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.