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Old 04-30-2012, 14:32   #1
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Has anybody tried these sights

Tech-SIGHTS Precision Shooting Accessories

Looking for input on these on a standard Mini 14 182 series. Tech sight RR200
Mfg. before 2005

Thanks
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JoeHorner just bought a Tech Sight for his early Standard Mini-14, and was quite impressed with the quality. Here's the Thread. Still waiting to hear a range report.

I have one on my 580, and it stands head-and-shoulders above the elementary-student-engineered rear sight on the late-models...
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Just installed mine. Good quality (much better than stock) and more adjustment range. (My factory sight was bottomed out and I still had to hold 6 o'clock at 100 yds.) Shot 1.25" this AM. Ran out of time and still need to set the "battle sight zero."

Only bummer is that the windage is fingertip adjustable, but not the elevation. Wish it was the other way around.
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i shoot really well with the factory site.. and I hear over and over how much better this sight is... hmm.. what to sell to cover this expense? the boy?
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"i shoot really well with the factory site."

Which factory sight? The flip-up blade or the POS old original?
My Tech-Sight is a huge improvement over the original 185 sight.
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Originally Posted by Bolero View Post
Just installed mine. Good quality (much better than stock) and more adjustment range. (My factory sight was bottomed out and I still had to hold 6 o'clock at 100 yds.) Shot 1.25" this AM. Ran out of time and still need to set the "battle sight zero."

Only bummer is that the windage is fingertip adjustable, but not the elevation. Wish it was the other way around.
So how do you adjust the elevation?
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Originally Posted by COBrien View Post
JoeHorner just bought a Tech Sight for his early Standard Mini-14, and was quite impressed with the quality. Here's the Thread. Still waiting to hear a range report.

I have one on my 580, and it stands head-and-shoulders above the elementary-student-engineered rear sight on the late-models...
I just posted a new thread about the "Tech Sight" range report............Joe
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Hey TFL

The elevation adjustment is done using a small screwdriver and rotating the spring loaded collar under the apature post which is threaded. No big deal..Joe
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Yes, the elevation adjustment is done with a small screwdriver, the Tech-Sight adjustment tool, the tip of a bullet, or whatever. Its just a bummer that it is not finger-adjustable like the sight on an M1A. It would be nice for those of us shooting out to 500 yds. Just sayin'.

Edit: The keyword is FINGER-adjustable

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Originally Posted by Bolero View Post
"i shoot really well with the factory site."

Which factory sight? The flip-up blade or the POS old original?
My Tech-Sight is a huge improvement over the original 185 sight.
the newest sights. I have the mini 30 tactical.
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The original post was about a 182. Big difference.

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Originally Posted by Bolero View Post
The original post was about a 182. Big difference.
I realize that, thanks.
I was also responding to this post:
Originally Posted by COBrien View Post
JoeHorner just bought a Tech Sight for his early Standard Mini-14, and was quite impressed with the quality. Here's the Thread. Still waiting to hear a range report.

I have one on my 580, and it stands head-and-shoulders above the elementary-student-engineered rear sight on the late-models...
Everybody that has installed one seems to be very happy about it, no matter what the model. I have yet seen one for sell used.
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Thanks

Thanks for the replies.
I got the answer to the Question I wanted to know.
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Hey TFL

Here are a couple of pics of the Tech Sight mounted on a standard Mini....Joe




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Originally Posted by joehorner View Post
I just posted a new thread about the "Tech Sight" range report............Joe
I just reread my post... Didn't mean for it to sound negative, just letting the OP know that there would be a range report coming down the pike soon.
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No negative realised. It was posted for a FYI .........Joe

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Tech sight

Thanks for all the information on this sight. I might gust order one of them.
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Great thing about this board, If you want info on anything Mini 14 all you have to do is ask.
Thanks agine
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If you do order that sight,keep one thing in mind. Follow the instructions especially about using grease to hold the springs in place. I had to resort to a third hand when I drove the E clip with a small punch. Once you get it you will figure what I mean. good luck..................Joe
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I have Tech Sights on both older Mini-14's (not Ranch Rifles) and newer Ranch Rifles (580, 581 series.)

I have been very happy with their quality and performance.
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I love those sights. I wish that it had an Adjustment knob on the right side to complete the M14 look!! I will be adding one to my early mini as well!
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Hmm, I might have order this. I bottomed out my stock (581) sights today.
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Got the tech sight, installed it, set it by taking mesurement from sight.
Range trip 50 yards right on windage. Hight had to bring up i click.
These sight is great. don't know why i waited so long to get them
Tim

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I just got a set for my Marlin 60. I'm honestly not impressed. For the price I paid, I was surprised to see the "Made in Taiwan" label on the back. And the adjustments are incredibly difficult, even using the tip of a bullet (forget using your fingers). I actually lost a little blood trying to adjust the elevation. I'm not a fan of the adjustment process on my factory Mini sights, but it seems to be a lot easier, and less painful, than the Tech Sights.
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Originally Posted by Crazy88Fingers View Post
And the adjustments are incredibly difficult, even using the tip of a bullet (forget using your fingers). I actually lost a little blood trying to adjust the elevation..
With 88 fingers you could lose a few and never know.

I had the Tech sight on my non-ranch mini. They were sturdy and held zero well. Like 88, I disliked how difficult the elevation adjustment was.
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