Another 22 question


April 1, 2004, 01:55 PM
I went to the gun store the other day and looked at two different Browning 22 models. One was the Bullseye standard ( retail at $454 and priced at the store for around $350) and the Bullseye target (retail at $586 priced at the store for around $450). How difficult would it be to mount a scope on these models? Would I have to by a scope from Browning or can I choose another manufacturer? I listed the two web addresses below. The guys behind the counter had no idea whether a scope could be mounted on these models.

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April 1, 2004, 07:32 PM
You don't have much of gun store there buddy.
Here's the base you would need:
Then just buy the rings and scope of your choice, remove the rear sight, install the base, install the rings, put on the scope, zero, and have big fun. A simple job that you can do at home yourself.

Standing Wolf
April 1, 2004, 09:07 PM
You need to find a gun shop with competent people behind the counter. You can put more or less any pistol scope on a Browning .22 caliber pistol, and what's more, you can do it yourself in about half an hour—as long as the first quarter-hour is spent reading the directions that come with the base, rings, and scope.

I've had very good success with red dot scopes from:

April 2, 2004, 03:44 PM
I don’t blame the guys behind the counter too much, they did say the gunsmith might know.:D

April 2, 2004, 06:53 PM
I blame them. They are looking at a potential sale from you. As a service all they would have to do is look in their catalogs and find the required items you would need. Takes all of a few minutes of time. That shows poor customer service and what if you have a problem after the sale? Would they be willing to help then?
If I had a shop and someone comes in looking to purchase a new handgun that they want to scope, you best believe I would be trying to sell them the handgun and order the needed accessories plus install it for them (for a discount if possible). That's what makes people come back for future purchases. These counter guys are just lazy and not worth my money. To many others stores are willing to fully service you.

April 2, 2004, 08:07 PM
B-Square of Ft. Worth, Tx makes a scope mount to replace the top strap on the Browning Buckmark. I have one on my Buckmark which is 9 years old. Accepts Weaver style rings for any scope. Mine has a BSA red dot. I call it my bunny buster. Will make a pretty good pistol shooter out of tired ol' timers like myself. You can pick up these mounts from Midway or Brownell's pretty cheap. More expensive if bought directly from B-Square.

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