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Old May 3, 2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Mosin-Nagant Scout conversion- suggestions?

I've got a stock set aside for another project. Have the collectibles, and a long-range capable modded one. So for something different- I want to put together a "true to Jeff Cooper" one (well, as close as I can get). The 54R is right there with the .308- so I think it's a "go" for an acceptable chambering.

Barrel cut/re-crowned to 16". Maybe a bit shorter with a welded-on brake. An unobtrusive, effective brake would definitely soften the bark- except for anyone next to me.

Ching sling.

All pretty straightforward 'till the sights/optic.

What I'd like to have is the following:

Sights:
Optic Mount: Different idea here. Probably just the ATI pic rail mount, with a rail mounted, fiber optic ghost ring. Then the tricky part- ahead of that, a see-through riser (to use the sight, natch) with another pic rail above to hold a red dot with magnifier. Preferably the rail and riser will be integral, with enough real estate to hold both. Front sight- fiber optic post- something I can silver-solder on to the newly cut barrel.

It's a target stock with the comb level with the action, so there's plenty of height for a correct cheek weld.

Suggestions for the sights, and a riser/rail?

No, I don't want to use the rear sight base for an LER scope mount...
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Old May 4, 2013, 12:40 AM   #2
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Are you going to convert it to semi auto too?
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Old May 4, 2013, 08:36 AM   #3
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Find the project amusing, do you?
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Old May 4, 2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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I would suggest going with an S&K scout mount. A few years ago, I picked up a generic chinese made scout mount and NcStar 2-7 pistol scope for a good price. Suffice to say, neither lasted that long on my 91/30. My rifle now has an S&K mount and a Bushnell 2-6x32 Trophy XLT pistol scope. That scope/mount combo has been in place and held zero for ~2.5 years and at least three spam cans of ammo.
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Old May 10, 2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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brass stacker with a ncstar long eye relief scope
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Old May 11, 2013, 07:51 PM   #6
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C'mon guys... read...
I don't want to use the rear sight base.
The Brass Stacker "Scout" isn't a true Scout rifle- it retains the original rear sight.

A Scout rifle must have an aperture rear sight.

Front sight adapter ring looks good though, might work, I need to check the post height. Thanks.

I love the Mosin platform.... but I can't believe anyone would actually pay nearly $500 for one of those...
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Old May 12, 2013, 12:02 PM   #7
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The Brass Stacker "Scout" isn't a true Scout rifle- it retains the original rear sight.

A Scout rifle must have an aperture rear sight.
I wonder if there is enough clearance to mount a Mojo rear sight under the Brass Stacker Scout mount?
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:49 PM   #8
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i payed 109$ for mine , and i like the brass stacker because i still can use irons, so if my scope breaks i can still use my irons effectively

and those rear sight are awesome looking O_O how do the perform ?
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