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    Default Scout Rifle SCOPE for Mosin

    I'm getting my Mosin set up as a scout rifle. Can you guys point in a good direction for a scope? I'll be using this rifle for hunting. In western WA, most hunts will be at about 100 yards. Would like the scope to be able to go to 200-300 yards as well if needed. Would prefer a variable scope.
    Looking to spend about $200 for a scope. What do you guys recommend?

    Thanks In Advance.
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    I have been using the Burris for many years. You can find a new one for about $250.00. Less for a used one.

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    railbuggy,

    For a proper installation, that scope requires a) a "highwall" Mosin receiver (somewhat rare and what the PU mount really needs) and b) drilling, tapping and wood removal.

    It also requires grinding and/or shimming to fit the mount to the Mosin receiver else you end up with either of not being able to sight in the scope or a really odd sight picture (assuming the reticle moves as windage/elevation is adjusted per the original PU scope design).

    Not an easy scope to mount and not really a "scout" scope IMHO.
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    i had the same idea for my m38.i just picked up this one and installed it today. it is chinese and name is aim. it gives quick acquisition of target w/ both eyes open. rail mounts in rear sight mount. 2-7x32. don't know how it'll hold zero, but it was only 70.00 at the gun show.
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    I wish I'd bought more M38's when they were $49.00 at Aztec in Florida.
    I like Trickyricks gunshow find I'll see if there are any on Gunbroker. I don't see cool shit like that at gunshows around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by railbuggy View Post
    This is cool, but I don't want to drill and tap the receiver. I just got my scout mount from brassstacker.com, I now need the right scope. Too many options out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trickyrick View Post
    i had the same idea for my m38.i just picked up this one and installed it today. it is chinese and name is aim. it gives quick acquisition of target w/ both eyes open. rail mounts in rear sight mount. 2-7x32. don't know how it'll hold zero, but it was only 70.00 at the gun show.
    Take that thing out and let me know ASAP!!!
    I was looking at a weaver pistol scope, it was $210, 3-9x I think. Though I was thinking for this set up, I need a 2-6x or 2-4x. Really don't need more with this rifle.
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    Wish I could help, can only make a suggestion from your distance info you already gave.
    I'd think the 3-9x power would work ok for the 100-300 yard ranges, 3-4x would be fine for the 100 yard stuff, though I think your right about 6x being the most you'd need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coils View Post
    Wish I could help, can only make a suggestion from your distance info you already gave.
    I'd think the 3-9x power would work ok for the 100-300 yard ranges, 3-4x would be fine for the 100 yard stuff, though I think your right about 6x being the most you'd need.
    I bought one at a gun and it was not very solidly made. I ended up welding a steel rail in it I got from Guns Northwest.

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