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Old 01-21-2020, 10:43 AM
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Is there any scope mount for these? Or is the only way to mount a scope is to have the barrel drilled and tapped for scope blocks?
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Old 01-21-2020, 12:12 PM
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Something needs to be drilled, normally the barrel for scope blocks or a dovetail rail. I whittled this mount from angle iron and parkerized it on the kitchen stove. The rifle was beyond economical restoration and is now .22 mag.
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:12 PM
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Something needs to be drilled, normally the barrel for scope blocks or a dovetail rail. I whittled this mount from angle iron and parkerized it on the kitchen stove. The rifle was beyond economical restoration and is now .22 mag.
"Whittled it out of angle iron" ? Nice work, but seems like a lot of work. Like me? More time than money? I have a friend that has a 12/15 that has been rechambered to .22 Mag also.

I guess I will talk to the local gunsmith about D&T of the barrel.
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:45 PM
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They lend themselves to the barrel mounted traditional, ext. adj. target scopes rather than the 'modern' type. Issue is getting the eye relief of the scope right for your favored position. Once you have a scope propped up on top to see where mounts would go you may realize maybe only the front end behind the bell could have a ring on it, if the scope has a long enough body.
There have been some cantilevered rails that mount on the barrel and reach back over the action. You have to be careful with those so you still have room to load and it it eject. Note how the homemade sidemount one sits high and is clearanced over the port.
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They lend themselves to the barrel mounted traditional, ext. adj. target scopes rather than the 'modern' type. Issue is getting the eye relief of the scope right for your favored position. Once you have a scope propped up on top to see where mounts would go you may realize maybe only the front end behind the bell could have a ring on it, if the scope has a long enough body.
There have been some cantilevered rails that mount on the barrel and reach back over the action. You have to be careful with those so you still have room to load and it it eject. Note how the homemade sidemount one sits high and is clearanced over the port.
Plan on using a Lyman SuperTarget Spot in 20X or 25X. These should be long enough.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:32 PM
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Picture site showing scope base

try this on for a nice rifle

Look down in this section and see a dovetailed mt

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Old 02-02-2020, 02:45 PM
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The old Lyman All American scopes usually have a long tube which should help positioning the scope for proper eye relief. And the Redfield scope base for the Contender has been used also for mounting
scopes on the little martini's. There is a flat section at the rear of the base which should go over the front section of the action's receiver ring. Hope this may be of some help to you. Frank
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Old 03-10-2020, 04:20 AM
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My 12/15 has scope grooves milled straight into the barrel, before I reverted to the parker-hale aperture sights I bought a cheap and nasty chinese scope designed for long eye relief and it worked very well indeed but the scope had something fall on it and so I went back to the p-h sights.
I use the smallest aperture and a flat topped post at the front and it's good enough for rabbit head shots at up to 100 yards, I say up to as it prints very well on targets at that range but I've always managed to get closer to the rabbits than that and subsonic hollow points do the business well. Mine also has a silencer (parker hale again) and the only real noise is the click as the striker hits so the other rabbits only hear their warren mate thrashing around, as they do, and it hasn't affected them.
Unfortunately we have rabbit plague (myxi) and they are only starting to make a comeback in my neck of the woods; the farmers are happy though.
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Old 03-10-2020, 07:33 AM
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I use the Weaver 92A one piece base to scope mount the 1215.



Because of the taper of the barrel this base needs sanded in to be level.



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Old 03-10-2020, 01:00 PM
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Those are a lot different gun than what im used to seeing.
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And if you feel the need to move the scope a bit more rearward as I did, this works very well.
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:49 PM
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Brownell's makes 3/8 inch dovetail aluminum bar stock that comes in 12 or 18 inch lengths. I used a 6 inch length of it attached to the barrel of my 12/15 with two D&T'd holes to mount a scope. Works like a charm.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:20 PM
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The more I think about it, I may just leave it as it is. It seems a shame to drill holes in the rifle.
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:28 PM
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This is mine. The scope is older than the rifle.
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