August 29, 2004, 10:50 PM
I am thinking about installing a scope on my CETME and am wondering which scope mount to use. I know Tapco offers 2 models and B-Square makes one. Which of these have you had the best luck with? Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance for your input.
August 30, 2004, 12:15 AM
I have not scoped mine yet, but I read a lot of threads about it...
The Tapco removable mounts get mixed reviews. B-Squared owners tend to love 'em, but they don't remove easily, IIRC.
I'm probably gonna do a "bubba" solution I read about. Take a weaver rail, dremel out the bottom to fit over the "pads" on the receiver, then use JB-Weld to attach it to the receiver. If you mount the scope to the rail first, before you "mill and weld", you should be able to get the scope lined up with the irons pretty well. Pix I've seen from others actually look pretty good.
The weaver rail will be much lower to the bore than other mounts, giving you less paralax (sp?). And when the scope is off, the rail is low enough you can use the irons, just looking right over it.
Yeah, its a "bubba", but I have no reservations about bubba-izing a $350 Century Arms rifle.
August 30, 2004, 12:30 AM
If you have the cash, get an original Hensoldt mount. The Tapco mounts work sometimes... and sometimes not. Cast receivers seem to hate Tapco mounts. And many seem unable to hold zero.
August 30, 2004, 11:42 AM
It will really depend on your CETME receiver. One of mine has a Stainless receiver and has excellent detents and ground flats for the clawmount to grab. It's rock solid and has held zero for years.
I also own a recent stamped steel model and it would require a lot more work for the clawmount to be mounted. The top of the reciever doesn't have the meat for the clawmount to rest on and the side detents are not that great. I'd have to put some metal on the receiver and grind it down.
I prefer the clawmounts over anything else I've seen and on a CETME, it's the proper mount to use. I did not care for the B-Square mount at all.