Originally Posted by montveil
My wife has a 512 and we would like to scope it.Would you send me to exact mount info you used?
A gunsmith said that he could groove it for a scope. Do you see any problems with this? Maybe bolt clearance? I have a red dot which I could mount more forward to get bolt clearance
Thanks for any insights
Use two(2) Weaver #43 scope bases drilled and tapped onto the receiver and you'll be good to go. I had my gunsmith do the drilling and tapping for me and it cost me $60 complete. The #43 mounts are $4.50 each as I recall. Brownells, Midway and most other online stores carry them.
I've heard that it's possible to do the grooving thing, but the Weaver mounts make it a much simpler process.
As I said, I'm using B-square brand, medium ht. rings with a 1" off-set on the rear ring for bolt clearance. It works great.
They have a Weaver #42 that you can use to add a scope mount to the barrel if you like, but
I would be nervous about drilling on the barrel so close to the chamber. One slip and it's ruined.