Iron sights for the win!

SU16A with ten-round magazine inserted and two more in the stock. Inserted magazine can be replaced with any AR magazine, and stock can hold an additional GI 30-rounder.

Keltec SU16A is an excellent example of .223 “light rifle” with 18.5″ barrel and long sight radius. Tech Sight peep improves on factory with repeatable adjustments, sight radius extended to 18.75″ and two apertures for short/long range. With M855 (62gr) ammunition, the lower aperture gives 25/300yard zero and the higher aperture just over 450 yards. This covers the realistic effective range of the rifle/cartridge combination for defense or hunting.

At five pounds, SU16A fits the niche originally targeted by M1 carbine — with much extended range and improved ballistic performance. The newest iteration shown here have a metal front sight tower with protective wings instead of the hood, both for better durability and improved sight picture.

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7 Responses to Iron sights for the win!

  1. Dave says:

    Well, this moved a SU16 up the list of guns I want.

    Would the TS unit work on a SU-16C?

    • Oleg Volk says:

      Yes, it works on all SU16 variants.

      • Dave says:

        Thanks, Mr Volk.

        I feel like a chump for passing up a barely used SU16 about a year ago now.
        Don’t know how I missed that Tech Sights had a new model out, either – I’m extremely happy with my TS units on other guns (4x 10/22, 1x marlin papoose, 1x SKS, 1x Mini14).

  2. Ray says:

    Oleg, Any Idea what the MSRP on the basic rifle is? What type mags dose it use?

    • Oleg Volk says:

      SU16 uses any STANAG magazine, plus it’s own 10-rounders. Not sure of the price, seems to be $500-700, depending on the variant.

  3. LarryArnold says:

    KelTec is getting radical, in a very good way.

  4. j.r. guerra in s. tx. says:

    Very nice indeed. I had never compared that model to the M1 carbine but you are right, it does meet and exceed the use of the original. Thanks for the write up.

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