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O/T Tip off scope mount

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Dave P, Oct 7, 2009.

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  1. Dave P

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    Going to hunt whitetail this winter and it will vary from tight to open territory. Does anyone manufacture a tip off scope mount. I know there are see-thru mounts.
     
  2. miketmx

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    Would a low power variable scope with conventional mounts work for your hunt ?
     
  3. timberfaller

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    Check out Brownells or Midway, I think Weaver still makes tip-offs
     
  4. Auctioneer

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    I have not found a tip over mount that was worth a damn. The only removable mount is the ones for drilling. The claw mount as they are called.
     
  5. wolfram

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    My favorite scope is a 1.5x5 Leupold VXIII. Absolutely no need for open sights, the low power scope is much faster and more precise in all light conditions. Works at longer range too, resolution with the VXIII is excellent which helps more than magnification in the field. BTW I mostly hunt the wide open spaces of NV with this set up and 300-400 yd shots are typical.


    Tip offs can't be relied on to hold zero and see through mounts get the scope too high off the bore axis to be useful with most stock designs.
     
  6. sliverbulletexpress

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    Unless you want to spend a bunch of money on some semi-custom high end stuff the tip offs are junk in my experience. A bad gimick. If you don't chose a scope that his too high powered and has a good field of view and if you practice you can get very good using a scope at close range. That is the way I have went along with back up irons and Warne QD rings that really do come back to zero when you change back and forth. M2C's
     
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    I have a weaver Tipoff on a 30-06 carbine, in 30 years of use it has never had to be adjusted or re zeroed.

    I would use it on another gun or buy another if the need arose.

    HM
     
  8. XP100

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    What gun do you have? I have a couple of Weaver sets.
     
  9. cubancigar2000

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    I use the Warn quick detach and they seem to hold zero for me
     
  10. Savage99Stan

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    I think what you are looking for is something like the old "Lo-Swing" mount that swivels out of the way. I have on on my 99 in 308. Tip offs are better known as the old .22 mounts for the 3/8" dovetails. Pachmayr made a swing off for a while. I'd try searching online for one of them or see if B Square has one.
     
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    Dave P check your PM
     
  12. Dave P

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    What I have is Remington .308 model 742. Currently it has a four screw side mount but the scope sits right over the barrel and interferes with the open sight.
     
  13. ricks1

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    Weaver had a Pivot mount that was good I have 2 on rifles and never had any problem. I dont see them listed now but I have several sets of bases for sale or trade > No rings
     
  14. ricks1

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    They still show them on the googal page
     
  15. ricks1

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    sorry But look up Gun Parts corp they have them
     
  16. g7777777

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    You have to rezero a tip off mounted gun each time you put the scope back on, so if you were thinking by the name that you could just take it off or put it back on - you cant. I dont like them but some people do use them.

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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