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Is it practical to have more than one scope for any given rifle, each serving it's own purpose and to be used under different conditions.  That could be intergchanged, without having to sight each in again.  Are there mounts that allow you to remove a scope and replace it with another WITHOUT having to sight it in again?  Seems to me that there could be allot less "compromise" in selecting a scope if you could.
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Absolutely...

Badger, Larue Tactical's Aimpoint mount, Talley, all make QD rings and all have returned to the original POI for me.

 

The Talleys were always within 1/4" from original POI. Acceptable.

The Badgers and LT's went back on dead nuts.  

 

I'm sure there may be more out there, but these rings have worked for me personally. And believe me Brother, I have taken them to task..... 

 

 

That's why I spend the coin to get the best rings and bases I can afford.

When I go off on some out of state big game hunt or shoot somewhere, I ALWAYS take a back up scope mounted up with QD rings.

 

I've seen you start posting on here and would like to welcome you to The OT.

 

Welcome!! 

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Thanks for the Welcome .... Great Forums

 

I always get great answers .... always different opinions each with there own perspective, allot of people with allot of knowledge.  I'm even starting to understand where the "big name" repliers are "coming from" ... meaning "what their thought process" is all about.

 

Getting back to the mounts thing .... it looks like, as of today anyway,  that I have decided on a Savage 12VLP (Varmint Low Profile) ... the thing that's still up in the air is the caliber (.223 or .22-250) ... today I'm leaning back towards .22-250 .... hopefully I'll get off the fence this week and place my order .... ANYWAY ... it seems that ideally I would like two different scopes ..... one that I would use at the range (100 yard) and short range small game hunting .... and a second that I would use primarily for 100/150 yards and longer. (up to 400-500 yards) .... reasoning is that I won't find any single scope that EXCELLS at both of these tasks ...

 

Does that sound about right to you guys? 

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BTW .... I have this scope coming (for my Sporterized Springfield 1903A3) and I'm thinking of using it as my "one that I would use at the range (100 yard) and short range small game hunting" scope

 


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.... and then getting a second that would be my "longer range" scope .... I haven't mount the ZEISS yet so this is this time for me to decide ....

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An outstanding choice!!

 

The 3-9 Conquest is the best scope in it's class, period.

You'd have to pay twice that amount to get a "better" scope.

 

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So let me tell you the situation and see where we go from here ...

 

Right now I have a Weaver Classic K4 on my Springfield .... I bought it back in the 60's .... the scope mounts and all were on it when I got it ... here's the url to a picture of the current setup ... (gosh I love technology)

 

     http://www.cyberfanatics.com/scope.jpg   (copy and paste into browser)

 

You can see that it's a two piece base ... and I think they are Weaver rings ..... what do I need to do from here?

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For that setup, and assuming you still are thinking QD mounts, I'd go with Talley QD lever mounts and bases. 

With the Conquest. Right? 

 

I had the screw lock type and they are nice.

 

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I guess the question are ....

 

1. Can I use the existing two piece mounts on the springfield?

 

2. What rings do I get for the new ZEISS so I can mount it on the Springfield?

 

3.  What base do I get for the Savage 12VLP so I can mount the ZEISS on there as well?

 

 

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Oh yeah .... you also said

 

"The Talleys were always within 1/4" from original POI. Acceptable.

The Badgers and LT's went back on dead nuts." .... any reason why I would not want a solution using the Badgers or LT's?  

 

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I DO Realize (or at least I think I do) .... that the ZEISS will NOT remain "zeroed in" when moved between between these two guns (the springfield and the savage) BUT once zeroed in, for example on the Savage, I could then switch between two scopes on the Savage (both zeroed for that rifle)
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Originally posted by macky macky wrote:

Oh yeah .... you also said

 

"The Talleys were always within 1/4" from original POI. Acceptable.

The Badgers and LT's went back on dead nuts." .... any reason why I would not want a solution using the Badgers or LT's?  

 

The Talleys are more for a hunting style rig, the Badger's and LT's are tactical in design and price.

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Pretty Amazing ... I dug this out while poking around ...

 

First, I found that the bases are Weaver 2 Piece Bases .... #54 Rear, #55 Front ....

 

I also found out that it is a 1903 ..... not an 03A3 .... it was a "Rock Island" manufactured rifle ... S/N 104746

 

Really wild .... a piece of history that shoots great and looks great too

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Originally posted by macky macky wrote:

I also found out that it is a 1903 ..... not an 03A3 .... it was a "Rock Island" manufactured rifle ... S/N 104746

 

That's also the first high powered rifle I ever shot... 

Dad got it off a guy who owed him some money.

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If you can handle the price of the Badger thats the way to go.

 

I have used Leupolds quick release on several TC Encore  barrels with good results. Leupold says they return to within 1in of point of impact.

 

The idea of having multiple optics for one rifle is quite realistic I have done that using an aimpoint,  a 3-9 and a fixed 20X on the same rifle. 

 

"Thats also the first high powered rifle I ever shot..."   Me Too

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I got a Savage #12 VLP in 22-250 over the summer and mounted a B&L Elite 4000 6-24x40 AO fine plex on it.  Right now, I just have Leupold STD rings and bases, but it's pretty accurate out of the box.  I also picked up an LE2B at the same time and have been fiddling with that, mostly, so the VLP has seen limited duty.  I do switch a Leuplod Standard Police between a FN FAL and an SP1 and at 100 yds, they both coincide to my chargrin.  Minor adjustmets are needed, but nothing outrageous. 

 

Anyhow, the 22-250 is a nice little round.  223 is obviously more common, cheaper and more plentiful.

 

I put a Zeiss Conqueset 4.5-14x50 on the LE2B and enjoy it a lot.

 

Take care and keep us posted, Chris

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Yea  I'd enjoy putting a Conquest 4.5-14x50 on my coyote light winchester M70.  I took the pup down to have it glass bedded today. Now all I need to do is win the lottery in the next 3 weeks.
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I may be misunderstanding all that you want to do, but if you are wanting to be able to switch your Conquest with say Badger Rings from the one gun you mentioned to the other mentioned....?? It's not likely that the base slots will be at the proper spacing to do this unless you use a standard picatinny rail on both guns.

You may also want to consider the Elite 4200 4-16 for that 22-250, the objective can focus down to 10 yards.

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