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.460 S&W scope mount issue

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by koja48, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. koja48

    koja48 member

    Not sure where to put this, so I apologize in advance. A friend has a .460 S&W and can't keep the scope from moving in the mounts . . . Leopold optics & he has tried their mounts, Warne mounts, 3 sets of rings (doesn't have room for 4 with the scope he is using.), and friction strips. Any ideas? The only thing I could think to try would be to lap the rings.

  2. Redhawk1

    Redhawk1 Well-Known Member

    I would suggest lapping the rinds. I have a Scope on my S&W 460 Mag with only 2 rings. I am using the Warne all steel rings, I never had a scope move on me, even on my S&W 500 Mag.
  3. Tberger688

    Tberger688 Active Member

    I've use Leopold mounts on my .460 and find that they work great. I did lap them prior to use.
  4. koja48

    koja48 member

    Thanks, folks! I'll pass this info along.
  5. EddieCoyle

    EddieCoyle Well-Known Member

    I use this mount from Jack Weigand with 4 rings. The scope didn't budge, but it didn't last either.
  6. cat_IT_guy

    cat_IT_guy Well-Known Member

    i apologize for the noob question here, but what do you guys mean by 'lapping' the scope?
  7. Redhawk1

    Redhawk1 Well-Known Member

    Lapping the rings refers to truing the interior bearing surface up so the entire ring engages the tube of the scope. The idea is to have as much surface area of the ring as possible engaging the scope tube to prevent the scope from moving about.
  8. koja48

    koja48 member

    I use this mount from Jack Weigand

    I believe he has that base, but due to scope configuration/length, he can only use a max of 3 rings. I loaned him my lapping kit & he's going to try that. Thanks for the info, tho.

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