What do your scope mounts say about you? Show off your mounts (pics)

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    20caljunky
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    It occurs to me that we each have our own style. For some airguns are a tool for pest elimination and general hunting. For others they represent and accomplishment of being able to finally get the ### rifle or ### pistol. I have been into airguns as an adult for over 15 years now. About a year ago I sold off most of what I had to fund another hobby, mountain biking. Now getting back into the sport of airguns again. Which brings me to my thread – What do your scope mounts say about you?

    When I sold some rifles, I kept the scopes as you usually end up giving them away as a package deal when selling used airguns. That was also a point for me to notice that most buyers did not want the scope included to both lower the cost of the used rifle as well as allow them to use the glass they prefer.

    If they want to put the scope on that they have in mind, then they are also using mounts/rings that they prefer. This thread is not to start a debate over which mounts are better than others. Not to create debate about how to maximize the mounts or how to shim or not to shim etc. Just a thread that asks the fundamental question of “Do you use your scope mounts as part of the overall look of your airgun or just as a necessary piece of equipment?” AND a post that aske for you to post how you have mounted your scope! Let’s see some creative use of mounts please….

    For a recent rifle I acquired I purchased some cheap rings (until I can afford something better)

    They sell on Amazon for only $7.99 a pair

    Here sits the scope as I first mounted it on some medium UTG 2-piece rings.

    I needed more space for my fingers to load the pellets. So, I thought since they are so cheap why not use two pairs of 2-piece rings?

    I am not too OCD about making sure the caps align just perfectly, however, I am liking what I see by using two pairs of 2-piece rings.

    Time to head outside for the sight in process…

    Since I am asking people to post their mount setups here is the TX200 MKII with a 1 PC

    My personal favorite I had the money to buy some Made in the USA BKL rings and did this to the walnut TX200 .22

     

    So, come on – what do you think and show me yours!

    ~GOD BLESS~

     

    john

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    rangur1
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      I started to get into the color mounts by UTG . Also have blue anodized on my cat

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    20caljunky
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    That looks real nice – love the red and the anodized finish as opposed to gloss etc. I forgot I had some silver BKL rings on the lothar barreled .20 cal MountainAir carbine. 

     

     I also like your extra magazine storage!

    ~GOD BLESS~

     

    john

     

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    Greenarrow
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    Not creative in the least here but here are some of mine.  I generally go for the cheaper UTG mounts and they have worked well for me.  I have a set of Sportsmatch rings, FX No Limit and a one piece BKL and one piece UTG.  I haven’t had problems with any.

     

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    No pictures. No flash. FX No-limit rings are my choice.  It seem I run out of "up", and I dont like using the extreme limit vertical of travel. To my thinking it stresses the scope mechanisms. Also, IMHO, I think shiming a scope puts unnecessary torque on the scope tube. The no-limit rings fix all those problems. Zero problems with them.

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    rj222
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    Wow, you got some bad recoiling springers 2 and 3 pairs of rings.

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    20caljunky
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    rj222

    Wow, you got some bad recoiling springers 2 and 3 pairs of rings.

    I am just using the extra rings because I like the "look". I haven't posted over here much or for awhile either. I think I enjoy the people as much as I enjoy the shooting. 

    So no recoil issues – just extra rings to see what the outcome is to the profile of the rifle visually… 

    GOD BLESS

     

    john

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    20caljunky
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    Nice collection and some real beauties. I love that you have kids involved in the sport and that you are not afraid to use grip tape! 

     

    ~GOD BLESS~

     

    john

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    bandg
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    I've used many different types.  Cheap rings will work OK for many uses.  In any case where there is any need for a little extra MOA or an alignment issue I always go with fully adjustable Sportsmatch rings.  Even if only vertical adjustment is needed, it is handy to have a few sets of the windage adjustable rings around for those unexpected issues.

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    whyzee
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    20caljunky May I ask what scopes are shown in your first post?

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    20caljunky May I ask what scopes are shown in your first post?

    Sorry that I missed your question. I usually do not get online over the weekend. I looked at my first post (in this thread) and the rings in order are:

     – CANIS LATRANS high rings in the pics of the HW97K

     – The pic that has the scope on the HW97K BEFORE I mounted the CANIS LATRANS are UTG medium

     – On the TX200 that is a 1 PC with the Bushy glass that is a 1 PC UTG medium high

     – The last set of pics is another TX200 that has three different BKL rings. I bought a tripple strap and a double strap and for the front of those two a single strap ring. I love that set up from a function and a beauty in form perspective….

     

    Hope that helps!

     

    ~GOD BLESS~

     

    john

     

    PS – Below is two different set ups on the same rifle from this weekend. The first pic are some rings that came with the TAC VECTOR scope for weaver mounts. They worked but I wanted a different scope so the second picture shows the same rifle with a 1 PC high UTG mount on a pcp – Hah! 

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    whyzee
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    I was kind of wondering what the scopes were, not the scope mount, rings or rifles. 

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    20caljunky
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    whyzee

    I was kind of wondering what the scopes were, not the scope mount, rings or rifles. 

    My apologies. The scopes are

    Above TAC Vector Sentinel 10-40X50 with MP reticle

    The one above is the TAC Vector Counterpunch 6-25X56 FFP scope. 

    Bushnell Elite 6-24X?? (Can not remember I bought it a long time back…)

    Nikko Stirling Nighteater 4-16X44

    When I sold off most all of my rifles and pistols I found that the scopes were a very "personal" thing in that if I tried to sell the rifle and scope it did not always meet the customers desire etc. So I held onto the scopes and glad I did as I am now getting more equipment again. 

    This one is a ZOS 10-40X60 ebay special. I like the image and the funky reticle it has. Ranges well also for me. Heavy scope….

     

    Hope that helps!

     

    ~GOD BLESS~

     

    john

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    whyzee
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    Thank you John!! I like the Sentinel and the Counterpunch.

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    20caljunky
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    They are nice scopes with clear glass and sharp images. The Counterpunch was my first FFP scope. I like it very much which is why I switched to it after getting the new mounts. 

     

    I got both on amazon….

     

    ~GOD BLESS~

     

    john

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    r1lover
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    Nothing incredibly creative here.  More utilitarian than anything, but I do think a scope looks best when it's close to centered between the rings. The Leupold 6.5-20 EFR has quite long eye relief and the dovetails on a FWB 300 are rather short.  A sportsmatch OP12C addressed both and the whole thing is pleasing to the eye.  Notice the bell is also beyond the loading port making loading easy with a medium mount.

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    douger
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    utg

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    20caljunky
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    Nice looking set ups – looking great!

     

    ~GOD BLESS~

     

    john

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