Help with scoping decision - Swede or K31


PDA






Red Tornado
March 17, 2006, 12:50 PM
I've been looking at the S&K drop-in mounts for milsurps. I've pretty much decided to scope either my Swedish Mauser or my Swiss Karabiner K31, and have a few questions. It will just be for range use, and some plinking. I won't be hunting, unless someone says "Hey Tornado, come help me with my hog problem.":D

***Disclaimer -- No rifle will be permanently altered*** That said:

Has anybody scoped either of these rifles with the S&K mounts?

What power EER scopes have you used? Straight 2X or 2-7?

Which rifle would you recommend rigging up?

Any and all help will be appreciated. It's just a tough call.
Thanks,
RT

If you enjoyed reading about "Help with scoping decision - Swede or K31" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Darth Ruger
March 17, 2006, 01:51 PM
Has anybody scoped either of these rifles with the S&K mounts?
No, but I have one of these:
K31 scout mount (http://p102.ezboard.com/fparallaxscurioandrelicfirearmsforumsfrm85.showMessage?topicID=133.topic)
Machined from a solid block of aircraft aluminum. No alterations to the rifle necessary, very solid mount, zero never shifts, keeps port clear to allow use of stripper clips.

kentucky_smith
March 17, 2006, 01:58 PM
Go with the k31 clamp-on mount. The scout-style mounts seem like a kludge to me. :uhoh: :neener:

Farnham
March 18, 2006, 12:31 AM
I tried the S&K scout mount for the K-31 with a Burris pistol scope. Bad call. Not enough eye relief for that scope. Maybe the Leupold IER type scopes would work, but don't try a pistol scope in this application. That's all I can offer.

S/F

Farnham

Darth Ruger
March 18, 2006, 01:31 AM
I don't know about the S&K mount, but with the scout mount I posted a link to above, a pistol scope is perfect as long as the scope's eye relief is correct (different pistol scopes have different eye relief). The Leupold Scout scope also works perfectly with this mount on a K31.

smince
March 18, 2006, 03:10 PM
I have a Scout-type mount on my K31(USA Mounts) I got from AIM Surplus($49.95). I've mounted a BSA 2x20 and it works great.

cracked butt
March 18, 2006, 06:13 PM
I have a clamp on mount for one of my K-31s. It works really nice. I've never been much of a fan of scout type mounts, maybe jsut because it would require me to buy another scope.

Dave R
March 18, 2006, 11:19 PM
I have a "Darrels" scout scope mount on my K-31, and really like it. Although the TAPCO mount looks a little better to me. I use a 2.5X scope.

longhorngunman
March 19, 2006, 12:08 AM
Go with the St.Marie's clamp on mount. And if you have a C&R license it's discounted very heavily at Brownells. The Burris Fullfield II 3-9-40 works great on this gun and mount.

If you enjoyed reading about "Help with scoping decision - Swede or K31" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!