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10/22 Scope Mount Advice

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by FuriousGeorge, May 15, 2012.

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  1. FuriousGeorge

    FuriousGeorge Member

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    I'm picking up my first 10/22 tomorrow and have a Nikon 3x9x40 I plan on using with it. My question is: What's more appropriate for 100 target and plinking: low or medium height mounts?
     
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    Unless you have an aftermarket stock with a really high cheek rest, use the lowest mount you can, for whatever type of shooting you're doing. Ideally you would use the same cheek weld with a scope that you would with your iron sights. The higher your mounts, the more difficult this becomes.
     
  3. jmr40

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    Always use the lowest mounts that work with your rifle/scope/mount combo. Lows should work fine with this set up, but depending on the type of rings you select mediums may be needed. Not every company's low's are exactly the same.
     
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    I've had a few different styles over the years and prefer the Talley 10/22 mount. They attaches directly to the receiver eliminating the rail. They are a perfect match with the Mueller APV scope.

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    Dednutz

    I agree with Madcratebuilder's suggestion to eliminate the rail. Want to take it a step further? Eliminate the rail and Use a Dednutz one-piece base. No lapping or alignment is neccessary. I even put a thin layer of epoxy under it :eek: for additional rigidity. My Mueller APV scope ain't goin' nowhere!
     
  6. FuriousGeorge

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    Sleazy, that's exactly the mounts I'm considering. Thanks all! I'll be ordering the DNZ low mounts.
     
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    The Dednutz base, a must for the 10/22 in my (biased) opinion:

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  8. FuriousGeorge

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    Ugh... I just realized that 1) my scope is too long and won't let the stock fit in the bag if when attached and 2) low rings maybe too low and will interfere with taking apart the rifle. I think I might actually need some QD rings.
     
  9. AK47TIM

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    Look at Warne QD medium rings it should just clear the rear sight with that 40mm scope.

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  10. TonyAngel

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    Generally, get the lowest ones that you can get comfortable with. Another thing that you might consider is how much internal elevation adjustment your scope has.

    I'm only mentioning this because you mention shooting at 100 yards. If you decide to go out to farther than 100 yards, you may run out of adjustment. With a 50 yard zero, I have to dial in roughly 8 minutes of elevation to get to 100 yards and about twice that to get from 100 to 150.

    If you plan to shoot farther than 100 yards, I'd suggest getting a mounting system with at least 20 minutes of elevation built in.
     
  11. FuriousGeorge

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    I hadn't considered running out of elevation. Thanks for the tip! I'm going to orderr a set of both low and medium rings just to be safe.

    I also read the stock rail base that comes with the 10/22 is somehow inferior to aftermarket ones
    Is there any truth to that?
     
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