New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Windage & Elevation Rail, Riser & Adapter Options
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Windage & Elevation Rail, Riser & Adapter Options

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/13/2009 at 09:56
thebookdoc View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice

Joined: August/16/2009
Status: Offline
Points: 56
I am looking for a solution(s) to help zero my scopes on air-rifles. I have several similar rifles with grooved receivers, and was testing out some solutions, but met with limited success. I am interested in suggestions.

First, I tried the RWS C-mount 1-piece rings and some adjustable rings, but I got the feeling that adjustable rings had some limitations. At the same time I installed a Gamo scope rail ( ) for one of my grooved receivers, and beside some shaping to fit (the grooves were about .5 inches too short, so I ground some of the underside of the rail with a metal file), it seems to have mounted ok. I like the way it ended up looking, and mounting with Hawke rings was very solid. Regretfully, the windage and elevation are significantly off, and even maxing out the adjustments on the scope I can't make it right. There are no adjustments for the base or rings in this pairing.

So, because I wasn't too thrilled with the rings carrying the burden, I started looking around for rails, risers and adapters to make it the responsibility of the rail or mounts to make the needed adjustments, and I want to use it for all my like situations. I found several possibilities that look interesting and I was wondering about opinions and other options.

OPTION #1: 11mm to Weaver Adapter & Weaver Rings
I would need to get some weaver rings for this solution, low. I think even the leapers space age would be fine. However the base seems highly adjustable, and reviewed well.

OPTION #2: 11mm to 11mm Adapter & Low Rings
I would not need rings for this solution and can use some existing adjustable rings in addition, but I may need to just buy some low rings rather than going with the talls I have. Again, the base seems highly adjustable, and reviewed well.

OPTION #3: 11mm Rails w/ Adjustable Rings
I would not need to get rings unless I wanted to go medium or low. The base is not adjustable so the rings would have to do all the work.

I am prepared to try all three solutions. But any suggestions and other options are welcome!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/13/2009 at 12:58
cheaptrick View Drop Down

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20848
Might try and post this in the Rimfire and Airgun section too, Doc.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Windage & Elevation Rail, Riser & Adapter Options"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Airgun Rail, Riser, Adapter Suggestions thebookdoc Rimfire / Airgun 1
Warne Tactical TRG42 &TRG22 1 Piece Rail 338LAPUASLAP Hunting and Shooting Gear For Sale 0
SS20X42MQ Elevation&Windage?? Glock17 Tactical Scopes 1
Zeiss Diavari-D Mounting & Windage Austin Hunter Rifle Scopes 0
Sako 85 & Pickatinny rail officework13 Rings and bases 9
Rails & rings marine one Rings and bases 1
Extended rail riser and rings - how high? Fine Point Sharpie Rings and bases 13
s&w m&p sights rustic Firearms 34
M&P15-22 & Weaver V3 sholling Rimfire / Airgun 4
salt Potatoes & Venison burgers Peddler Critter Cooking Café 15

This page was generated in 0.328 seconds.