For My Savage 340 222Rem

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I ordered this combo from Cameraland at a better price than this (their last one) to use with and on my venerable old Savage 340 in 222Rem. A friend got the same set to use on his 22-250 and likes it. Neither of us are "dialers", so the set might be the ticket for me on my budget these days...Thank you FJB...


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i have a couple of 340/840 savages kicking around. the bolt handles wont clear the rear objective and the swell where the turrets are wont clear the scope mount. only an older weaver or older bushnell worked out for me. hope you have better luck....
 
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If the handle clears the bell, could notch the mount to clear the turret assembly.
Failing that i just got an order of cool old scopes and id be happy to send you nice japan Bushnell that should work fine
 
I have the same rifle, and it wears an old Bushnell Sportview 3-9x32. But the optics are starting to get a bit cloudy and I was just thinking that I'll be needing to find another scope for it at some point. Please let us know how it fits on your rifle, if it works nicely I'll definitely look into it!

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Thats a NICE one! Always loved the Savage 340/Stevens 325. Almost bought one in .222 Rem but the Rem 788 was just out in .223 for 99.99. Got that. looked around for a 340 in .22 Hornet. Got a Ruger M77/22H. Finally found a nice Stevens 325 30-30 thats funner to shoot than either of the others. Enjoy yours.:thumbup:
 
I ordered this combo from Cameraland at a better price than this (their last one) to use with and on my venerable old Savage 340 in 222Rem. A friend got the same set to use on his 22-250 and likes it. Neither of us are "dialers", so the set might be the ticket for me on my budget these days...Thank you FJB...


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Who makes that scope mount? Side attach, correct? Thanks.
 
Thats a NICE one! Always loved the Savage 340/Stevens 325. Almost bought one in .222 Rem but the Rem 788 was just out in .223 for 99.99. Got that. looked around for a 340 in .22 Hornet. Got a Ruger M77/22H. Finally found a nice Stevens 325 30-30 thats funner to shoot than either of the others. Enjoy yours.:thumbup:
I had a 788 in 223 with the longer barrel back when they came out. I put a 10X Weaver on it and was Hal on the coyotes.
If the handle clears the bell, could notch the mount to clear the turret assembly.
Failing that i just got an order of cool old scopes and id be happy to send you nice japan Bushnell that should work fine
I had a 3-9X32 Banner on it but dropped it right on the eyepiece. It now has a droop and wiggles. I gave it to a neighbor kid to play with. It's now his pirate telescope. ;)

I have Weaver K 2.5, K 3, K 4, and KV I could put on it but want something with 7 to 9X top power. My stepson needed some sort of scope for now to put on the Mossy Patriot KUIU Vias 243 I just got for me, but he's been the best son a guy could have for the last 43 years. I was happy to give it to him on loan for the next 43 years, and he dug in my old scope box and pulled out a 3-9 Sportview he liked. Those inexpensive Jap scopes were pretty good for the price.

I mounted and bore sighted it for him. My grandson just conned me out of my 340 30-30; his dad has the 325 30-30 he got for $5.00, sans bolt. I found one on GB for it. The headspace was fine, so they both have 30-30s on 43 year loan. 🙃
 
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Resist the urge and temptation to “over-scope” it.
I have an inexpensive Tasco 2.5-10x on my Howa 1500 mini in 6.5Grendel. It’s perfect for the rifle and its purpose. My Remington Model-7 in .223 wears an older Bushnell 4-12 with an adjustable objective. It’s also very well adapted to the purpose.
My Model -7 in 7mm-08 wears a Leupold Vari-X III 2.5-8x scope which I consider the epitome of big game hunting scopes.
My little Marlin M1894CL in .218Bee wears a Leupold compact 2-7 Vari-X II. It too is a perfect fit.
 
The old 340 is unique in appearance.
Id have slapped a vintage Weaver V7 on it to maintain the look
I wish I had one. I used one on an 03-A3 I turned into a 270 sporter. I was given the barrel, and a guy came into the store with a Bishop sporter stocked 03-A3 that had a 1 1/4" tang crack. He ordered a synthetic and gave me the wood stock. Out came my drill, a hair dryer, and some epoxy I mixed and heated up to semi-runny, and the crack was stabilized. I had the Weaver under my bench at the shop, given to me by a customer when I sold him a Vari-X III 2.5-8 and mounted & bore sighted it for him for free. I had a single stage trigger from who knows where.

Those Springfields were easy-peasy to re-barrel; just crank off the old and crank on the new to the witness marks, and I had my 270 with the Weaver on top. I took this antelope with it that fall. My great stepson now has the rifle. He shot his first deer with it many years ago. Man! I'm old.
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The one to the far left was shot with the cobbled together 03-A3 270 wearing the Weaver.
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As many supposed, and as I thought might be the case, the Sig will only work if I remove the rear sight, which I won't be doing, so the Weaver K-4 on it right now gets to sit where it's at. I have a funky KV 2 3/4-5 Weaver that is the same dimensions as the K-4, but the K-4 is a later scope with far better optics than the old KV.

I have another broken Banner 3-9X32 that would fit, so the quest begins to find one. 🧗‍♂️🚵‍♂️🛻🛩️⛩️🔭🔎
 
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I’ve managed to mount a Banner 3-9 x 40 on mine but it’s a close fit and needs a trick to get the bolt lever to clear. I got the tall weaver side mount and that gets it to clear the rear sight. It does leave the scope slightly left of the barrel. I also have to wiggle the clamp to the side so it isn’t fitted correctly but it has held fine so far. The last trick gets the bolt to clear.
 
one of mine has a 2.5 to 8 scopechief on it. top of the line bushnell back when. something to watch for.
They were excellent scopes, yes. :cool::cool:

I liked the 3-9 Command Post for where we hunt. I could have a wide open long shot, or I could jump something while still hunting in the thick junipers, manzanita, or mahogany and liked a post reticle then.
 
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