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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 07:09 AM
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Now that I think about it the B-Square will already increase the scope above the barrel so I would try the low base. Weaver products are not very high priced and will hold things solidly. A 33 mm obj lens normally works well with low bases on rifles. You want your face down snugly on the stock so a low mount will give you the best face placement.
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SG, the B-Square mount comes with a set of low base Weaver style rings, look on Amazon, you'll see an outfit called Grand Slam Sports that sells it for $37.62 plus $8.54? I think for shipping, puts you at a few cents over $46. Good price, Cabelas is $50 plus shipping and if there is a Cab's in your state tax on top of that. Watch out for the other mounts you'll see that say B-Square that are way cheaper, I think they are imitations 'cause they come with see-thru rings, B-Square units do not come with see-thru rings. Hope this helps.
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If I was to get a new barrel with the scope rail attached, Would low rings work for that also?
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Yep, they should be fine with the 2x-7x 33mm scope you are talking about getting. Matter of fact, I changed out a buddy's 870 before this past hunting season from a B-Square mount to a cantilevered slug barrel and used the low base rings from the B-Square unit with a 3x-9x 40mm scope and there was still plenty of clearance, so yes they will be fine.

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Yep, they should be fine with the 2x-7x 33mm scope you are talking about getting. Matter of fact, I changed out a buddy's 870 before this past hunting season from a B-Square mount to a cantilevered slug barrel and used the low base rings from the B-Square unit with a 3x-9x 40mm scope and there was still plenty of clearance, so yes they will be fine.
Are those rails on the Cantilever slug barrels pretty stought with scope on it then?
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Yep SG, they are a good solid mount. I've had mine since 1995 and never had an issue.
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Will the Nikon Prostaff scope hold up mounted on a shotgun? It will be a 2-7x32.
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My answer is ABSOLUTELY. I'm sure there will be some other opinions about that, but if you research this question you'll find what I did, there is no clear cut evidence that a "rifle" scope will not take the recoil of a shotgun. My evidence is that I've had the same rifle scope on my 870 for 17 years and had no issues, and my scope is 42 years old(yes 42 years, I bought it in 1969!) I had it on a rifle and then put it on my 870 in 1995. The main difference between shotgun and rifle is the eye relief, about 3" for rifle and about 6" for shotgun. And I put 2 Nikon Prostaff's (both 2x-7x 32mm) one on my b-in-law's Savage 220 and one on a T/C Triumph that shoots 150gr loads and both are still fine. So, that's what I can tell you, except that there is not a better scope in that price range than the Nikon Prostaff. Hope this helps.
PS: I've killed deer as far as 204 yds. and whacked a coyote this past season at 246 yds with my 870 rig, so I'd say it works pretty well.

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