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GrampawEd 12-03-2009 03:21 PM

Would you scope the 40x?
 
Since these rifles don't have sights, what are your feelings about drilling and tapping? From the descriptions, it is doubtful that the rifles will be in collectible condition. Your comments please, on scoping the USMC and/or HB.

presidentg 12-03-2009 03:24 PM

I believe you'll find that the 40X rifles are already drilled and tapped for bases. Both modern types and Unertl style can be used. The modern bases will probably need a touch of shiming but nothing major.

drmsparks 12-03-2009 03:26 PM

I plan on making a 22 clone of my f class rifle, so a scope is definitely in the future...

MiDodgeguy 12-03-2009 03:30 PM

Weaver makes bases for the 40X and they should already be drilled and tapped. I ordered one set of sights, and two rifles. I think you know what I am thinking :)

MikeW 12-03-2009 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MiDodgeguy (Post 21522)
Weaver makes bases for the 40X and they should already be drilled and tapped. I ordered one set of sights, and two rifles. I think you know what I am thinking :)

I found this on another site regarding the weave bases:

"The correct Weaver top mount bases for the 40X are numbers ís 35 front & 36 rear."

Does that sounds correct?

MiDodgeguy 12-03-2009 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeW (Post 21524)
I found this on another site regarding the weave bases:

"The correct Weaver top mount bases for the 40X are numbers ís 35 front & 36 rear."

Does that sounds correct?

Yes, That is also what I found and ordered.

tedh 12-03-2009 04:24 PM

My club has a 22/F class match so I was thinking of using mine for that purpose.
I wonder who makes a bipod that will fit into the hand stop rail?

Short Round 12-03-2009 05:49 PM

I thought the 722 and 700 short action all took the same base.

I put a Redfield base on mine before CMP sold the sights last time. Oh and mine is a 722 action type.

Super Duty-KTP 12-04-2009 10:33 PM

I was fortunate to find a set of Redfield International irons for my 40X, but currently shoot it with a Simmons 6-18x40 Pro Air air rifle scope mounted in the above listed Weaver bases and rings. It is really cool to shoot .22 casings off of toothpicks at 25 yds and beyond, and I usually win enough for beer money against the uninformed who dare bet against the 40X.

LoneWolfUSMC 12-08-2009 09:46 AM

My 40x will be a trainer for my duty 700, so it most definitely will get a scope. I like irons, but I need a trainer.

I am just torn between keeping the wood and installing a Unertl or Lyman or making a "clone" of my duty rifle with a fiberglass stock and modern scope.

Modern rifles are more accurate, but wood and steel have soul!


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