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Scoping a Remington 511

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MilsurpShooter, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. MilsurpShooter

    MilsurpShooter Well-Known Member

    Long story short, I managed to get my remington 511 all fit and finished (New magazine, bolt, few screws and a replacement front sight)

    Rifle was given to me with a Weaver C6 and a Weaver ".22 Tipoff" type mount that fit into the grooves on the reciever. Fit good, solid, but when I was testing it at the range I found that the scope needed to be adjusted. So I sat there for 10 minutes trying to figure out how exactly to go about doing that. Wasn't until one of the range officers who had a 511 with the same type of setup told me the windage adjustment was busted off the scope and I'd need a new one.

    Now, let me be the first to admit that I'm pretty much an optics noob. I've been searching Midway and the like but not having much luck or just finding something that looks like it will work but I can't be 100% sure. So:

    What type of scope mount am I looking for to fit the grooved reciever of this rifle?

    And if anyone has any recommendations for a decent fixed power scope for 75 yard target shooting/Squirrels, groundhog and other pest eradication, I'd appreciate it

    Thanks in Advance everyone.
  2. Essex County

    Essex County Well-Known Member

    For what it's worth, I favor a 1" fixed 4X on my rimfires. I can heartily recomend the Nikon rimfire Pro Staff. Without checking, I think Weaver can fix you up with a 1" Mount.......Good Luck, Essex
  3. dagger dog

    dagger dog Well-Known Member

    You need as you stated "tip off 3/8" grooved" Weaver makes a big selection also Midway has a Weaver Fit Chart. and I'm pretty sure the 511 will be on the chart.
    The next thing is the scope. Essex had the right idea with the fixed 4x it's a good all around. If your eyes are any thing like mine the extra magnification of a 3X9 variable is a welcome fix for older eyes. You have to watch out for the objective bell size when using 3/8' grooved tip offs as the ring height (for objective bell to barrel clearence) is limited. Usually a good quality 4X will be 32mm or there abouts. The 3X9 variable will come a little larger in the low 40's which may give some mounting problems with the tip off rings. You want the rings to be 1" that is the tube size for most rimfire scopes.Dont opt for a 7/8" scope and rings you probably won't be pleased with the optic quality of these smaller tubes, as they can be very dim.
    Bushnell make exellent quality entry level scopes The Sportsman Series is a good choice. The Sweet 22 is also a nice .22 rime fire scope in a variable type by BSA , it comes with bullet drop drums calibrated for 36 38 40 gr bullets. Leapers also makes some good entry level scopes. Natchez Shooter Supplies carrys full lines of all the above mentioned plus a whole lot more.
    Dontcha just love solving these kinds oproblems!?
  4. MilsurpShooter

    MilsurpShooter Well-Known Member

    Gentlemen, very much appreciated. I'll be browsing Midway tomorrow to buy what I need. Was looking at all the wrong things it appears lol. Again thanks and I'll try to post up a target when I get it sighted.

    This is why I love THR lol
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Well-Known Member

    I have a BSA 6-18x40mm on my 511. Works great and was not that expensive. Kills what ever I put the cross hairs on no matter what. Infact today it collected a squirrel that was stedy throwing acorn hulls on the top of the shade I was shooting under. Shooting it with my 308 was not a good idea.

    For mounts any of the 22 tip off mounts will work.

    4x is a good choice if you want a variable then a 3-9 or 3-12 or even a 4-16 would be great.

    My 511x is on the bottom in this picture.

  6. Elm Creek Smith

    Elm Creek Smith Well-Known Member

    I put my old Weaver K2.5 in Weaver "tip-off" rings on my Marlin 15Y for my grandson to use when the little Tasco 4x15 reticle started spinning inside the tube. The duplex reticle in the K2.5 works like range lines.


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