So I hate to admit it, but the nay-sayers were right. These things are great for upclose stuff, but at distance, they're pretty bad. It's like trying to take a handgun w/ 3 dots out to 100 meters, It can be done, but it's not easy. Took them out to 100 and and keeping the group in an 8 1/2x 11 piece of paper was a task. Threw the old sights back on and chalked this up to a learning experience.
New project is finding a wood stock for a milled Bulgarian receiver! found a cheap used Bulgarian set, so we'll see if it has any potential to be refinished. Only company that had any options was Ironwood designs, and i'm not about to go through the hassle of mailing in my order(the website is only for show, no ordering capabilities) just yet. If anyone else is aware of a wood option for a Bulgarian 2-tang milled receiver let me know.