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Question Help - Meteor and scope - Tearing my hair out

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by nheather, May 27, 2008.

  1. nheather

    nheather Well-Known Member

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    This is my 2nd attempt at a scope onto my son's Meteor.

    My first attempt was a Nikko Stirling 4-9x40 bought from JSR. The scope was very long and the single piece mount meant that the end of the scope over-hung the breech by a long way preventing it from being opened.

    I returned it to JSR and got most of my money back.

    This time I bought a used but very nice Walther 4-9x40. This has two piece mounts and is a fair bit shorter. I thought I had done my maths but obviously not well enough. Even with the scope positioned as far back as possible its end over-hangs the breech by 1mm. So close but so far - I can't open the breech.

    The problem is that the back mount is as far back in the rail as it will go and the front face of this mount is hard up against the ball that holds the turrets.

    If the rear miunt were a bit thinner I could probably get away with it. Trouble is they are already pretty thin types and I'm not sure you can get any thinner - the rear mount is 16mm thick.

    If I had access to a milling machine I would be tempted to take a bit of the rear mount - but I don't.

    Any bright ideas?

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  2. jamjon

    jamjon Posting Addict

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    It depends on how much eye relief you have you could use a reach forward mount and put it on backwards problem is you need to leave plenty of eye relief as it's a recoiling gun
     
  3. a1gunner

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    i have a BSA essencial scope 3-9x40

    fits fine even with a flip up cover:up:

    you need to take the open sight off first.
     
  4. twostage

    twostage Newbie

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    Could you post a picture of it nearly fitting. I'm struggling to imagine a scope over-hanging that far. Might be able to offer some advice if I see the problem.
     
  5. nheather

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    Never added a picture before so hope this works

    [​IMG]

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  6. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    You will need to fit reach forward in reverse, it looks like the gun has a small action.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. nheather

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    Thanks for that.

    Won't need to be the back mount that will need to be cranked. The back is as far back as it will go - the rails don't go any further backwards.

    So the centre piece of the scope will sit over the flat piece of the cranked mount (assuming it clears it).

    Okay - where do I get these from - I've never seen them before.

    Cheers,

    Nigel

    PS - Scrap that idea. Just seen your link to the mounts in optics warehouse and more importantly the price (dearer than the scope). So I'll have to think of something else.
     
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    Thanks, not quite as expensive as I first throught - was looking at the Extended Mount at £40.

    But still dear enough to think long and hard.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  10. a1gunner

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    for £40 i got the BSA scope:)
     

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