as much as I tried I could not drift the rear sight to the left at all.

I've got a set of Skinner 10/22 TD sights on order :wink: ....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:30 pm 
Hunter

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My eyes suck as well. Best combo I have found in open sights is a peep with a fiber optic front.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:18 pm 
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I was considering a peep/fiber optic front combo, but read quite a few negative comments regarding the durability of the light tubes, as well as the quality of Williams peep sights. Given the intended use of this rifle, I opted for the most robust option I could find. The Skinner TD sight looks like the cat's meow: http://www.skinnersights.com/ruger_firearms_22.html. Here are some pictures for the Skinner website:

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I can't wait to give them a try.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:05 pm 
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Location: MN
I had the same issues due to my bifocal glasses...
I put on a set of Trueshot sights...
The round ghost ring on the front pin site makes it nearly impossible to miss seeing the sight.
Just line up the front ring inside the peep hole and your dead on.
I find that the front pin doesn't come into play on most shots. and if you can't see it, you can change the color to one you can.

Best modification I've made to my 10/22TD so far!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:40 pm 
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I've got the Skinner sights installed, but can't get time away from work to get to the range... I can't wait to try them out.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:35 pm 
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I finally got a chance to shoot my 10/22TD with the new Skinner sights installed.
The new sight picture is quite an improvement over the stock open sights.
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The rifle shot much tighter groups this time. The group on the lower right was the best ten-shot group of the day. All groups shot with Federal bulk 36gr HP.
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The next step will be to send the trigger group off to Brimstone for a level three trigger job and 3 lb. pull.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:51 pm 
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Any kind of peep sight is usually easier for old eyes to use. As for me, my 10-22 Sporter has a Leupold FX1 4-power on it. With tri-focals, optics are the way I roll on any rifle.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:16 am 
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DeltaRose wrote:
I finally got a chance to shoot my 10/22TD with the new Skinner sights installed.
The new sight picture is quite an improvement over the stock open sights.
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The rifle shot much tighter groups this time. The group on the lower right was the best ten-shot group of the day. All groups shot with Federal bulk 36gr HP.
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The next step will be to send the trigger group off to Brimstone for a level three trigger job and 3 lb. pull.


Was the installation done by you?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:18 am 
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I'm waivering between the Skinner set up and the Nikon P223 3-30.....

the P223 is so compact and provides such a clear downrange view I'm drawn strongly to giving it a try....and the field of view seems large enough that Steel Challenge matches will be just fine.

I've temporarily borrowed the Bushnell TRS25 red dot from another 10/22.....and even IT functions well enough.....although it lacks the precision for actual 'target' work, it does get the little pellet ON the target but not IN the X-ring.

Shooting at one of those 'zombie' targets at a well-lighted indoor range, at 50' I was unable to keep the POI actually ON the eye socket.....the little cluster of hits were a walnut-sized group. Not up to the potential of the TD IMHO.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Backlighting wrote:
Was the installation done by you?


Nope. I wasn't able to easily drift the rear sight, so I had my gunsmith install and bore sight them. They were dead on for windage and only needed a very minor elevation correction. Definitely worth the $30.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:39 pm 
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DeltaRose wrote:
Backlighting wrote:
Was the installation done by you?


Nope. I wasn't able to easily drift the rear sight, so I had my gunsmith install and bore sight them. They were dead on for windage and only needed a very minor elevation correction. Definitely worth the $30.


Thanks for the reply

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:31 pm 
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I just got my trigger group back from Brimstone. I am very impressed with the work they performed. I can't wait to get out to the range this weekend and try it out.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Location: Raleigh, NC
That skinner sight looks great.... Have one on my old 39M, never thought of trying one for the TS- great idea!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:51 am 
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Paint that front sight white or red on those skinner and I would say you will have a great sight.

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