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Question Scopes won't hold on a meteor

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Meteor62, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    Hi all, have married my bsa meteor to a 4x32 scope with one piece mount but the mount won't hold. After about 15 shots the scope falls off is there a special mount for the meteor ?
    A couple of images to show marks of scope creep below.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360079026.630617.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360079073.501750.jpg
     
  2. thevoid

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    You really need to sharpen the underside of the mounts so they really grip into the the shallow dovetail :)
     
  3. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    Mmmm.. How?
     
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    Dremel (what did we do before the days of the dremel?)
     
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    I don't even know what a Dremel is. I didn't realise the meteor was such a pain to scope up if I can't get it sorted then the meteors days are numbered .
     
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    its the scope rail mate the peice that bite the groove need to be sharp by the looks of it that rail is old!! (the rail is the bit the scope is in)
     
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    I thought the scope rail was the groove on the gun. It always used to be the thing the scope is in is the mount. It's a shame because it was giving some impressive accuracy when on the gun.
     
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    you actually right mate lol i meant the mount!!

    another thing is to check that the mount teeth are firmly biting the rail
     
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    Used a file lol (if at first you don't succeed give up !!;) )
     
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  10. cloverleaf

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    Bear in mind that many BSAs have wider 'scope rails than usual, so it's possible that you're using standard mounts and the clamping plate is skewing; reducing the clamping area on the dovetails.

    Sportsmatch / Bisley do the correct sized items ;)
     
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    On my mk4 I found the dovetail too shallow and mounts not sharp enough at the tip to hook into the rail. Sharpen the underside of point and it will be fine :)
     
  12. Meteor62

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    Weird I fasten the mount to the rifle I lift the rifle up by the mounts, I smack it back I smack it forwards. Nice and tight now me thinks. So I attach the scope take a shot and all is well I takes another shot and the mounts lose their grip and off falls the scope. Looks like I will have to buy another mount and hope that that has a better grip as this one is not very workable on the side that's not gripping.
     
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    is this the meteor you have just refurb have you checked the power ? just done mine and after 100 pellets it running about 9.4 and soooooooooo smooth
    Mike
     
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    Yes in my thread I posted its running at 9.32 fp is yours .177?
     
  15. gdsm10airgunner

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    i have just bought seperate mounts for my MK 2 Meteor am waiting for them they sell them at J Knibbs they are designed for Meteors and have 1 inch tube maybe try them
    as an aside i have a mk 5 with one piece mount that is origional have no probs with scope creep
    HTH
     
  16. OLD GIT61

    OLD GIT61 if no spring it wont do a thing

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    GDSM Mate i have had this problem it will take ages to get scope mounts to fit the Meteor. I have 2 , mk1s and had mounts from KNIBBS and sent them back. When i told his son they would not fit he said file them, i said have them back .So i doctored a pair which came on the guns nasty plastic scope and shoe horned them to the new scope ,working fine.Maybe some one as had this problem as well as me ,you will have to keep looking.
     
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    Shouldn't be a problem really, I have a mk1 meteor and use hawke sports medium match mounts. I tend to set them up so that the teeth part of the mounts are just wide enough to fit the in the rails, but not too tight so that you can still slide them down the rail without the scope coming away from the rifle. If they do come away from the rifle the mount wasn't flush to the rail. If they don't come away just move them to the correct position for your eye to see through the scope correctly and tighten up the teeth.

    The other way of doing it is to attach the mounts to the rifle individually first, before you attach the scope to the mounts. You really shouldn't need to file anything but leave that as a last resort.
     
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    i will have to wait until i get them i got a 4x20 scope and mounts which fitted superbly from proteksupplies which is where i got the seperate mounts from i am happy to do a slight modification but i hope not to have to
    on a different topic what pellets do your meteors like pm me if you want to keep this thread on topic
     
  19. brett1985

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    as many people have previously mentioned, the grooves on the main cylinder are very shallow and many mounts will have problems gripping them properly. filing is the only way on some mounts unfortunately.

    of the many meteors i have had the pleasure of working on over the last few years, this has been a common issue. it seems that it doesnt affect all meteors, and it will almost certainly affect ones that have been refurbed. if you look closely at the angle of the cut on the grooves, there can be quite a degree of difference between two seemingly identical guns sometimes...

    and not forgetting also, when the meteor was back in its original prime, smaller scopes with one piece metal mounts where the norm, bigger scopes with seperate mounts where a luxury that not many had due to the cost.

    i have a selection of period 4x15 bsa scopes and 4x20 bsa scopes on my meteors, all with one piece metal mounts, and they all fit perfectly...
     
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    Called knibbs today they are sending out some one piece mounts they say will fit the meteor.
     

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