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Old 11-26-2012, 07:01 AM
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scope mounts for win. 1885 low wall

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I just purchased a win. 1885 in 22-250 with scope already mounted. There is not enough clearance for thumb while lowering/ raising hammer. The bases & rings that came with this gun, I am unfamiliar with. Is there special mount/ring combos that will give enough clearance without raising scope so high, that its not comfortable to shoot? Im planning on putting an older burris signature(variable, gloss) scope on this. Whats a good mount system for this combination?
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:43 AM
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There are extensions that clamp to the hammer extending a lever to the side so that the hammer may be cocked with the low scope mount. Check out or .
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:38 PM
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I have leupold bases and medium high rings on my low wall. Seems to be a good fit for the low wall. No problem accessing the hammer. Mine's in a .223. Super accurate rifle. Wish I would have also gotten one in a .243. Have fun with yours.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:19 AM
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Im trying to stay away from having to use the hammer extension. thank you for the info though
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:39 AM
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What scope do you have on your 223?
Im trying to put an older burris signature 2.5-10 w/ PA adjust. These are very long scopes, with a large objective end. It will also require a front extension ring, to move the scope forward some. I may end up having to find a shorter scope to mount onto this gun, but it has to be gloss & not a 'cheap O'!! (preferably burris). I'm wondering if an older compact would be a better fit for this set up?
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:30 AM
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I have a Leupold 2.5-8 on my Winchester. I used a front extension ring and I do not have to use anything on the hammer to cock the gun. Scope is gloss to match the bluing and cost $400 just about anywhere they are sold. Good scope, good gun.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:24 AM
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Sounds like the leupold mounts & extension rings will work for what Im trying to set up. Cant wait to get them here! Im anxious to see how this gun shoots.
Thanks for the info!
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