Pre-64 300 H & H Magnum
Hi. My father has decided to give away his guns to his children since he is getting older. Since I am the only one of his kids that hunt, he gave me first choice of his hunting rifles. The one that I wanted and chose was a 1950 Pre-64 Winchester 300 H & H Magnum. Now that I have the rifle, I would like to put a scope on it. I currently hunt with a 30-30 that has a scope but sometimes that shots are a little too far for that caliber. Anyway, there are two threaded holes in front of the bolt on top but on the back of the bolt there is two holes on the side. Is there any way to mount a scope on this gun (preferably a modern scope) by using the existing holes? I really don't want to change the gun by having a hole drilled and tapped on top. I hope the pictures can give an idea what I am talking about. Thanks.