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Removable rds and scope...what do I need?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by whatever, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. whatever

    whatever Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    I'm looking at getting a takedown 10/22 for kicks and grins. I really want to be able to run both a red dot and a scope depending on my mood. I know there are scopes out there (or more specifically, rings) that will allow me to attach/ detach at will and will return to zero. Are there any products out there that allow the same thing for red dots? Can I have a deatchable scope and red dot on the same rifle? What products would I need?

    Forgive me if my question is a bit elementary, but I am not well versed in optics, rails, rings, etc.
  2. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Participating Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Yep. Just get a 3/8 to 5/8 (picatinny) adapter. Then use quick releases for either... Usually for the rings itll be two separate quick release levers. But itll work just fine.
  3. henschman

    henschman Senior Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    The only QD rings I have experience with are the Leupold QRW rings. They worked as advertised... within a MOA or so of zero after removal and re-installation.
  4. jmr40

    jmr40 Mentor

    May 26, 2007
    As long as you have a base with slots in it instead of the simple rail used on many 22's any Weaver, or Weaver style ring works just fine. Been using them for decades and they always return close enough to zero. You can spend the money for rails and QD mounts, but it only takes a few seconds with a screwdriver to change optics mounted in Weavers. I keep a leatherman or some other multi-tool near me all the time anyway.
  5. OpticsPlanet

    OpticsPlanet Active Member

    Oct 14, 2011
    Northbrook, IL
    Two things will go a long way to helping you return to zero after removing and reinstalling an optic.

    1> Returning to the same address (location) on the mount - you will see some rails and forends on AR-style rifles that have numbered slots for this reason.

    2> Tightening the optic down to the same torque value each time - an inch-pound torque screwdriver will allow you to be consistent, and to achieve the manufacturers specs... not too loose (bad) and not too tight (worse).

    I bought a Wheeler Fat Wrench a couple of years ago, and I was surprised at how many things I had not tightened to spec on my own optics.

    This is the one I have:


    Mark H.

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