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#1990418 - 03/11/23 11:58 PM Putting Iron Sights on a Bolt-Action?
Shinoda Offline
Double barrel

Registered: 07/18/21
Posts: 61
Loc: VA
City or County: Falls Church
So I've been really interested in the concept of the Scout Rifle recently. I found the Mossberg Patrol/Scout rifle (ex. https://www.mossberg.com/mvp-patrol-rifle-27716.html) which offers a bolt-action rifle that takes AR magazines, is threaded, and has fiber-optic iron sights! A lot to love!

However I've heard this rifle is sub-standard compared to other options that take AR mags, like the Ruger American (which seems to have better reviews comparatively - not an RPR by any means of course). But the Ruger American (which is where I'm leaning towards) doesn't have those barrel-mounted iron sights. I really prefer this option because I like them on my lever gun. They save valuable rail space for mounting an optic as far back as possible. And I'd prefer to not use a clamp-on option.

However, I don't know how I would mount such sights without a gunsmith - or even which commercially available options would fit a Ruger American's barrel contour.

Any thoughts?

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#1990558 - 03/12/23 01:09 PM Re: Putting Iron Sights on a Bolt-Action? [Re: Shinoda]
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Registered: 01/01/14
Posts: 940
Loc: Ft. A. P. Hill, Va.
City or County: Hanover
NoDakSpud makes for the Ruger American AR Magazine Rifle a set if iron sights.

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#1990646 - 03/12/23 05:18 PM Re: Putting Iron Sights on a Bolt-Action? [Re: Shinoda]
BLand Offline
Single barrel

Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 35
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Roanoke
If you find a good solution, please let me know. I have an American Ranch Rifle now, and have wondered about the same thing. I’ve been looking at either the XS Sights XT12 (short sight radius though, and maybe not enough rail length?) or the ZeroBravo REOS (cool idea, but useless if scope itself gets damaged?). Gunsmith installation of an extended rail might be an additional option (with folding 45° offset sights).