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K98 long eye relief scope setup.

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  1. Roamin_Wade

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    Has anyone done this? I’m thinking about scoping my k98 with the mount that attaches to the rear sight. Looking for feedback if you like it or not.
     
  2. mustanger98

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    A good while back, I thought about setting one up like that, but the kicker was getting the affordable and correct scope for it.
     
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  3. HankC

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    I bought a rear sight mount many years ago and have a long eye relief pistol scope but never bother to install on my military Mauser, I just leave the Mauser in the military original configuration and leave scopes to modern rifles and rifles I built on Mauser actions. I would say leave your Mauser alone!
     
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  4. Newtosavage

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    Last year, I took a chance on an older made-in-Japan Tasco 2x20 pistol scope with the intent of using it for a scout scope on my pre-64 Winchester 94. I think I gave $50 for it. Bottom line is I think it makes a better scout scope than it would a pistol scope. If you can find one, buy it. It's ideal for a 2x scout scope and the optics are very good. It is ideal on my rifle. I'm sure it would work great on your k98. If you want more magnification, I can highly recommend the 4x Weaver scout scope. Best scout scope out there, at any price IMO and I've owned two of them. I just wanted a lower magnification scope for my 94.
     
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  5. Roamin_Wade

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    I don’t know what it is but I like scoped rifles.
     
  6. juniorz525

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    I would even offer to try something like night vision scope, if you need to act in the evening or night as well. When I had to make a gift to my brother, who is a professional military man, I've simply visited AGM website ( https://www.agmglobalvision.com/ ) to choose a night vision stuff, because I know for sure that it will serve for a long time.
     
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  7. MikeInOr

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    Back in the 90's I used a couple of the B-Square no-drill scope mounts on some of my military surplus rifles. In my opinion, not worth the effort. I learned to enjoy my military rifles for what they are and stopped trying to make them something they aren't.

    If you have a mil surplus rifle that is already sporterized or bubba'd and doesn't have any collector value then just drill the receiver for a scope, you will be much better off.
     
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  8. chicharrones

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    I did this to my Swiss K31 many years ago using an S&K mount. http://www.scopemounts.com/index.html?main.html

    I did it with a 4x pistol scope. It worked okay, but the eye relief was too long to be really a good fit for the gun.

    I ended up pulling the rig off after I got new glasses that let me see the excellent sights a bit better.

    If I did it again, I'd get a "scout" scope with proper eye relief. My suggestion would be the Weaver 4x28 scout scope if you can find one, otherwise the Vortex 2-7 scout scope would be my runner up choice.

    I mean, we're talking about scoping a milsurp here, not turning it into a scout rifle, right?

    EDIT: Natchez still has some of the Weavers I mentioned.
     
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    If you ever D&T a military Mauser, be sure to be careful of the sight bases. The charger hump on the rear of the receiver of a military rifle requires a different sight base than commercial Mausers.
     
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    Oh, and the other way is to make it a "fake" but accurate German sniper model. Sarco and Numrich has period correct k98 Scope Mount replicas and did have replica scopes as well.
     
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  11. Dave DeLaurant

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    I went whole hog and had the rear sight removed as part of a general remodel, and had a shortened T/C picrail base installed in its place. Works great with some old 1.5x Tasco International pistol scopes that I bought on clearance a couple decades back, but these days I prefer mounting a red dot -- I'm fond of the entry-level Bushnell TRS-25.

    The backup front sight is a tritium shotgun bead mounted in front/center on the scope rail

    MauserScoutRifle02.jpg
     
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  12. Dave DeLaurant

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    Karl and Ian demonstrate the functionality of this faux rig, along with some of the zeroing challenges:

     
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  13. mustanger98

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    If we're talking about the B-square mount, there's no modification. It's just swapping the rear tangent out for the rail that fits in its place. Not only can it be done, and undone, in under five minutes, it's not totally out of line with one of the German arrangements (although the German system retained the rear sight).

    Edited: Dave DeLaurent's post shows the system I was thinking of. Those guys told stuff I hadn't heard before.
     
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