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Rossi 22 and a tang sight at 131 paces

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Harve Curry, Aug 13, 2008.

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  1. Harve Curry

    Harve Curry Member

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    This little Rossi 22, model 62 SAC is a good shooter. I shot these two squirrels at 131 long paces with it today. I couldn't see the squirrels without 10x50 binoculars, so I memorize the spot next to a branch that I could see with the naked eye. Then line up on it with the Rossi that I put a Marble's Tang sight on. I was in the pole barn lresting on the hay bales to shoot. I'll measure it with a range finder soon.
    Here's a picture:
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  2. Hardtarget

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    Cool little rifle and some good shooting. I always liked small game hunting. Watching the woods wake up made for a very good morning.

    Mark.
     
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    I raise you a groundhog at ~130 yds. taken with a 60 year old Stevens Model 56 Buckhorn .22 :evil:[​IMG] Who needs Heavy Barrel target 22s with 250 dollar trigger groups and 500 dollar scopes :D
     
  4. Kind of Blued

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    I need to get a good critter getter. Looks like fun.
     
  5. CRITGIT

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    Harve Curry,
    Outstanding pic and shot!
    My son's first gun was the Rossi SAC 62. What a fun gun! I still remember the look on his face when we got it for him.
    I liked it some much I grabbed SA for myself!
    As my old eyes get older I have much more difficulty shooting this great gun!
    Thanks for the pic!

    CRITGIT
     
  6. Harve Curry

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    8040Cougar ,
    In all that grass he must of been hard get a clean shot at. Their hard to drop with a 22. A Stevens Model 56 Buckhorn .22 , I'll have to keep my eyes open for that next time I go to a gun show.

    CRITGIT,
    Maybe the tang sight would help. I put a new Marbles tang sight from a Marlin 1894 on it. The original Rossi tang screw worked as is and front sight to. I still have to get the small front screw drilled and tapped. I was thinking of putting a globe front sight with cross hairs on it. Somewhere around here I had one for a 10-22.
     
  7. 8040Cougar

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    Yeah you have to wait and whistle for them to stand up usually, but do keep your eye out for a stevens. There old and rather plain but good shooters and if you find one It'll most likely be quite cheap. Ours used to have a peep sight setup but my dad put a bushnell 1.5-4.5 on it that works fine for what it is.
     
  8. goon

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    Harve Curry - that's a hell of a shot with a .22 (or anything else)!
     
  9. CRITGIT

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    I'll check into it! I see where there's a scope base made by BSquare but I hate to depart from traditional open sights on a pump!

    CRITGIT
     
  10. goon

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    I know that there was/is a scout style mount made for the Rossi. My dad had one on his but took it off in favor of the standard iron sights.

    A globe front sight with the peep rear you have sounds like a good idea. I'd imagine it shouldn't be too hard to get sorted out since the front sight is dovetailed in. Sounds like a fairly easy project.
     
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