Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mounting a scope to a S&W Model 617

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Highland Ranger, Apr 11, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    2,299
    Location:
    New Jersey Highlands
    Have a new Leupold pistol scope. Bought the rings and base that Leupold web site says fit the gun.

    No luck - rings do not fit the base.

    Base appears to have a rectangualr cross section, rings seem to want something with an angled cross section.

    The rings are Leupold Number 57385 "Detachable Medium Rings"

    The base is 53564 "Dual Dovetail S&W Classic Silver"

    It looks something like this: http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-s...andgun-mounts/

    I just had the same problem mounting a Nikon Prostaff to a Ruger 10/22 - can someone help me with the basic language - apparently there is no standard or multiple standards for rings and bases.

    Lucky I bought some see thru rings for the Ruger that do away with the base and just bolt right to the receiver. At least I got that one mounted.

    Started mounting them myslef because can't seem to get local folks to do it without banging up the gun. Frustrating hardware though - should be easier.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
  3. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    2,299
    Location:
    New Jersey Highlands
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    Yep! That's it!

    No screws involved.

    You insert the "foot" of the ring in the rectangle shaped hole in the base, 90 degrees from where it belongs.

    Then use a 1" rod to turn them into place. They get very tight as you turn them, and actually wedge tightly into place.
    Use a dab of grease on them to prevent galling.

    After they are both aligned with each other, take the screws out, remove the top half of the rings, and mount the scope in them.

    rc
     
  5. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    2,299
    Location:
    New Jersey Highlands
    thanks - going to look at the mount again. might be easier to see if somone has a weaver base for the 617
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page