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J MOSBY
June 20, 2002, 21:32
I am going to have to buy a cheap scope. These are the ones I am considering at the present, any helpful input would be appreciated. 2-7x44 Simmons 69.97, 3-12x50 BSA 69.97, 2 1/2-12x56 Leapers 61.50, 8x56 Russian 79.97. Thanks for your help.

FWRA
June 20, 2002, 21:55
Originally posted by J MOSBY
I am going to have to buy a cheap scope. These are the ones I am considering at the present, any helpful input would be appreciated. 2-7x44 Simmons 69.97, 3-12x50 BSA 69.97, 2 1/2-12x56 Leapers 61.50, 8x56 Russian 79.97. Thanks for your help.

The Vomz 8x56 has superb optics for its giveaway price and is built like a tank. Multi-coated too and in the evening the brightness is surprising. Mine has held up to 100's of rounds of .308 and still works perfectly. It WILL require an Ironsiter or a Quik-Site see through mount to allow the huge objective lens ample clearance of the rear sight or it must be removed to mount it. (the rear sight)

I have no experience with the others.

My .02

FWRA

larphred
June 20, 2002, 22:05
Russian VOMZ 8X56!

J MOSBY
June 20, 2002, 22:18
I have the QD Pro mount already ordered, can I make the Ruski work on it ?

BKinzey
June 20, 2002, 22:21
Yes, following the advice FWRA gave, it will work.:D

J MOSBY
June 20, 2002, 22:27
FWRA, if you mean remove the rear iron site no problem, iron sites aren't any good for me past about 100 feet.

panchop
June 20, 2002, 22:30
russian 8x56 excellent scope for the money

J MOSBY
June 20, 2002, 22:31
I almost forgot, what kind of rings do I need?

FWRA
June 20, 2002, 22:41
Originally posted by J MOSBY
I almost forgot, what kind of rings do I need?

I like the Leupold Quik Detach but they are about $70-$100 depending on where you buy. Get the high rings if you plan on taking off your rear sight but honestly they may not even be high enough. I saw some Millett (sp?) rings over at Tapco's Web site that really looked good and were reasonable and HIGH. They should more than do the trick! Just remember you have to clear two huge pieces of glass front and rear. Also important that the higher you go, the tougher to get a good cheek weld without lifting your head clear off just to see.

I remove the whole rear sight when I mount mine on my QD Pro and I use the high Leupolds. The QD Pro gives you PLENTY of mounting positions for a perfect scope mount and you'll never "run out" of rail before you get it.

The Vomz is a winner but it is one big Mother! :D

They sure have a "gee whiz" factor at the range too. "Gee whiz where did you get that big scope? Wow! That's clear! Who is Pilad? Russian! How much?"


FWRA

stargazer
June 20, 2002, 23:28
Jmosby, You do not have to completely remove the rear sight. Remove one windage adjustment screw. Carefully slide the sight assy. off the rifle. Remove the sight stop pin by just pushing it from the other side, it'll come out easily. Replace sight assy back on rifle by carefully sliding back in the dovetail. Replace windage screw and that's it, sight still where you had it. Now the rear sight can be slid of the front of the rail and turned around and placed back on the rail. This will give you about 1/2" extra clearance for the scope. And the sight stays on and with the rifle at all times.

Just a suggestion.:)

J MOSBY
June 21, 2002, 04:57
What do you guys think about the Russian 4.5-13x56, it comes with some high rings but does not have a range finder 99.97?