Mounting options for Marlin 512 Slugmaster??


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762NATO
June 16, 2010, 06:26 PM
I am planning to mount a scope on my Marlin 512 Slugmaster. Though I've taken a few deer out with the irons, the sights are just too hard to see in low-light conditions and I don't want to miss any opportunities this coming season. The problem is that my mounting options seem to be limited...to the extreme. The (used) Slugmaster came with a Weaver 10M side-mount base, which I believe is the only base that will fit the gun, pictured here:

http://image.become.com/imageserver/s1/774448646-75-75-5-0/weaver-mount-base-10m.jpg

Likewise, it seems the only rings that will fit this base are the Weaver 1" detachable side-mount rings:

http://media.midwayusa.com/ProductImages/Large/272671.jpg

Bottom line is that I'm not sure I'm digging my "options" here. I don't like that these rings have a "hinge" on one side instead of having two screws on each side. I wish there was a base for my gun that allowed me to use standard type rings...something kinda like this:

http://www.brownells.com/userdocs/products/p_962070070_1.jpg

Am I missing something or am I pretty much looking at my only option?

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rcmodel
June 16, 2010, 06:34 PM
Weaver rings like yours have been in widespread use for about 60 years now.

Properly mounted, they will stay put on a .458 WinMag.

I would suggest you take the side mount off, and clean the screws & holes with solvent. Then re-attach using BLUE Lock-Tight on the screws, and under the base.

The rings themselves do not need Lock-Tight to make the scope stay put.

rc

762NATO
June 17, 2010, 12:11 AM
Okay, thanks. The design is just something I'm not used to seeing, and it seems a little unstable.

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