I'm thinking of competing in an NRA registered Light Sporting Rifle match. I used to compete in NRA Highpower so I have a fantastic set of aperture sights, RPA 18mm front and PNW rear with Gehmann Irises front and rear.
The LSR rules have a max weight limit and my current target 10/22 is too heavy with the scope on it. So my idea would be to take the scope off and mount my aperture sights. I've done a fair bit of digging but I can't find anyone else who's mounted serious aperture sights onto a 10/22.
The RPA has a weaver base
, so I'd need to install a 0.920 barrel band or turn the muzzle end down to accomodate a more normal size.
The PNW rear is a side mount
. I haven't seen a 10/22 sight mount that fits side mount sights.
Even if I find mounts for both, I don't know if the height will match up.
The sights came off of a Tikka Master Sporter (if that helps at all)
also, on a separate but related note, anyone know how much the Talo Special Edition Ruger 10/22 Target
model weighs to the ounce?
The page says 8 pounds, but my rear sight weighs 6.4 oz, so it'll be tight if I want to hit an 8.5 lb. limit. (of course I could probably free up mass by cutting down the barrel and adding a bloop tube to bump the sight radius)