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Tom The Impaler

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Re: Scope School
« Reply #75 on: November 28, 2011, 11:10:02 PM »
As I thought, another thing appears as the price moves up. Bells and whistles. along with the coatings and waterproofing and the fine crosshairs, eventually you'll get Parallax adjustment, or focus it's sometimes misnamed. For under $200 it's essentially non existent in a quality scope, For $200-$500 it's on the bell, or objective end, and above $500 it's typically on the left side of the scope opposite the windage knob for adjustment without bringing the gun out of battery. again for the Mini 14 parallax is a non issue really, most non adjustable scopes are set to 100 yards but for a non benchrest/precision gun the errors of the gun and ammunition far outweigh the parallax errors.
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    Re: Scope School
    « Reply #76 on: November 29, 2012, 08:08:01 AM »
    I recently received a Savage model 99 in 300 cal. due to a death in the family. I want to put a scope on this rifle but it is so old I do not want to drill into the medal. I was told to look up a Stith mount. These run anywhere between 150.00 and up. Is there an aftermarket mount that is cheaper and still will not have to drill into the metal?
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    « Reply #77 on: November 29, 2012, 12:21:54 PM »
    I recently received a Savage model 99 in 300 cal. due to a death in the family. I want to put a scope on this rifle but it is so old I do not want to drill into the medal. I was told to look up a Stith mount. These run anywhere between 150.00 and up. Is there an aftermarket mount that is cheaper and still will not have to drill into the metal?

    Definitely don't drill and tap it.

    I don't know of another mount other than the Stith that will work on an older 99 like that, so your choices are pretty much the Stith or learn to love the iron sights.

    Personally, I'd choose the latter. If you really want a scoped rifle there are plenty of good options available that will probably shoot better and won't require altering an heirloom and potentially valuable vintage rifle.
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    Re: Scope School
    « Reply #78 on: June 16, 2014, 03:26:36 AM »
    FWIW: You can have a $4k precision rifle capable of laser beam accuracy, but top it off with a crappy scope, and your not going to hit or see anything. Your optic is THE MOST important component on your rifle. You don't have to have a "tactical style" scope to have good glass, but you do want turrets that track 100% accurate and hold/return to zero. Sometimes you have to educate yourself to help sift out the B.S. that scope marketers throw out there... I have Vortex Vipers or higher on all of my rifles because it is the best value for my hard earned money, my scopes track right, are clear, and have features that give me that edge on the hunting trip...

    Take a few mins to watch this:

    (scope quality by brand)

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