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As mentioned in my last post I just got my first 91/30 last weekend and I'd really like to have a scope (not the scout setup)

I don't think the gun is anything special as far as collecting goes (I know, maybe someday). The numbers are force matched and there is some rust pitting on the outside of the receiver. It's a 1932 hex receiver.

So my question is, what do you guys think of the replicas like this
http://cgi.ebay.com/Soviet-Russian-...QQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item310114948477

I know I could swap the bolt body out but I'd have to drill and tap for the scope and I assume that would ruin any collector value is has or will have. I just can't decide.
 

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If you decide to go through with scoping it the seller on Ebay is a Gunboard sponsor and you can get the same setup from his website "www.accumounts.com" for $329.00 shipped saving you $15.00. If you order from him let him know you are a GB member.

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I recently purchased this exact scope and mount. The mount is nice, in that it comes with both the round and hex bases. The scope, while having some differences from the originals, seems to be very well made and the optics are very clear. I haven't mounted it to my rifle (M39) yet, but should have it done soon. I agree with the poster above, that you should go directly to the accumounts website, where you can order what you need for cheaper. Also, if you will be doing this yourself, you may want to order the drill/tap set, as well.

Edit to add: Accumounts ships things extremely fast and was great about answering my questions, beforehand.

Be sure to post pics and a range report when you finish!;)
 

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http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=81237
Before getting all hot to trot to add a scope...
Thanks for the link. I think there is a lot of good info in there. I can shoot fine with the irons and don't believe that scopes make a gun more accurate but I do think there are a couple points in favor of scoping (if the gun is accurate enough to justify it) some he talked about and some he didn't.

Light gathering
Range estimation (with mildot or parallax)
Target identification
Less target obstruction
Adjust for wind and elevation (I'm not talking about sighting in)

I'm sure there are a couple I missed. Also I don't agree that there is no reason to own a 4x scope but that's just my opinion
 

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Don't get me wrong ... I thoroughly enjoy my scoped rifles!
What perturbs me is the vast number of people I encounter on the range who are having real problems with their rifle and scope at 50-100 yards because the first thing they did was run out and tack a cheap scope on a cheap mount with cheap rings and then expect instant tack driving accuracy.
You must prove the rifle and prove your shooting skills with it before tackling the additional mechanical complications caused by scopes and mountings or you will never figure out where the problem is.
Many $ and much ammo later, they dump it in frustration.
 

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Agreed.

My biggest problem right now is deciding if I can bring myself to drill holes in this piece of history. I don't think I can.

Just out of curiosity. what are other peoples opinion of the scope I linked to? I emailed the guy that sells them and he says they are not parallax corrected. Not the end of the world but it would have been nice.

Anyone have any suggestions on something a little more modern that would look nice like the reproduction and possibly fit in the same mount?
 

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What is wrong with a scout setup?

Dennis Jenkins

As mentioned in my last post I just got my first 91/30 last weekend and I'd really like to have a scope (not the scout setup)

I don't think the gun is anything special as far as collecting goes (I know, maybe someday). The numbers are force matched and there is some rust pitting on the outside of the receiver. It's a 1932 hex receiver.

So my question is, what do you guys think of the replicas like this
http://cgi.ebay.com/Soviet-Russian-...QQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item310114948477

I know I could swap the bolt body out but I'd have to drill and tap for the scope and I assume that would ruin any collector value is has or will have. I just can't decide.
 

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I've found the scout setup to be stable enough for fast close up shooting and at that it excels. Especially with a reflex site but I think they are better suited for carbines that are used for combat accurate, both eyes open, short range work. I have an SKS with a holographic sight mounted with a scout mount and there is no better deer gun up to 150 yards but the mounts I've seen don't hold zero all that well.

Some of the newer guns that have scout position mounts from the factory are rock solid but I have yet to see one that replaced the rear sight that was. Maybe the one for the MN is the exception? Anyone do any 350+ yard shooting with one?
 

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I figured you just didn't know much about scout mounts. There are a couple or three brands that are good. Yeah, I shoot my MN at 350 yards all the time.<G>

Dennis Jenkins

I've found the scout setup to be stable enough for fast close up shooting and at that it excels. Especially with a reflex site but I think they are better suited for carbines that are used for combat accurate, both eyes open, short range work. I have an SKS with a holographic sight mounted with a scout mount and there is no better deer gun up to 150 yards but the mounts I've seen don't hold zero all that well.

Some of the newer guns that have scout position mounts from the factory are rock solid but I have yet to see one that replaced the rear sight that was. Maybe the one for the MN is the exception? Anyone do any 350+ yard shooting with one?
 
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