TargetTalk

A forum to talk about Olympic style shooting, rifle or pistol, 10 meters to 50 meters, and whatever is in between. Hosted by Pilkguns.com
It is currently Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:48 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:34 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:22 pm
Posts: 17
Hi All--

I have a question about transporting my son's rifle to and from the range. Right now I'm not concerned with air travel, so my question isn't about whether to get a Pelican versus brand XXXX. So far, we've just been transporting without a case, so the sights stay on and the rifle gets placed in the trunk wrapped in a blanket (I know, pretty ghetto, but it works okay). I have a few different rifle cases already, ranging from soft 'hunting' cases to a mediocre Plano hard case, but haven't bought anything specifically for the Anschutz yet.

My question is regarding removal of the sights (your run-of-the-mill older Anschutz diopter). It seems like most pictures I see of cased target rifles show the rifles with the sights removed and placed in their own little custom compartments in the foam -- but I'm not ready to go that far yet. Short of that, is it a good idea to remove the sights for transport anyway? Are they more likely to get damaged OFF the rifle, or ON? And how close to zero can I expect them to be after reinstalling?

Thanks,
marky-d


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:57 pm
Posts: 557
Location: California
The sight sticking up like it does on the rifle, is just asking to get knocked against something.
Then your zero will really be knocked off, and maybe the sight damaged enough to require replacement $$$.

I remove the sight, wrap in bubble wrap or small towel, and put it into a small plastic file box.
This takes all of 2 minutes, so what's the big deal.
And the file box was about $3 at the office supply store, not some expensive custom box.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:33 am
Posts: 1350
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Yes, absolutely remove the rearsight for transport. As Gary notes, Anschutz rearsight are quite tall, and can be damaged in transit. The zinc alloy 6705 and 6805 (where the wind age is behind the elevation screw) are susceptible to lateral force.

It's very easy to remove Anschutz rearsight, and reinstall. Note the position on the receiver to keep eye relief the same, and you should be with a click or two. For older rifles mark the receiver with tape or tippex.


Last edited by Tim S on Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:22 pm
Posts: 17
Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:02 pm
Posts: 188
I had someone ship me a rifle once - with the sights attached.

It was of course, damaged beyond repair by the time it reached me.

You can buy a small latching Lexan/plastic box, from Home Depot; they're made under the Husky label. I wrap both the front & rear sight in a small microfiber towel, put them, plus the rear aperture, a spanner wrench, and a 2.5mm Allen key in the box.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:17 pm
Posts: 11
I don't know what all you people have been having a problem with. I have taken my .22 and air rifle all over the world and never!!! removed the sights and had no problems with it. Maybe I have been lucky, but I would not bother if you have a good case to use for them. It's a step you don't have to bother with in my opiniion. Don in Oregon


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:33 am
Posts: 1350
Location: Taunton, Somerset
£300+ for a new rearsight vs 30 seconds to remove the sight? I'll stick with what I'm doing thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:02 pm
Posts: 188
Tim S wrote:
£300+ for a new rearsight vs 30 seconds to remove the sight? I'll stick with what I'm doing thanks.


Yep - and going after an airline or shipping company to replace your rear or front sight prior to your next match, can be quite... unpleasant. YMMV.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group