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I was just given a Remington Game Master 760 and want to put an entry-level scope on it.  I know utterly nothing about how to do this -- that is, I think I've found the scope that I want, but don't know how to go about mounting it. 

 

The scope that I've found is only a scope (no rings, mounts, anything.)  Is there some sort of standard adapter or baseplate that will fit that particular gun to a wide range of scopes, or is there one particular mount that matches that exact scope to that exact gun?

 

Thanks for helping out a noob.

 

S.

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Welcome to The OT!

 

Can you give us a little more info??

 

What scope are you considering?

What type of shooting?? 

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cheaptrick,

 

I'm considering a Nikon ProStaff Riflescope (3-9 x 40).  Why?  1. L.L. Bean is nearby. 2. Nikon is a big (trusted) name in optics. 3. The price ($150) isn't so cheap that it alarms me but fits my budget.

 

I'll be using it for deer and moose, so it needs to gather good light.

 

Also, someone told me to have it mounted so I can still use the iron sights in case the scope fogs up, but I don't know what this is called.

 

Thanks for the comeback and whatever advice you can offer.

 

S.

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I would not recommend a Nikon Pro-Staff, to be honest.  I think it is an insult to Nikon's name.

I would look at Nikon Buckmaster 3-9x40 (~$200), Bushnell Elite 3200 3-9x40 or 2-7x32 (~$175), Bushnell Elite 4200 (~$260) or Burris Fullfield II 2-7x35 or 3-9x40 (~$160 to $175).

As for the mounting solutions.  A lot of companies makes bases and rings.  If you worry about the scope fogging up I would get a Bushnell Elite scope which has Rainguard coatings that make it fog less. 

See-throuhg mounts are uniformly useless.  If you want to be able to use iron sights fairly quickly, consider some sort of quick-detachable mounts.  You would need to get bases and rings.  I am pretty sure Warne makes Maxima bases for your rifle, and their QD rings are pretty good too.

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Welcome Sailor!

 

 You probably have about as many mounting options available for that rifle as there are for any model ever made. The bad news is that it can be very confusing to choose one because of that very fact. Generally speaking, a base is screwed onto the rifle's receiver into the holes that are drilled and tapped into it. (If the gun is not drilled, you will need to take it to a gunsmith.) The base must be manufactured for that model or model family of rifle. A compatable set of rings is then fastened to the base by various means. Many brands of rings are interchangable among the different manufacturers' bases as long as the same style is used.  For example, Leupold PRW rings fit on Weaver cross-slot bases, as do Burris' ZEE rings, as do some of Warne's rings. Burris makes turn-in, windage- adjustable rings that fit Leupold turn-in bases. There are dozens of similar examples. Browse the SWFA store pages under Rings and Bases to get more of an idea of the different styles available.

  I'll leave it to others to suggest what to go with, except to warn you away from a mounting system which allows you to see the iron sights through a "tunnel" under the scope. These are ALWAYS a mistake. Quick detach, "throw lever" rings are a much better solution if you really feel you will ever be able to see anything with iron sights that you wouldn't be able to see a whole lot better through a GOOD scope.

 Once the rings are fastened to the base, the scope is set into the rings, twisted level, slid back and forth until proper eye-relief is achieved, and tightened down. Then it can be sighted in, barring any alignment problems.

  For the budget you have limited yourself to, I would try to find a (used?)  fixed 4X of perhaps better optical quality. Nothing wrong with that Nikon, it just isn't in the same league as their top-end,(expensive) stuff.

 

Edited to add: I see that Koshkin types a little faster than I do, and is a lot less merciful regarding the scope you had your eye on, than I was!



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How about this http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7682&PN=1 from a regular here @ O.T. Great optics, extremely rugged and in some Weavers, http://www.swfa.com/c-285-weaver-mounts.aspx, solid as a rock.

 

Welcome to O.T.

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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

How about this http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7682&PN=1 from a regular here @ O.T. Great optics, extremely rugged and in some Weavers, http://www.swfa.com/c-285-weaver-mounts.aspx, solid as a rock.

 

Welcome to O.T.

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 That would be a much better scope choice. Good price, too.

 

The store page doesn't have photos of Weaver stuff??? 

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Thanks everyone. 

 

My rifle has two, pre-drilled (and tapped) holes on top, so I think that rules out a visit to a gunsmith.  Now I'll start doing homework on what kind of base and rings I want to go with.  And thanks for the link to the guy selling the Burris scope.  I guess I'll write to him to see what the diameter of the scope is in order to look at what rings I need?  Sure do wish that Weaver site had photos to help guide me. 

 

Most of all, thanks for warning me away from see-through mounts and welcoming me aboard.

 

S.

 

 

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Originally posted by Sailor Sailor wrote:

Thanks everyone. 

 

My rifle has two, pre-drilled (and tapped) holes on top, so I think that rules out a visit to a gunsmith.  Now I'll start doing homework on what kind of base and rings I want to go with.  And thanks for the link to the guy selling the Burris scope.  I guess I'll write to him to see what the diameter of the scope is in order to look at what rings I need?  Sure do wish that Weaver site had photos to help guide me. 

 

Most of all, thanks for warning me away from see-through mounts and welcoming me aboard.

 

S.

 

 

 

  Look a little more closely at your rifle, Unless I'm mistaken, it really should have four holes on the top of the reciever. Two of the holes may have tiny plug screws in them, preventing their detection at a quick glance. If there are only two holes, you still need to take it to a gunsmith.

  I think the Burris shown is a one-inch tube.

 A google search should turn up something in the way of photos of Weaver and other mounts. 

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