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Old February 4th, 2012, 05:36 AM   #1
 
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"see thru" scope mounts

Anyone using see-through scope mounts on their 10/22's? Looking for the best quality option I can get with the best/largest sight picture, preferably in a stainless or other (rustproof) material and not a soft steel/aluminum/pot metal.
What options I have found are ones I have had in the past and know they have weak mounting options.



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Anyone using see-through scope mounts on their 10/22's? Looking for the best quality option I can get with the best/largest sight picture, preferably in a stainless or other (rustproof) material and not a soft steel/aluminum/pot metal.
What options I have found are ones I have had in the past and know they have weak mounting options.
Never cared for the look (hideous) or use (poor positioning) of the see-thru rings. If using the sights is must-do, I'd go with a easily removable ring set.
Regarding the aversion to aluminum...ahhh, what do you think that 10/22 receiver is made of?
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I have not seen see- thru mounts since the 70s when alot of sporterized military rifles had them to permit use of a scope with the mauser safety.
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I don't have them on a 10/22 but I use them on my Benelli M4 shotgun, with a laser on top, and a flashlight mounted at 45 degrees. I modified the see through rings by adding a pictinny rail piece on the side for the flashlight. It works really good. Use the laser for quick targeting and the fixed sights for regular aiming without removing anything.
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Anyone using see-through scope mounts on their 10/22's? Looking for the best quality option I can get with the best/largest sight picture, preferably in a stainless or other (rustproof) material and not a soft steel/aluminum/pot metal.
What options I have found are ones I have had in the past and know they have weak mounting options.
"Kwik Site" makes some really nice low profile see through rings. They attach with screws directly to the receiver instead of to a scope base, so they are almost as low as standard rings mounted to a base. I have them on my 96/22M and they are rock solid and look right. Only problem is that they are about 25 bux a set, but worth it. I don't have a 10/22, but if I ever pick one up I will buy the Kwik Site rings again. They have a web site for ordering.
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"Kwik Site" makes some really nice low profile see through rings. They attach with screws directly to the receiver instead of to a scope base, so they are almost as low as standard rings mounted to a base. I have them on my 96/22M and they are rock solid and look right. Only problem is that they are about 25 bux a set, but worth it. I don't have a 10/22, but if I ever pick one up I will buy the Kwik Site rings again. They have a web site for ordering.
If $25 for rings is considered high, I'd be very leery about jumping into the 10/22 game.
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I always felt it was better with one or the other as a compromise is just that. The scope is positioned way too high for me and the background visability isn't always good with the iron sights. The suggestion of the quick release mounts was a good one but if it were me I would go with the scope and make it low enough power for close work.
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I always felt it was better with one or the other as a compromise is just that. The scope is positioned way too high for me and the background visability isn't always good with the iron sights. The suggestion of the quick release mounts was a good one but if it were me I would go with the scope and make it low enough power for close work.
Better yet, have the gun set up for one purpose, be that hunting or target shooting. If you know long shots are very unlikely something in the 1-4x range would be great. You don't need high power variables just what works for a given situation. If that situation only requires a fixed power, the rest is wasted.
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I have to agree with just about everyone on this forum in this respect. See through mounts put the scope so far away from the bore that, unless you have something like a Monte Carlo or adjustable cheek piece stock, you are straining for your cheek rest and will be uncomfortable, making your shooting unreliable through the scope. However, you should be cautious about which mount you go with if you want a detachable system to utilize the iron sight. I would recommend LaRue, Talley, Nightforce, Badger Ordinance, or US Optics for detachable mounts.
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Like everyone else said, scope is too high and it is ugly looking, it is also unpleasant using the iron sights. I tried it on my 10/22 with a Nikon Monarch 3-9 zoom and after one trip to the range went back to the previous scope mount. If i ever feel the need for a 10/22 with open sights, i will get another 10/22 they are quite reasonably priced.
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They place the scope too high, and they are super ugly. They are usually found on billie guns ...
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If $25 for rings is considered high, I'd be very leery about jumping into the 10/22 game.
Well, my scope came with rings, and the Ruger comes with a mount, so $25.00 is extra cost. If it's on a standard 10/22, and with a normal 22 scope, you are talking about a $25.00 scope ring set on around a $200.00 rifle. It all has to do with proportion.
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They place the scope too high, and they are super ugly. They are usually found on billie guns ...
1. The Kwik Site rings are a low mount setup, scope is about the same height as with a base and standard rings, actually only .125 higher.

2. Super ugly? They are a performance item, not a fashion statement. Anyway, ugly is in the eye of the beholder.

3. billie guns??

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I put a set of Weaver See throughs on mine, dedicated 10/22 rings. Mount directly to the receiver, not using the scope mount base. I think they look kinda cool. I've got scopes on all 4 of my 10/22's, I need a scope for much of any distance, just wanted one rifle that I could use the sights if I wanted. The rings were bought at Walmart for ~12-14 bucks.
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My used 10/22 came to me with Kwik Site's on them.

I couldn't take them off fast enough. They struck me as one of those good idea's on paper but in application didn't turn out so great. Even with the all in one ring and mount design, it put the scope at a level that your head went from cheek to jaw to see through the scope.

There are plenty of easy to remove rings out there that would make pulling a scope for need of irons a usable thing in the field if needed.
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