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Old 12-29-2019, 05:57 PM
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WIN 52R bolt hitting scope question/s



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Hello:

I came across a post dealing w/ the Win 52R bolt hitting the ocular bell of the scope used. The person had this, along w/ other info, but I would like to know what this part of his post meant. "To grind the root either partially or completely is a rather simple solution and by doing so you can nearly mount anything you want, any way you want." Okay what & where is the root of the bolt handle? I thought I could use an EGW picatinny base w/ 0 MOA & a pair of Med to High Weaver rings but having the bolt altered gives me the willies. HELP!!!

Thanks again & again & again, Vince

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Old 12-29-2019, 06:20 PM
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I own two reproduction Model 52 Winchesters; a pencil barrel and a Zander's heavy barrel. The first has Leupold bases and rings and the HB has Weaver bases.

The bolts on both easily clear my scopes.

I have no idea why the person in question has a bolt that hits his scope's end bell but ANYONE who grinds ANY part of the rifle is not someone I want to know. Use higher rings or a scope with a smaller end bell but grinding the bolt handle anywhere is not kosher.... and I've done my best to be nice with my opinion.
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Old 12-30-2019, 11:27 AM
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Vince,
Just my .02 but ditto the above. I use the rings that came with the gun and a 3x9 by 40 RWS Air rifle scope. Works and shoots great.
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Old 12-30-2019, 11:44 AM
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If you want to use a 40 MM objective scope, you will generally need to use high or extra high rings to have the bolt clear the ocular. Many find that the scope mounted so high causes one to have to lift their cheek off or nearly off the comb to see through the scope. That problem can be markedly reduced by:
1. Grinding the bolt handle
2. Re-bending the bolt handle
3. reshaping the bolt knob

Here is an example of all three approaches on one of my custom C sporter bolts



P.S. I am sorry if I have offended doubs43 with this desecration.

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Old 12-30-2019, 03:59 PM
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Winchester solved this problem with the E model. Approx. the top half of the bolt handle is cut/ground off up to the bolt knob to provide scope clearance. The original bolt was made only to clear the small ocular of long barrel mounted scopes like the Unertl. Shooters have had this alteration (or something similar) performed in order to mount modern scopes close to the barrel. Not a mortal sin!
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:33 PM
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When I bought my Browning M52 in 1992. I had the bolt re-bent to clear the scope, had to modify the inletting of the stock... It was well worth it to have a good cheek-weld
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:17 PM
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Seems like a viable alternative. Hard to make your head bigger
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:44 PM
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Basic rule. Alter the cheapest part that easiest to replace.
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