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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2010, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Scout scope?

What's your opinion on setting up an Scout Scope on a rifle and is it a good choice for hunting applications?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2010, 01:52 PM
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I wish I could help you on this one sorry, hopefully someone out there can. What rifle would you be setting up?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2010, 03:55 PM
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I mounted a scope "scout style" on my mosin nagant 91/30 rifle. I used a Simmons ProHunter 4x32 handgun scope for it and it works well. The only complaint I have is the field of view isn't as much as a regular rifle scope but it gets the job done.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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I think about getting an SKS and pairing it with a scope. I had heard that cover receiver scopes aren't good and a gunsmith did not recommend drilling and tapping the receiver. That leads to the option of either hoping for luck with a receiver cover or setting it scout style.

I read some reviews and some people say there are problems with such a setup, especially with hunting applications (need to shoot at odd hours, need to shoot moving target, need to shoot at odd angles)... So, I would love to hear as many opinions as possible about such a setup.
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