My new hunting rig.

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  1. charliesgrave

    charliesgrave cosmoline enthusiast Life Member Supporting Member

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    I've always wanted to scope an M96 to see how accurate it could be, but I refuse to drill and tap a piece of history.
    So, I found that this company called BadAce that makes a completely reversible scout mount that replaces the rear leaf with a rail section and decided to try one out with a 2-7 Vortex scope.
    Also added a "Tourbon" cheek riser to get up to scope height, and a muzzle brake. As long as I've been shooting and collecting these rifles, I had never bothered to go for more than that standard thread protector. I had no idea 14x1 rh VZ-58 devices would work on them.
    I currently have 40 rounds through it in this set up. Scope's holding zero, though shooting with glass in the scout position took a little getting used to.
    2 inch groups at 100 yards with PRVI fmj's. I bet I can do better with handloads. Not bad for a 110 year old rifle.
     
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    Looks very cool. How do you like that cheek riser? I may need one for the new CZ. The scope has a pretty big objective for the rifle and I order d high rings. Not ideal, but if it is a little wacky for a while I'll make do. Hopefully I can upgrade the stock next year and solve the problem with an adjustbale cheek riser.
     
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    I love that!

    If funds allow, I plan to do something similar with a K-31 next year.
     
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    charliesgrave cosmoline enthusiast Life Member Supporting Member

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    It's comfortable. Sits in place for the most part, but it was meant for a wider stock than the M96's, and I wish it would sit just about an inch farther forward. They run about $30, but I found on on Ebay for $20.
     
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    I've found the secret to scout scopes is to make sure it's in line with your dominate eye and then keep both eyes open....
     
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    Excellent made rifles.
     
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    Mine is 116 years old this year...may be the most handsome of the milsurps I have.
     
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    charliesgrave cosmoline enthusiast Life Member Supporting Member

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    You ever want to sell or trade that thing, let's talk. I'm a black hole for Swedish Mausers.
     
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    Haha I plan on keeping it...but good to know. Someone had a nonthreaded one listed locally on armslist but it disappeared.
     
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    charliesgrave cosmoline enthusiast Life Member Supporting Member

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    I have one non-threaded M96. I don't know if they necessarily command a premium over the "B" rifles, but they do seem a bit more rare.
     
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    BBD280 God, Guns and Guts

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    It's late/ early so I may have read it wrong, but I'm not sure I'd put a turban on and walk around with that thing. Nice set up though.
     
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    Great job for finding a scope mount method that doesn't involve drilling. I can get sub 2moa out of my m96 with irons.
     
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    My dad inherited a Norwegian krag...so maybe someday I will have 2 milsurps in 6.5.
     

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