10/22 sight/sighting Qs

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Anhedonius, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Anhedonius

    Anhedonius New Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Hey all, I'm new here and to the 10/22. It has a Williams peep on the rear, and what looks like the stock front sight. That sight's brass button is lost. I ordered a Williams Firesight to replace it, not sure if I ordered the right height.
    The existing front is .406" from bottom of dovetail to top of sight. It shoots an inch high at 15 yards (longest range available where I was), with the rear peep lowered about 2/3 of the way down. I ordered the next size taller Firesight, .450".
    QUESTIONS: 1. At 15 yards, will the extra .044" height bring the prints down about an inch?
    2. How will this setup work at 50 and 100 yards?
    Any help appreciated.
  2. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    Here's what I got for a quick calculation. If you raise the front sight .044 inches it will change your point of impact:

    15 yards: -1.58 inches
    50 yards: -5.28 inches
    100 yards: -10.56 inches

    Of course this does not take into accout the inherent bullet drop due to the greater distances between 15 and 100 yards.

    This is also assuming that your sights are the same distance apart as my 10/22, which is 15 inches.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  3. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    I suggest replacing the 10/22 stock sights if you have the $ to do so.
    Putting something like tech sights on them make for a much better experience.
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