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Old 10-16-2020, 10:41 PM
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I bought one a year or two ago, one of those "been in the closet for 50 years" guns.
I pulled it out of the stock to help someone out with pics of the carrier mechanism, and realized that there wasn't a spec of powder residue to be found anywhere inside the rifle. Wow.

So, I find myself wanting to scope this rifle (it has the grooves).
And I want to put the right kind of scope on it. But I want good glass.
So what "modern" scopes are out there that won't look out of place on a classic old beehive Remington?
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:26 PM
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2-7 Leupold gloss?
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:56 PM
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Rem beehive

I have a Leupold gloss 3x9 AO on my beehive. Looks like just the right size.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:58 AM
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I shoot steel and hunt squirrels with my 512X and have stayed with the M-8 4X Leupold with Millet engraved medium rings. Have had thoughts of going with more power but I want to stay with gloss finish scope. Love the old 5-teen rifles.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:29 AM
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Bandit1250 - I like that setup. Nice and low, looks like the center of the scope would align to your eye with a natural weld on that stock.
I envision something like that for mine. I have a couple of straight 6X scopes here but one is a Vortex and the other a matte Leupold M8. Neither would look right on it. And that matters to me these days.

I would think an older Redfield might be a good match as well.

BTW - what rings are you using?
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:50 AM
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Bandit1250 - I like that setup. Nice and low, looks like the center of the scope would align to your eye with a natural weld on that stock.
I envision something like that for mine. I have a couple of straight 6X scopes here but one is a Vortex and the other a matte Leupold M8. Neither would look right on it. And that matters to me these days.

I would think an older Redfield might be a good match as well.

BTW - what rings are you using?
The rings are medium engraved Millet angle loc. I have a M-8 6X and 3-9x40 Leupolds in gloss finish with the parallax I set for 55 yds that looked good on this rifle when I tried them. I also have a gloss 3-9 Leupold Compact AO that may end up on this rifle that I took off my wife's CZ Grand Finale.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:04 AM
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Go old school ..... Lepould, Redfield, Burris, Weaver . You can find used nice ones, gloss finish and small eye piece. Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-17-2020, 12:10 PM
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My ‘67 Model 781 came with an era 4X32 MIJ scope, labeled “Verano”. I intended to put a newer scope on it but man, it shoots very well with that glass out to 75 yards. It’s a great rig for fast cycling of shots. I agree with a simple scope as mentioned above, and there are usually a few older ones in the Classifieds here.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:27 PM
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My first choice is nearly always the Leupold 3-9 w/AO, but the 2-7 Rimfire model is nice too. If you want a true period scope, try to find a "baby Redfield"
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:45 PM
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I have mounted 4 3x9x33's Leupolds on my rimfires, they look great, size wise and appearance,(gloss of course), the 2x7's just seem a little dark sometimes. Remingtons, Winchester, and of course Kimbers, all classic finish just look great with something a little smaller than 40 mm's.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:09 PM
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I have a Weaver K3-W that could be a good match aesthetically. But I was hoping for both more magnification and more modern glass. Still, it has a somewhat small duplex and its blued steel....
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:06 AM
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For any .22 rifle that will be shot from the shoulder, anything over 4X is too much. Shooting from the bench is entirely different. You could do worse than one of the so-called shotgun scopes in the 1.5X to 3X range.
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:18 PM
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Another very good but less costly scope (than the Leupold 3-9x33mm) is the Clearidge 3-9x32mm Ultra Rimfire. They're made in Japan and have great glass and a variety of reticles. I'd say that they are 90+% as good as the now retired VX2 3-9x33mm Leupold EFR for about half the cost.

In case you're wondering, I have 4 of these Clearidge scopes and 5 Leupold scopes and I'm happy with them all!

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Old 10-18-2020, 09:22 PM
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For any .22 rifle that will be shot from the shoulder, anything over 4X is too much. Shooting from the bench is entirely different. You could do worse than one of the so-called shotgun scopes in the 1.5X to 3X range.
I am older now and not as steady now as before but I have been shooting a 3x9 from the shoulder for many years. If not steady enough it can be turned down to 6 power and still have 9 power in reserve for rest shooting.

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