Mounting a scope to a S&W Model 617


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Highland Ranger
April 11, 2009, 05:29 PM
Have a new Leupold pistol scope. Bought the rings and base that Leupold web site says fit the gun.

No luck - rings do not fit the base.

Base appears to have a rectangualr cross section, rings seem to want something with an angled cross section.

The rings are Leupold Number 57385 "Detachable Medium Rings"

The base is 53564 "Dual Dovetail S&W Classic Silver"

It looks something like this: http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-s...andgun-mounts/

I just had the same problem mounting a Nikon Prostaff to a Ruger 10/22 - can someone help me with the basic language - apparently there is no standard or multiple standards for rings and bases.

Lucky I bought some see thru rings for the Ruger that do away with the base and just bolt right to the receiver. At least I got that one mounted.

Started mounting them myslef because can't seem to get local folks to do it without banging up the gun. Frustrating hardware though - should be easier.

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rcmodel
April 11, 2009, 05:35 PM
You got Rifleman rings that fit Weaver style bases.

You need the regular Leupold dovetail rings that fit Leupold bases.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/leupold-duel-dovetail-dd-2pc-2-piece-bases.html

rc

Highland Ranger
April 11, 2009, 06:09 PM
Is this it: http://www.opticsplanet.net/picture-1-leupold-dual-dovetail-dd-rings.html

How do they attach to the base? Screw in from the bottom before mounting base?

rcmodel
April 11, 2009, 06:14 PM
Yep! That's it!

No screws involved.

You insert the "foot" of the ring in the rectangle shaped hole in the base, 90 degrees from where it belongs.

Then use a 1" rod to turn them into place. They get very tight as you turn them, and actually wedge tightly into place.
Use a dab of grease on them to prevent galling.

After they are both aligned with each other, take the screws out, remove the top half of the rings, and mount the scope in them.

rc

Highland Ranger
April 11, 2009, 11:07 PM
thanks - going to look at the mount again. might be easier to see if somone has a weaver base for the 617

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