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Scope on Winchester 94

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by sharkman, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. sharkman

    sharkman Member

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    I have a 30-30 Winchester 94 that someone mounted a scope on. Weaver side mount, Bushnell scope. Problem is, in order for the turrets not to interfere with ejection the scope is rotated about 70 degrees to the left. So, the reticle is rotated as well. Kinda makes it hard make adjustments!

    Is there a scope mount, or scope that will work with this rifle and have a normal sight picture?
     
  2. Fyrstyk

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    I had one of those rifles with a side mount, I just mounted the scope 90 degrees from normal so the ejected brass would not hit the L/R turret. By doing this, the normal L/R adj turret becomes the up/down adj turret, and vice versa.
     
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  3. sharkman

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    Had that thought as well. Unfortunately it looks like the scope hits the rail so it won’t go all the way to 90 degrees
     
  4. Fyrstyk

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    I am somewhat confused. I have no problem rotating my scope. Could you show a picture?
     
  5. 25-20 WCF

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    I used a Weaver K2.5 in a Weaver side mount on a 1950s-vintage M94, the ejected cases did not hit the scope turret with the scope in the normal orientation. Is the OP certain he has that problem?
     
  6. Sav .250

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    Unless a scope is needed. Maybe it`s time to think about a Peep sight. J s/n.
     
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  7. sharkman

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    Top picture shows how scope has been rotated as far as it will go, hitting the scope mount. Other two show overall orientation of scope.

    A little history...Rifle belongs to my brother, he inherited it from Dad a few years ago. Now he wants my help getting it zero’d so nephew can hunt with it. I’ve never fired it so I can’t say how it works with scope in normal orientation, planning a range day next week. I do remember the odd orientation of the scope and dad’s explanation that it had to do with ejection.

    If it was mine I’d go with iron sights but I’m trying to get scope mounted correctly for my nephew.
     
  8. Fyrstyk

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    Based on the pictures, I think you may need to get some higher rings so the turret can be turned the full 90 degrees. The other option (I don't particularly like it but it may work for you) is to move the scope back (towards the shooter) with the turrets on the inside of the near scope ring, or move the scope forward. Eye relief becomes an issue with both options.
     
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  9. d2wing

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    I have a side mount on a 94 mounted normally and don't have any problems. Maybe you can space it out?
     
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