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Old 10-03-2016, 06:18 AM
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Hi all,

I could really use your expert advice.

I have a good offer on my hand on a sa22. Can you tell me if the groves on the reciever are sufficient for mounting scope or reddot? As far as I see these groves are not standard and most people mount on the barrel making the takedown capacity limited. The seller tells me that he measured the groves to be 10 cm long and 12 mm apart. https://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/57f23e7c0a7d5/IMG_0745.JPG
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Thank you for your time.
Best regards, jos


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Old 10-03-2016, 07:03 AM
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First of all, Welcome to the forum!
It sounds like you have an early Belgian Browning from the late 50's to early 60's. You can easily mount a "tip-off" type of scope mount in the grooves. If you want to mount anything with a "Weaver-type" of mount, you can buy an adapter that will convert the grooves to the Weaver style of base. This will allow you to mount a red-dot or holosight without any problem. Check with Brownell's or Midway for this adapter.
Best of luck with it.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:13 AM
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My neighbor Bob.
Has a 1951 sa22
He drilled and tapped barrel.
Mounted scope on it.
Shoots fantastic.
Does not affect the takedown ability.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:02 AM
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I would suggest a .22 Rimfire scope on a weaver base. I have the Nikon .22 Rimfire 4X, but there is also a 3x9 which is very nice. You will be surprised at the accuracy of your rifle. I have had mine since 1960.

I would suggest you have the barrel D&T and either the Weaver or Leupold mount installed for you scope of choice.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:18 AM
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The grooves are for rimfire 3/8 dovetail mount. I've had scopes on just such a rifle and it worked fine. There is NO reason to drill and tap the barrel which would for sure devalue your rifle.
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Old 10-10-2016, 06:40 PM
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Can you tell me if the groves on the reciever are sufficient for mounting scope or reddot?
I'm not an expert, but I just did this. I ordered a pair (they come as a pair) of dovetail-to-weaver scope base adapter bases. I used one piece on each of two separate SA-22s for mounting red dots on them.

Order from Brownell's.

They fit tight, so I had to force them onto the dovetails. Another issue will be the length of the dovetails, which will mean the bases will be kind of close together, but a lightweight scope or red dot you will be fine.

Make sure to tighten the bases good, or the scope base you put on top will tend to loosen the adapters. Don't over-tighten the scope or dot base.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:08 AM
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Fantastic replies everyone! Thank you so much for helping out. Great advice. Very impressed to get so much hands-on detailed input. I will post a picture when I finish the operation :-)

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Old 10-13-2016, 06:23 PM
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I would suggest a .22 Rimfire scope on a weaver base. I have the Nikon .22 Rimfire 4X, but there is also a 3x9 which is very nice. You will be surprised at the accuracy of your rifle. I have had mine since 1960.

I would suggest you have the barrel D&T and either the Weaver or Leupold mount installed for you scope of choice.
VH. :Oman:



This+100

The browning mount. It's the best.
Tried the luepold mount.
Not as good.
I put a luepold 2x7 rimfire scope on mine.
Wow.
Did I say wow ?
Yes.
Very nice setup.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:20 PM
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What, no pics?
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:47 PM
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My error in not showing mine. This is a Weaver 2.5x8 X scope that I bought in 1960. It rode my savage 110L .270 for about 40 years. The Nikon Rimfire22 is smaller and looks much better in relation to the size of the rifle. I am getting psyched because rabbit season (cottontails) begins in a few weeks. The only way to hunt them is with a .22.


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