- Oct 26, 2020
I have this old gun. I've had it since I was sixteen, traded a .22 for it with a friend. He had cut the barrel and stock off with hacksaw, and that was it. So I added the nose-cap, off a 1903 Springfield I think. Later in life, but still early in life, I had a 'smith put on a scope for $20.
Back in the day, when I first started reloading, man I loaded this thing hot. Threw a flame out the muzzle like a jet engine. Shot a lot of deer and coyotes with it back when I was poor and this was all I had.
Lately I've had a Bushnell 1.5X-4X on it, but I never hunt with it and thought maybe I'd put that scope on my .350RemMag, and put some peeps on this. But then I noticed this shotgun scope on a shelf, covered in dust and thought I'd see if it fit okay. It did. I has a long eye-relief, as you can see, and the reticle has a circle around the cross-hairs. Although it's a shotgun scope for sure, it says "BSA Deer Hunter" on it. Perhaps for a rifled shotgun. ? It is 2.5X.
Anyhow, kind of looked saw-offed and strange to me at first, but now it's growing on me. Would you, friends and partners in crime, leave it, or go with the peep sights, which will take some work. ?
Again, I'm liking it, and might actually shoot it again, take it on a trek perhaps. She is a light and handy little thing. Just recently I got some PPU brass, and loaded up a bunch of 7.7, so she's got plenty of food.
So: "Yay or Nay"???? Leave it, or go peeps? This, the 350, and my bogus No.4(T), and my "Hawthorn Warrior" .22 are the only scoped rifles I have. Not big on scopes. But I'm liking this more and more.