Do-all rifle got a new pair of sights!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jessesky, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. Jessesky

    Jessesky Member

    Aug 25, 2016
    Between work, ammo shortages, and ranges closing, it has been a while since I’ve logged on here gentlemen!

    On the positive side. My Winchester 70 30-06 extreme weather, the rifle which I consider an extension of my right hand, got a shiny new pair of sights!
    Since I use it often I figured I’d spare no expense, and get a set of quality irons. I ordered from NEGC a ramp, hood with a locking screw, rear base, and a half moon aperture. I cannot say enough good things about these sights! they snap-to quickly like express sights, and yet have the precision of a ghost ring. Highly recommend.

    Next I’m going to get rid of the 1-8 strike eagle for a lighter and clearer 1-6 leupold.

  2. LoonWulf
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    LoonWulf Contributing Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    Looks neat! all the semi circles and circles give your eye a number of reference points for automatic alignment.
  3. gotboostvr

    gotboostvr Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    Buckeye Country
    I wouldn't mind a nice set of irons like that myself. Looks like a great do-all rifle!
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  4. Ugly Sauce

    Ugly Sauce Member

    Oct 26, 2020
    I like it/them, and the rifle. I'm an open sight guy, but that scope would certainly be acceptable, if I ever "needed" one. I like the looks of the non-objective bell scopes. I do have one on my 7.7 Arisaka, and I have another I keep putting on, and taking off my .350RemMag. Some days I'm like: "I probably should have one scoped rifle ready to go. Then other days it's like: "I'm taking that off....don't need it on there...rifle handles better without it" and I take it off. And then....you get the picture.
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  5. sparkyv

    sparkyv Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    Deepinnaheartta, Texas
    Very nice sights, Jessesky. I too am a sights guy, so I have my scout scope mounted on high see-through rings so I can use the sights without needing to remove the scope. RGSR 200922.JPG

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  6. Catshooter

    Catshooter Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    south east South Dakota
    What a nice set up. And a beautiful weapon man!

  7. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    May 26, 2007
    I like it. Nothing to argue about with your choices. IMO the Winchester EW is the best all around, do everything, anywhere, any time, no excuses rifle in production. If you can find one of the discontinued Ruger All Weather rifles or older Winchester SS Classic model 70's you can do the same. No argument on cartridge either.

    I have an EW in 308 and one of the SS Classics in 30-06. Both of mine are in McMillan Edge stocks which reduce weight by 1/2 lb. You might want to consider that in the future. If you look around the stocks come up for sale in the classifieds in shooting related forums often. Both of mine were bought used considerably cheaper than buying new.

    I've seriously considered adding irons to mine, but my eyes no longer work well with irons. My vision is still near perfect past the end of the barrel, but I can't really focus on stuff closer than about 3' without reading glasses. And with readers I can't see anything beyond about 3'. I'd rather put my faith in a good variable scope with low magnification on one end. I tend to use 2-7X or 3-9X on my bolt guns, but have 1-4X and 1-6X scopes on AR's. I've come to appreciate that magnification range. On 1X I find them great up close, and realistically 4X or 6X is enough magnification for big game out to any reasonable hunting range.
  8. troy fairweather

    troy fairweather Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    Up State New York
    Looks good, I like having sights just in case. How does the front ramp line up with the flutting on the barrel,
  9. Jessesky

    Jessesky Member

    Aug 25, 2016
    I agree, that’s why I went with the 1-8 power scope. As well the leupold quick detach rings have a return to zero within 1/2 moa which I’ve found to be true. That way I can fiddle around, and only worry about a 1.5” difference at 300 yards.

    thank you I appreciate that. I remember seeing your rifle in a couple of posts, and heavily considering that stock. I actually checked eBay after I first saw your post. The stock definitely saves weight. I will jump on one on if the price is right.

    this I flip flopped around with my smith. Initially I did not want to cover any flutes, but the taper of the barrel would not allow for the rear. And the front I was going to have my smith re-taper the ramp from 3.4” to 1.5”. It wouldn’t have looked right and instead I ended up slightly covering the flutes. It’s so not noticeable that it doesn’t bother me. I was worried about corrosion occurring beneath, but I think if anything I’ll plug up underneath with something to fill the flute.
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