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toshbar
12-26-2012, 20:10
I'm looking for a fiber front sight for my girlfriend's tapered barrel 22/45 4.5" I got her for Christmas. I found this one on midway but it says only for 6 7/8" barrel and was wondering why it wouldnt't work on her 4.5"?
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/699123/hiviz-front-sight-for-ruger-mark-ii-6-7-8-barrel-with-adjustable-rear-sight-with-6-interchangeable-lite-pipes

I can get it off amazon for $26 and free shipping. The amazon description does not say it only fits the 6 7/8" barrel.

I was wondering if anyone could let me know if it will work, or if you have a 6 7/8" tapered barrel mkii, if you could measure the distance from the inside of the barrel to the top of the front sight. I guess worst case scenario is that it is too tall and I grind down the nub that goes into the barrel slot before I install and drill the hole.


Thanks!

toshbar
12-29-2012, 23:16
Anyone?

garya1961
12-30-2012, 18:15
How tall is the front sight on yours? I have a 6 and 7/8 tapered barrel and with my cheap calibers I get .508 to .512. That's measuring at the muzzle from the top of the sight to the barrel. If your sight is pretty close to this it should work.
EDIT-I posted before I read the second part of your tread. Kinda hard to measure with my sight but I'm getting around .715 to .719 the way you described.

MajorD
01-01-2013, 12:09
I have always found these type sights are too coarse for accuracy which is one of the key attributes of these 22's. being an old bullseye shooter I was ready to buy one of smith's 3" 317's until I picked up one and the fiber optic plus v notch rear was a hoorendous sight pic