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Old 07-02-2017, 05:23 PM
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Remington 511 side scope base, where to start?



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I have my very first rifle, a Remington 511 that I have decided I want to scope. I'm not worried about ruining any value as I will not sell this ever. I just want to enjoy the rifle more and appreciate it for what it is. I'm 100% fine with it having to be drilled and tapped. Yes, I could buy another with a grooved receiver but this is the rifle I grew up shooting and just want to get it out more.

I'd like to keep the thing period correct. I know that Weaver made a ton of 3/4" side mounts and that is what I am interested in. Does anybody have any experience with these? What type of the N mount do I need? N1, N2, N3, N4, etc? Do I need the base that is sold on MidwayUSA or is there one mount/ring setup that screws directly to the receiver after it is drilled and tapped?

I saw a picture of a 511 with a Weaver N mount, and the stock did not have any wood removed at all. If I could do this the same way, removing no material I would be thrilled. Thank you in advance.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:48 AM
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Buy two #43 Weaver bases and have your receiver drilled and tapped. I've done two 513T's this way.

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Oops... Missed the part where you wanted a side mount.
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Weaver N2 would be the correct one to use - no wood modification required - my nos one has an instruction sheet listing it as fitting 511 + most other 5teens - sorry but i can't post pictures because of photobucket -
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:18 AM
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Thank you for all the input, it really is appreciated. The hunt begins.
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Thank you for all the input, it really is appreciated. The hunt begins.
They show up on e-bay occasionally.

I bought a NOS one there.

Be forewarned, they are sought after.

Make your max bid in the closing seconds and make sure to bid what you are willing to pay.

I paid $26 with the shipping for mine.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:35 AM
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I'm using a N3 on mine.Used the black loctite to attach to the reciever.Watch the big site as you can get the mount and scope together.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:08 AM
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the N3 is proper for a high scope mounting on Mossberg + Savage bolt actions according to my Lyman spec sheet -
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:36 PM
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I suspect (but do not know) that you could also use a
Havlin Sales side mount made for the Mossberg .22s:

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That mount adds nice versatility to those who want to use 1" scopes. Great idea.

Is the Weaver N2 tall enough to allow use of the iron sights as well? I'm only going to be mounting a Weaver B4, no crazy bells or anything so the tube isn't going to be very large.

I know the N3 allows it, but I wouldn't like having to lift my head up that high to use the scope. While I can't have it all, i'd like to be able to use irons if I choose to even if there isn't much room.
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N2 too low to use irons - hi mount will require higher comb to have a cheek weld when using scope - Havlin mount has completely different bolt pattern + spacing then the proper Remington mounts -
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